Independent won this Wednesday 1-0 at Guabirá Bolivian and with the classification in his pocket for the round of 16 of the Cup
South American In passing, it ratified its absolute leadership in Group B. With Silvio Romero’s goal, Rojo added 14 points and passed Montevideo City Torque, which added 11. Bahía stayed at 8 points while Guabirá has not played in six games. .
During the match, William Álvarez wasted the opportunity to equalize from a penalty in the 88th minute after suffering an infraction from Uruguayan goalkeeper Sebastián Sosa.
Independiente, who will have to play the semifinals of the Professional League Cup against Colón de Santa Fe next Monday, did not have his best production and was able to break the resistance of the Bolivian visit in the 83rd minute through his scorer.
In the first half, Independiente started with everything and in minute 3 he had his first option with a combination of Sebastián Palacios, Fabricio Bustos and a final shot by Gonzalo Asís that was controlled by goalkeeper Saidt Mustafá. El Rojo had three more options, but the clearest was in the 17th minute with a pass from Bustos for the arrival of Palacios, which he demanded again from Mustafa.
Guabirá withdrew and looked for the counterattack with the great objective of scoring his first point in this group stage of the continental tournament. In the second half, Andrés Roa was the engine of the first option with a pass for the arrival of Asís that could not connect with certainty and wasted the opportunity.
When it seemed that the tie, which reached Independiente to qualify, would be the final result, a center from Roa and a header from Barreto arrived in the 38th minute, which Silvio Romero took advantage of to push the net and open the scoreboard. In the absence of three minutes Sebastián Sosa caused a penalty for the visitors that William Álvarez wasted with a deflected shot.
The future of Independiente, with the guaranteed qualification for the round of 16 of the Sudamericana, will be the semifinal of the local tournament against Colón de Santa Fe. For Guabirá the future is the Bolivian tournament where he is sixth with 12 points to four of the leaders The Strongest , Bolivar and Nacional Potosí.