A goal from Carlos Garcés at 62 minutes was enough for the Ecuadorian champion on Tuesday Barcelona to defeat 1-0 at Mouth
Juniors and take the leadership of Group C of the Cup
Liberators with 9 points out of 9 possible, a performance that leaves the xeneize team relegated to second place with 6. Hours before, the Brazilian Santos added their first three points by beating The Strongest, which closes the classification with nothing.
Barcelona today changed its game characteristics, of constant attack throughout the front, to work prudently in the development of the game. Boca opted for a conservative approach and was about to make a profit. For half of the first half, the possession and precision in the touch of the ball was in the feet of the Argentineans, who little by little approached the local goal of Argentine Javier Burrai.
In the approaches to the end of the first half, Boca dominated and pushed Barcelona back.
Barcelona came out in the second half with more ambition to reach the goal and their offensive generated several occasions, the first with a shot from close range by Argentine midfielder Emmanuel Martínez, who finished off to the side of goalkeeper Agustín Rossi and in providential form Leonardo Jara saved ( m.53). A center found the American-Argentine-Ecuadorian attacker Michael Hoyos well outlined, who headed accurately and saved goalkeeper Rossi (m.60) in great action.
With three touches of the ball, Barcelona broke the defensive bolt. Midfielder Nixon Molina moved the ball, extended it for defender Mario Pineida, who enabled the striker Garcés and he touched it precisely and defeated Rossi (m.62). The impact led Miguel Ángel Russo’s men to advance their lines and Barcelona applied themselves in defense.
Russo ordered the entry of the attacker Carlos Tévez, Gomnzalo Maroni and Oscar Zevallos, with which Boca won in attack, to the point that Maroni launched the attack, escaped from the defenders and his crossed shot hit the vertical, saving himself from a goal sung by the Guayaquil team (m.81).
The last minutes Barcelona played with the hearts of their fans in hand, due to the pressure that Boca increased in their eagerness to achieve a draw, so Barcelona took even more refuge in their area and even with desperation to finally celebrate a delicious victory.