The coach of Universidad Católica, Gustavo Poyet, and the sports manager of Cruzados, José María Buljubasich, commented on Tuesday what was the draw for the knockout stages of the Copa Libertadores 2021.The three-time champion of national football will finally face Palmeiras of Brazil in the round of the top 16 of the top continental club competition. A tough challenge for UC to have the current monarch of the tournament and winner of Group A at the helm with 15 points out of a possible 18. In dialogue with the official channels of the club, the coach of the cast of the strip stated that “we accept it as it is and clearly it will be difficult. But we have plenty of time to prepare for the match and we will try by all means to get a positive result that would be phenomenal for all crusaders and crusaders.” It was a special draw. The last champion of the Libertadores, but when you get to these instances you know that you must play against the best, and if you want to progress sooner or later they will touch you,” he added. For his part, the ‘Tati’ pointed out that “always in these matches will be on the table the statistics and the history of all the teams, but I think that every game has to be played.” We all have a great illusion of being able to dispute this key with a rival of these characteristics and hierarchy. Surely our coaching staff and players will prepare in the best way. Hopefully we will do well,” said the former goalkeeper. The knockout stage of the Libertadores will be played between 13 to 15 July (first leg) and between 20 and 22 July (second leg).