University and Cristal would not debut in Lima for Copa Libertadores 2021

    University and Cristal would not debut in Lima for Copa Libertadores 2021

    The coronavirus continues to harm the plans of Peruvian clubs. Universitario and Sporting Cristal will not be able to debut in Lima for Copa Libertadores 2021 against Palm Trees Y Sao Paulo, respectively, due to the fact that there is a ban on flights from Brazil to Peru.

    Although this rule, which was given by the Peruvian government, applies until the fortnight of April, it could be postponed (once again) due to the growth of infections in recent weeks.

    This situation would cause Universitario and Sporting Cristal to choose to be hosts in another country. As Líbero was able to know, from the merengue store they are already anticipating and looking for possibilities abroad to face the last champion of the Copa Libertadores.

    Thus the eight groups of the tournament were defined. Photo: Conmebol Libertadores

    Against whom do the U and Cristal play in the Copa Libertadores?

    The cream team will face the last champions of the Libertadores and Sudamericana (Palmeiras, champion of the Copa Libertadores, and Defensa y Justicia, champion of the 2020 South American Cup). Likewise, it will have as an opponent in Group A the winner of the key between Independiente del Valle and Gremio.

    Sporting Cristal, meanwhile, will collide with the powerful Sao Paulo of Brazil and Racing de Avellaneda of Argentina, as determined by the tournament draw held this Friday, April 9. Rentistas de Uruguay is the other rival of the Rimeses.

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