The Peñarol surprised this Thursday Corinthians with a win in Sao Paulo by 0-2 in the second day of Group E of the South American Cup and consolidated its leadership with six points while the Brazilian team fell to third place with one.
The goals were converted at twelve minutes by midfielder Giovanni González and at 55 by David Terans.
The first minutes were of dominance for the Charruas and soon the prize for daring arrived.
The attacker Terans, a former player of the Brazilian Atlético Mineiro, won a split ball from his compatriot Bruno Méndez, a Corinthians defender, and managed to make a perfect cross for González’s accurate shot at the back of Cassio’s net.
Despite the advantage and the expected reaction from the homeowners, mainly with dangerous attacks from Luan, Jo and the Venezuelan Rómulo Otero, Peñarol was about to expand through Terans, who demanded the Brazilian goalkeeper from the 29 minutes.
As in the first stage, Peñarol scored quickly in the second half and at 55 minutes, in a combination between Walter Gargano and Joaquín Piquerez, Terans appeared, with difficulty defining, and put the final 0-2.
With the result against, coach Vágner Mancini unsuccessfully looked for alternatives on the bench.
Despite this, Corinthians was able to discount in the last minute with a shot off the crossbar from side Fágner.
In the other group game played this Thursday, Sport Huancayo fell at home 1-2 against Paraguayan River Plate, which reached four points.
The Peruvian formation lies in last place with no points.
On the first matchday, Corinthians drew 0-0 in their visit to River Plate, while Peñarol beat Sport Huancayo 5-1 in Montevideo.
The match between Brazilians and Uruguayans was played without an audience at the Arena Neo Química World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo.
On the next day, the third of the group, Corinthians will visit Sport Huancayo on May 6 and, on the same day, Peñarol will host River Plate in the Uruguayan capital.