Corinthians supporter dies in clash with Palmeiras fans

A fan of Corinthians died this Saturday shot in Sao Paulo during a confrontation with followers of his bitter rival, the Palmeiras, who were preparing to watch their team's game in the final of the Copa Libertadores against Santos.

The Sao Paulo State Militarized Police He indicated that the confrontation with an exchange of attacks with stones and sticks, but which ended with some firearm shots, occurred on Avenida Padre Arlindo Vieira, in the popular neighborhood of Sacomá, in the southern area of ​​the capital of São Paulo.

According to the authorities 21 Palmeiras fans and another from Corinthians they were arrested and taken to a police station near the scene.

According to the police report, the fans who were arrested were seized 26 iron bars, 11 wooden clubs and three explosives medium range.

The regional Public Security Secretariat, meanwhile, indicated that two Corinthians fans seriously injured As a result of the shots, they were sent to a hospital and one of them, still without being identified, died minutes later.

[+] Various recordings captured the clash between hobbies:

After the incident, the surroundings of the Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo, home of Palmeiras and where a probable celebration in an eventual continental title is being prepared, they had reinforced security to avoid disputes between “Verdao” fans with other rivals from the São Paulo capital.

The Palmeiras I was playing this Saturday at the stadium Maracana of Rio de Janeiro his fifth end of the Libertadores Cup, a title that he only won in 1999 at the expense of Colombian Deportivo Cali.

The SantosFor his part, he was the winner of the tournament in 1962, 1963 -both with Pelé as the top figure- and 2011, that last time against the Uruguayan Peñarol and led in the field by Neymar Jr. The whole of the port of São Paulo lost the final of 2003.