The Athletic Mineiro, who was already classified in eighth of the Liberators, defeated this Wednesday at home 0-1 to a Cerro Porteño who suffered a serious setback in his aspirations to be the second classified in Group H.
The Brazilians’ goal came in injury time, the work of the forward I said no, which leaves the leader with 13 points and the Paraguayans with seven points.
The Cyclone Now he depends more than ever on himself, although the result gives wings to the Venezuelan La Guaira, with three points, and that tonight he faces América de Cali, who has one.
Precisely the Asuncenos play the last game of the day against the Colombians, in Asunción.
The Mineiro who left the Nueva Olla stadium today was not the scoring machine that beat the locals 4-0 in the first leg, although they dominated the ball playing with an alternative team and without the presence of the scorer Hulk, who entered in the second half .
In those 45 minutes they penetrated into the area of the Cyclone and there were some scoring chances by Tché Tché and Guilherme Arana that were blocked by goalkeeper Jean Fernández, who was in fact the figure of the Cyclone.
The second part followed the same guidelines, but with those led by Francisco Arce without establishing connections in some internships in the center that were looking for the scorer Mauro Boselli.
Claudio Aquino and Mateus Gonzalves also tried it with the backing of the all-terrain Santiago Arzamendia, although Cuca’s team did not need to make an effort to maintain an equalizer that was a lesser evil for Cerro Porteño.
However, the greatest of evils came thanks to Keno, in a ball that Fernandes could not stop.
To the defeat, which does not mean the loss of options for the Cyclone, are added certain internal problems such as the one announced by the players, who today refused the pre-match rally as a protest for several months of unpaid wages by the Barrio Obrero board of directors .