Lessons Learned from Corinthians' Draw vs. San Jose

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Lessons Learned from Corinthians' Draw vs. San Jose
Source: FIFA.com

Midway through the first half of Wednesday's game, Corinthians' Copa Libertadores debut became more than simply a football game, as a fatal tragedy in the stands shook South American spectators in what may mark the beginning of a revolution in stadiums all over the continent.

Corinthians' 1-1 draw vs. San Jose last week showed the defending champions are older and more poised than they were last year but also a lot more vulnerable defensively. Yet the main story here is the tragic death of 14-year-old Kevin Beltran from a flare gun accident that will scar several families forever, as events like this put games like this into context when it comes to what's important.

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