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Sport Palmeiras win South American Supercup first leg

07:05  08 april  2021
07:05  08 april  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Brazilian club Palmeiras drew first blood in the final of South America's Recopa on Wednesday, beating Argentine side Defensa y Justicia 2-1 in the first leg in Buenos Aires.

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The fixture, also known as the 'Supercup', is an annual showdown between the winners of South America’s two premier club tournaments -- the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

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Libertadores champions Palmeiras took the lead in the 16th minute when Rony cleverly clipped the ball over the keeper from close in.

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Braian Romero equalised for the home side just before the hour mark when he finished off a superb backheeled pass from Walter Bou, but Gustavo Scarpa restored Palmeiras’ lead with 15 minutes left.

Bou had a goal disallowed for offisde with 10 minutes remaining.

The second leg is scheduled for next Wednesday in Brasilia.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie in London; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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