Penarol won the first semi-final leg against Velez Sarsfield 1 – 0 bringing back memories of the invincible Centenario! The success of the Celeste in the last World Cup has been contagious for Uruguayan clubs as well! The last time the Aurinegros won the Libertadores was in 1987. Now they must face the return match in Argentina on June 2. In the other semi-final, Santos FC also won 1-0 against Cerro Porteno. Will there be a remake of the famous 1962 Copa Libertadores won by Pele’s Santos – one of the best teams ever – against Penarol?
Maracanazos love the legendary Libertadores!