He Guild, with a goal from Pepé, won this Wednesday 0-1 in the classic of Porto Alegre to the International and with the victory he equaled his rival in Group E of the Libertadores Cup.
With the result, Internacional remains in the first position with seven points, the same as the Gremio, and behind America and the Catholic University appear with four units, which equaled 1-1 in Cali.
The first clear play on the goal at the Beira-Río stadium came in the 27th minute for the Gremio when Pepé beat Saravia and left Álisson free to score, but the midfielder’s shot went wide in front of the goal defended by Marcelo Lomba.
In the 42nd minute and in another onslaught by the Gremio, a powerful shot by Orejuela went wide.
In the second half, Internacional, led by Argentine coach Eduardo Coudet, came out with everything and at 57 minutes the top scorer of the season, Thiago Galhardo, took advantage of a combination of Uruguayan Abel Hernández and Boschilia to demand a shot from goalkeeper Vanderlei.
Ten minutes later, coach Renato Gaúcho’s pupils reacted and Pepé wasted the opportunity to score after a qualification from Diego Souza.
The Gremio then insisted with Álisson and at 73 minutes, after a pass from Darlán, he scored the only goal of the match through Pepé, the player who took the place of Éverton Cebolinha, the figure of the team and recently transferred to the Portuguese club Benfica de Lisbon.
With the score against, Coudet moved his chips and sent his Argentine compatriots Andrés D’Alessandro, veteran idol of ‘Colorado Gaúcho’, and Leandro Fernández onto the field.
The home team reacted and had opportunities with Hernández and Thiago Galhardo again, but goalkeeper Vanderlei and the Gremio defense kept the lead despite the pressure.
On the fifth day, the penultimate of the group stage, Internacional will visit America on September 29 and the Guild will be local to the Universidad Católica.
– Data sheet:
0. International: Marcelo Lomba; Renzo Saravia, Ze Gabriel, Víctor Cuesta, Matheus Jussa; Damián Musto, Marcos Guilherme (d.76, Leandro Fernández), Rodrigo Lindoso (d.76, Andrés D’Alessandro), Boschilia; Thiago Galhardo and Abel Hernández.
Coach: Eduardo Coudet.
1. Guild: Vanderlei; Luis Manuel Orejuela (m.90, Ruan), Rodrigues, Walter Kannemann, Bruno Cortez; Lucas Silva, Matheus Henrique, Darlán (m.81, Robinho), Álisson (m.89, Guilherme Azevedo); Pepé (m.81, Luiz Fernando) and Diego Souza (m.81, Isaque).
Coach: Renato Gaúcho.
Goal: 0-1, m.73: Pepé.
Referee: Argentine Patricio Loustau admonished Rodrigo Lindoso, Fernández and Lucas Silva.
Incidents: match of the fourth day of Group E of the Copa Libertadores played without an audience at the Beira-Río World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.