Penarol was remarkable. In the group stage, they get rid of two representatives of Argentina: Independiente and Godoy Cruz. In the last 16 of a turn champion Brazil, Internacional, which is made into boxes.
Later in the quarter-finals, another surprise team, Universidad Catolica (Chile), arrested. Finally in the semifinals, the Copa Libertadores champions this five times (1960, 1961, 1966, 1982, 1987) thwart Brazilian-Argentine duel club in the final by getting rid of Velez Sarsfield.
"Glad to be back to the Copa Libertadores final," said coach Penarol, Diego Aguirre. Aguirre is one of the team Penarol time champion 1987. He even scored a 1-0 win over America de Cali (Colombia) in the final.
In the final game this time, Santos is more favored than Penarol. In effect, the must entertain Santos Penarol first in 1st leg matches on Wednesday (15 / 6) at the Estadio Centenario, Montevideo. Aguirre certainly hope the troops get convincing results in the first game as a capital for a visit to the stable Santos a week later.
According to the Daily Olagraga Ovacion, Aguirre will have a full squad for the final. That is, he can lose the same starting XI in the semifinals. It includes a duet attacker Martinuccio and Juan Manuel Alejandro Olivera, who has scored seven goals in this competition.
In addition to its status as host, the full squad is a leading edge over Santos Penarol leg looked at first. Santos actually disturbed the absence of some key players.
Midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso apparently not recovered from injury. Then Santos also could not be amplified defender Edu Dracena. He received a red card in the second semi-final match when Santos hold Cerro Porteno 3-3.
"Edu's absence is a problem because we are facing Olivera, who had the advantage of complete balls. I think Bruno Rodrigo Edu will fill the position because he is more good in the air than Bruno Aguiar," said Santos coach, Muricy Ramalho.
Santos will indeed come to Montevideo with a number of limitations. But, that does not mean they do not have any positive value. Striker targeted many European clubs, Neymar, was on-fire in the Copa Libertadores. In the quarter-finals and semi finals, he always scored that ensures Santos made it to the next round.
Head to head Penarol vs. Santos:
September 26, 1996 (SC) 3-0 Santos Penarol
September 10, 1996 (SC) 1-2 Santos Penarol
October 22, 1991 (SC) 0-0 Santos Penarol
October 16, 1991 (SC) 3-2 Santos Penarol
Penarol last five games:
June 6, 2011 (TR) Penarol 0-1 Racing de Montevideo
June 3, 2011 (CL) Velez Sarsfield 2-1 Penarol
May 30, 2011 (TR) Penarol 2-2 x
May 27, 2011 (CL) Penarol 1-0 Velez Sarsfield
May 23, 2011 (TR) Defensor Sporting 1-1 Penarol
Santos last five games:
June 12, 2011 (SB) Cruzeiro 1-1 Santos
June 6, 2011 (SB) Santos 3-1 Avaí Futebol Clube
June 2, 2011 (CL) Cerro Porteno 3-3 Santos
May 29, 2011 (SB) Botafogo 1-0 Santos
May 26, 2011 (CL) Santos 1-0 Cerro Porteno
Predicted structure and formation Penarol player vs. Santos:
Penarol (4-4-2): 1-Sosa, 23-Valdez, 4-Gonzalez, 22-D.Rodriguez, 6-G.Rodriguez, 18-MIER, 15-Corujo, 5-Freitas, 14-Agular, 10 -Martinuccio, 19-Olivera.
Santos (4-4-2): 1-Rafael, 21-Para, 6-Durval, 14-Bruno Rodrigo, 16-Alex Sandro, 8-Elano, 22-Danilo, 5-Arouca, 15-Adriano, 20-Ze Eduardo, 11-Neymar.
Prediction scores Penarol vs Santos by BolaGoalNet: Penarol won with a score of 1-0. Penarol vs Santos match will take place at the Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, on June 16, 2011, at 7:50 pm.