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Scolari makes history – AS.com

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Luiz Felipe Scolari He became the first coach on Thursday night to reach the semifinals of the Libertadores Cup. He achieves it at the age of 73 and at the controls of Athletico Paranaense, a set that he took just a few months ago in a really delicate situation. The technician who took Brazil to his fifth world title in 2002 he maintains his ambition and although he does not start as the favorite for the title he will fight until the end.

The first time that Scolari He played in the semifinals, weeks later he won the title. Brought to Guild to the continental top after beating National Athletic in the end. A year later with the gaucho team he returned to the semifinals but on that occasion America of Cali was imposed.

Three years later, the front of palm trees, Scolari again ranked among the top four South America and added his second title in an agonizing final decided in the penalty shootout against Deportivo Cali. As on the previous occasion, a year later she repeated with the semifinal, the fourth of her career. In that edition of the year 2000 also palm trees was a finalist but the shootout from eleven meters gave the trophy to Boca Juniors.

We had to wait 18 years to see again Scolari in semifinals. In 2018, again with palm trees and before Mouth one more time. On that occasion, the Argentine team was also the winner. Now the veteran coach will see them in the semifinals of this edition palm treesa team that knows perfectly and that has won the last two editions.

Reaching the semi-finals is just one more reward for the excellent work done in recent weeks. The team is also still alive in the Brazil Cup and ranks fourth in the Brazilian. He has put together a very strong block in defense, a midfield that already leads Fernandinho days after arriving at the club, and in attack the mobility and talent of players like Neck, Terans, Pablo, Canobbio and of course, Victor Roquethe young man who scored the winning goal against Students And it grabs all the headlines.

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