Atletico, the runaway leaders of the Brazilian league, missed
the best chance of the game three minutes before half time when
Hulk fired a penalty kick against the woodwork.
There were few other chances in a truncated match that was
played in a stadium without fans due to continuing COVID-19
restrictions in Sao Paulo.
However, next week’s second leg in Belo Horizonte will have fans
present due to different rules there. Atletico have sold 18,000
tickets for the return at the Mineirao stadium.
The other semi-final of what is the South American equivalent of
the Champions League kicks off tomorrow between Flamengo and
Ecuadoran club Barcelona.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Michael Perry)
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