Chapecoense achieve beautiful victory in Recopa Sudamericana Championship first leg

Brazilian side Chapecoense have amazingly defeated Colombian team Atlético Nacional 2-1 in the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana Championship. It’s an amazing achievement for a side who have overcome a terrible plane crash tragedy last year which took the lives of 71 people. 

Only three players survived that day – Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follmann and Neto. The trio were commemorated by the crowd on their arrival.

It was an emotional day for both Brazilians and Colombians, who took a moment to pay tribute to the lives lost in the Colombian mudslide last week.

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So what is the Recopa Sudamericana Championship?

The Recopa Sudamericana Championship is match-up between the champions of the previous year’s Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s premier club competitions. 

Cover Photo Art: Dexillum

 

Ari Charilaou