COPA LIBERTADORES

Could Libertadores finalists Palmeiras or Santos upset Bayern at CWC?

Ex-Palmeiras star Zinho says anything is possible, ahead of an all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final.

Santos face Palmeiras in an all Brazilian Copa Libertadores in Rio on Saturday night with a place in the Club World Cup on the line and a potential meeting with Hansi Flick's all-conquering Bayern Munich in Qatar awaits.

"If Bayern go with their maximum strength and face the game seriously, man… in football anything can happen," said Zinho.

"In football you cannot say 'it's guaranteed', but the difference between them is so big, it's huge. Bayern is infinitely better. If Bayern go focused and with desire, looking for the title, probably all the favouritism is for Bayern. But this is football, and it's why it's so lovely."