The first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final was supposed to be played Wednesday at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Medellin.
It didn’t happen. Chapecoense never made it to Colombia to face Atletico Nacional, a plane crash taking the lives of 71 in the Andes Mountains.
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Atletico fans, however, showed up to salute the lives lost by their opponents, the latest bright moment in one of the darkest incidents in soccer history.
The crowd provided visceral scenes.