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The time Botafogo gave up the Libertadores in the past

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The time Botafogo gave up the Libertadores in the past

O Botafogo premiere on CONMEBOL Libertadores this Wednesday (21), at 9:30 pm (Brasília time), against the Aurora-BOLin Cochabamba, at Bolivian altitude, with transmission Pela ESPN no Star+. This is the time that Glorioso qualifies for the tournament, but the who participates.

In 1969, one year after winning the Taça Brasil, Alvinegro, for reasons related to the calendar, since the Brazilian championship the previous year had lasted 14 months, he chose not to compete. No club in the country competed.

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The same occurred in the years 1966 and 1970. In the first, directors of Brazilian teams and the CBD (Brazilian Sports Confederation) did not agree with the Libertadores’ expansive regulations, which aimed to also place the national runners-up, and no longer only the champion.

In 1970, in addition to the contradiction with the regulations, Brazilian clubs complained about the violence of their opponents, the biased refereeing, the large displacement across the continent and the low financial return of the tournament.

With no Brazilian clubs in the way, the Penarol was the champion in 1966, while the Students won the second championship in 1969 and 1970.

Botafogo’s participation

Brazilian runner-up from the previous year, Botafogo would not participate in the competition. However, the Santos, current champion, opened the place. After passing the first phase with 100% Lima Alliance e Millionaires, Glorioso made the semi-final against Peixe. In the first match, 1 to 1. In the return, 4 to 0 for the São Paulo team at Maracanã with a hat-trick from Pelé.

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In a new format, with more teams, Botafogo returned to the competition as the Brazilian runner-up. In a key with Palmeiras, Peñarol and National-URUadvanced after a play-off match with Alviverde.

The semi-final stage was played in two triangular formats. Glorioso was in the bracket with Colo-Colo e Cerro Porteñofinishing last and seeing the Chileans reach the final with Independiente, who would be the great champions.

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After a 26-year drought, Botafogo returned to the tournament. Brazilian champion in 1995, the team led by Túlio Maravilha finished third in the group with Corinthians, University of Chile e Catholic University.

In the round of 16 he faced Guild, current holder of the title. In Rio de Janeiro, a 1-1 draw. In Porto Alegre, a 2-0 defeat and elimination.

In 2014, Botafogo returned to the tournament and had to compete in the pre-Libertadores. After losing 1-0 to Deportivo Quito in Ecuador, they beat 4-0 at Maracanã and advanced.

In groups, faced Saint Lawrencewho would be the champion of the edition, Spanish Union e Valley Independent. However, by embarrassing the Chileans at home and losing in Argentina, they said goodbye to the chance of qualifying for the knockout stage.

The club’s best campaign in the 21st century. After leaving champions Colo-Colo and Olympiad in the previous phases, those led by Jair Ventura faced Estudiantes, National Athletic e Barcelona-EQU in the group stage, advancing first.

In the round of 16, two victories over Nacional and a place in the quarter-finals. Against Grêmio, a 0-0 draw at Nilton Santos and a 1-0 defeat in Porto Alegre, a goal by Lucas Barrios, which culminated in Rio’s elimination.


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