The Bragantino Brazilian debuted this Thursday in the Cup
South American with a 2-1 victory over the sports
Tolima Colombian that leaves him with 3 points at the top of Group G behind Emelec, which hours before defeated Talleres de Córdoba at home by 1-2.
The goals came in the first half for Bragantino, a team that is part of the Austrian group Red Bull and which returned to an international tournament after 25 years after having participated in the 1996 Conmebol Cup. The visiting team cut back at the end with a penalty charged by Sergio Mosquera.
The first goal was an own goal by defender Nilson Castrillón, at nine minutes, when he tried to deflect a shot from striker Claudinho, the main figure of the locals.
The second came at 44 when striker Ytalo took advantage of a rebound left by goalkeeper Álvaro Montero after a shot from Helinho.
The game was played without an audience at the Nabi Abi Chedid stadium, in the city of Bragança Paulista, 87 kilometers from Sao Paulo.
At the beginning of the second half, the coaches Mauricio Barbieri, from Bragantino, and Hernán Torres, from Tolima, bet on a mutual examination.
Already at the end and with a few minutes to play, Torres made some variations to try to cut back with the entry of Costa Rican attacker José Ortiz and Paraguayan striker Gustavo Ramírez.
In injury time, after a corner kick taken by Daniel Felipe Cataño, Uruguayan referee Daniel Fedorczuk sanctioned a penalty for one hand in the area of side Aderlan.
Mosquera’s charge left goalkeeper Cleiton with no defense possibilities and sealed the Brazilians’ narrow victory.
In the other group match, Emelec defeated Talleres de Córdoba at home 1-2.
On the next day, which will be held on April 28, Tolima will host Talleres in Ibagué and Bragantino will visit Emelec in Guayaquil.