The Argentinian San Lorenzo, already removed from the South American Cup, beat this Thursday 0-2 at October 12 °, with goals from Alexander Diaz Y Oscar Romero, and dismantled all the possibilities of the Paraguayan club to go to the second round, a place that Rosario Central and Huachipato now dispute in group A.
The victory, the first of Almagro’s in this South American, leaves October 12 with the same five points that it had before the match and further away from Rosario Central, leader with 10 integers after defeating Huachipato, who has eight, on Wednesday.
A Rosario who will now seek to seal the trip to the round of 16 the next and last day, with October 12 in the Paraguayan capital, while the Chileans will try the same against San Lorenzo, which is bottom of zone A with four units.
A fair result that was achieved by San Lorenzo at the Luis Giagni stadium, with greater control of the ball throughout the first half, however discreet and with no more danger than the mobility of Romero and his brother Ángel.
The team led by Pedro Sarabia, for his part, responded with the fight in the air game, with David Mendieta as ball supplier in search of Pablo Velázquez’s head.
That half took on some liveliness in the final stretch, with several warnings from San Lorenzo, the most serious of which was a left-footed shot from Maercau Fernández that deflected goalkeeper Mauro Cardozo to a corner.
The goal scored by Díaz was born from the corner kick, served to the striker by a subsequent pass from Óscar Romero, at the end of that stage.
Romero would do the second just started the second half, taking advantage of San Lorenzo the obligation to get ahead of the team from the city of Itauguá, which left space for the rival.
In fact, the target of the Paraguayan international, who shot Cardozo, was a counterattack inspired by central defender Julián Palacios.
The rest of the fight was an absolute domain of San Lorenzo, driven by Óscar Romero and with the locals desperately seeking to shorten distances but without disturbing goalkeeper Sebastián Torrico, with hardly any work throughout the duel.