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Libertadores 2012 - Semifinals

As hard as it may be to take your footballing mind off Euro for a while, one doesn't simply ignore Libertadores' semifinals. Especially when you've got a paulista derby like Corinthians x Santos and a titans clash between La U and Riquelme's Boca involved. I'd say all of them could rightfully be champions of South America, but Boca and Corinthians will qualify imo.

Even though Santos will play at home, I can totally see them losing tonight. Rafael and Neymar are probably a bit tired from playing with Mano's Seleção and Ganso is still not entirely recovered from injury, while Corinthians could rest a little bit in this beggining of Brasileiro. Santos depend way too much on Neymar, and Alessandro is quite capable of marking him well, with the help of Ralf and whoever plays as RW. Santos will take the initiative and attack, and this may suit Corinthians, with their fast players ready for counter-attack upfront.

Wednesday - June 13rd

21:50 - Santos x Corinthians

Thursday - June 14th

20:15 - Boca Juniors x Universidad de Chile

Wednesday - June 20th

21:50 - Corinthians x Santos

Thursday - June 21st

20:15 - Universidad de Chile x Boca Juniors

*schedules according to Brasília time (-03:00)*


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