A Corinthians fan died this Saturday shot in Sao Paulo during a confrontation with supporters of his bitter rival, Palmeiras, who were preparing to watch his team's match in the final of the Copa Libertadores against Santos.
The Militarized Police of the state of Sao Paulo 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 Corinthians fans were arrested and taken to a police station near the scene of the events.
According to the police report, the fans who were arrested were confiscated 26 iron bars, eleven wooden clubs and three medium-range explosives.
The regional Public Security Secretariat, meanwhile, indicated that two Corinthians fans, seriously injured by the gunshots, they were sent to a hospital and one of them, still without being identified, died minutes later.
After the incident, the surroundings of the Allianz Parque stadium in Sao Paulo, home of Palmeiras and where it is prepared a probable celebration in an eventual continental title, they had reinforced security to avoid disputes between "Verdao" fans with other rivals from the São Paulo capital.
Palmeiras played this Saturday at the stadium Maracana of Rio de Janeiro his fifth final of the Copa Libertadores, a title he only won in 1999 at the expense of Colombian Deportivo Cali.
Santos, meanwhile, was the winner of the tournament in 1962, 1963 -both with Pele as the maximum figure- and 2011, that last time against the Uruguayan Peñarol and led in the field by Neymar Jr. The whole of the São Paulo port lost the final of 2003.