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Chapecoense secure their return to Brazil’s top flight

Wed 13 January 2021 | 20:30

Chape have secured their Serie A promotion after suffering a relegation in 2019.

Chapecoense

played their Tuesday match against

Figueirense

knowing that a victory will send them back to Brazil’s top flight. The team were able to stay for two seasons in the top flight after the team’s aircraft crashed in 2016 and killed all 71 people on board. However, the team was finally relegated to Serie B in 2019 and were shocked by their president’s death earlier this year.

Paulo Magro

who was the successor to Plinio David de Nes Filho died due to coronavirus and was not able to see his side’s return to Serie A for the upcoming season. After the team’s Tuesday match at Arena Conda, Chape published a statement on

their official website

.

"It was not easy to get here. It was much tougher than we imagined, in fact. But with work, humility, dedication, unity and, above all, with the STRENGTH FROM ABOVE, Chapecoense kept its promise. Chapecoense – made for the people, by the people – returned to the place it should never have left.

"It is Chape, of the impossible, of the surprising, of resilience and overcoming, again among giants.

"You can celebrate, fan. You can celebrate, president! With 66 points and four games left we have stamped our passport. Our return ticket. The beginning of another great story."

 


source: SportMob