Palmeiras to the final: Was it fair?

After a year with a lot of surprises on September 15th, the Conmebol Libertadores cup started again. Due to COVID-19, this cup stopped for six months, and in its restart, Conmebol wanted to play 120 games in less than four months. What seemed impossible for many people became a reality. After 3 months of intense football on January 30th, the cup will close with a heartfelt final between Palmeiras and Santos. The question here is: did Palmeiras deserve to be in the final?


Palmeiras played the semi-final against River of Argentina. The first game was played in Argentina and the second was played in Brazil. In the first game, Palmeiras won 3-0 and went home with a splendid result. This meant that River needed to win 3-0 to go to penalties in the next game. In the second game, River started with the mentality of a glorious comeback and they almost made it. At the end of the first length, River was winning 2-0 and the victory did not seem so impossible. On the second length, River was playing at its top-level but the VAR ruined their dream. 

VAR is a system that was supposed to help referees but until now it only harmed football. During this game, River got invalidated a goal by this new technology because of a supposedly offside. The history does not end here because thanks to the VAR River got invalidated 2 penalties. Because of this, River got eliminated in a very unjust way. Many people are very angry because of this and they want the VAR out of football. Do you think VAR needs to be taken?


Andres Alba

Hi, my name is Andres and I love to play video games and soccer. A word that describes me is creative.

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