If this is confirmed, it will be the third time in a row that Verdão will achieve this feat. In 2018 the team led the group stage with 16 points. Last year he achieved the mark with 15.
Being the general leader gives the team the right to decide at home until the semifinal, since the decision is in a single game.
The possibility of guaranteeing the lead comes precisely at Verdão’s worst moment this season. It has been four straight losses and, with the resignation of coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo, interim Andrey Lopes will lead the team. The club is still looking for a new commander after giving up Miguel Angel Ramírez of Independiente del Valle.
Palmeiras leads Libertadores group B, with 13 points, three ahead of Guarani. A tie already ensures the first position of the group.