By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, November 23rd, the first leg of the Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) championship final got underway as Grêmio traveled to Belo Horizonte to take on Atlético-MG at Mineirão Stadium. In an intense game, Grêmio overpowered the home team, 3x1, to take the opener in the home-away final.
For most of the first half, both teams appeared evenly matched with neither club able . . .