Picture : the team of Palmeiras winner of the IFFHS CLUB WORLD RANKING 2021

New Palmeiras records in Copa Libertadores

With beating Cerro Porteño (5-0) in the 2nd leg of Copa Libertadores round of 16, Palmeiras set couple of new records of the tournament.

*Firstly, they became the first team in its history to achieve 9 consecutive victories. The streak began with 2-1 win against Flamengo in Montevideo in the final of previous edition of Copa Libertadores. Then, Palmeiras won all 8 games they have played so far in the current edition.

*Secondly, Palmeiras has scored most goals in their first 8 games of the same edition of Copa Libertadores – 33. The previous record (Cruzeiro, 27 goals in 1976) was beaten with a solid advantage. The next in this list are Santos with 26 goals in 1962 and Palmeiras themselves with 25 in 2020.

*It’s also worth noting that Palmeiras have won a Copa Libertadores tie by 8 goals difference (3-0, 5-0) on aggregate for the first time in their history. Their previous most prolific playoff rivalry was an aggregate 8-1 against Delfín from Ecuador in 2020 (3-1, 5-0).

*In the whole Copa Libertadores history, Palmeiras are the third team to win a tie scoring 8+ goals without conceding any. Two clubs from Argentina achieve this before: Independiente (aggregate 9-0 vs Pepeganga in 1990) and River Plate (8-0 vs Oriente Petrolero in 2006).

*Earlier this edition, Palmeiras set new Copa Libertadores record on number of goals scored in the group stage (25) with 4-team format of the groups.

127/11/2021Flamengo (Brazil)2-1
207/04/2022Táchira (Venezuela)4-0
313/04/2022Independiente (Colombia)8-1
428/04/2022Emelec (Ecuador)3-1
504/05/2022Independiente (Colombia)5-0
619/05/2022Emelec (Ecuador)1-0
725/05/2022Táchira (Venezuela)4-1
830/06/2022Cerro Porteño (Paraguay)3-0
907/07/2022Cerro Porteño (Paraguay)5-0