Gremio manager Renato Portaluppi’s nonchalance belies a canny tactical mind

There is no doubt about the outstanding club performance of the week in South America; in the Copa Libertadores, reigning champions Gremio cruised to a 5-0 win over Cerro Porteno of Paraguay.
Most would probably have predicted a win for the Brazilians — but not by such a big margin. The Paraguayans went into the game on a record in the competition of two wins and a draw, the latter a hard-fought 0-0 with Gremio in Asuncion two weeks earlier.
There were no freak circumstances, no early red cards…