Chapecoense Wins Emotional Copa Sudamericana Trophy Before Kick Off With Palmeiras

January 22, 2017, 10:16 pm

Chapecoense win emotional Copa Sudamericana Trophy before kick off with Palmeiras

Chapecoense returned to the pitch on Saturday night for an emotional friendly against Palmeiras which saw them lift the Copa Sudamericana trophy before kick-off.

The match at their home stadium, Arena Conda, was the first they have played since the plane crash that killed 71 people, including 19 of their players, on November 28.


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The three surviving players, Neto, Jakson Follmann and Alan Ruschel, were in attendance and presented with the Sudamericana silverware in front of a capacity crowd.

Chapecoense, who have mostly loaned players in order to be able to compete during the 2017 season, fell behind in the 11th minute to Raphael Veiga's goal.


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They showed superb spirit to roar back, however, and Douglas Grolli, a loanee from Cruzeiro, scored a goal he will never forget to level the score just three minutes later. It looked as if Chape may secure a historic victory when Amaral, playing against his parent club, gave them the lead shortly after half-time.

But Palmeiras, the reigning Brazilian champions, struck back with 12 minutes to go through Vitinho and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

It would be recalled that the Brazilian Club lost players and official to the tragic plane crash on their way to play the first leg of Copa Sudamericana final in November last year.


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