2-2: Flamengo suffers but advances to the round of 16

The Flamengo on Wednesday yielded a draw at 2-2 to League of Quito but he qualified with 11 points for the round of 16 of the Libertadores Cup in the absence of a day for the closing of Group G, in which Velez escorts you with 9.

With a draw by Gustavo Henrique at 88 minutes, the Rio de Janeiro team remains undefeated in the tournament while the Ecuadorians occupy the third position with 50 units.

Velez Sarsfield beat Unión La Calera 2-1 hours earlier, which was in last place with 2 points.

Flamengo took the lead in the 32nd minute with a goal from Pedro Guilherme, but Liga de Quito equalized just three minutes later in an aerial play that began with a corner kick and ended with a header from Franklin Guerra.

By then the locals were playing at a disadvantage due to the expulsion of midfielder Willian Arao after a dispute with the Ecuadorian attacker Luis Amarilla for the ball. The Brazilian hit the opponent’s face with his foot and received a direct red card.

Despite this, having one less man seemed not to disturb Flamengo.

In the second half Bruno Henrique relieved Gabriel Barbosa in attack and full-back Ramón replaced defender Leo Pereira to reinforce the Rio team.

The drop in the intensity of both teams was palpable, but despite the numerical disadvantage, Mengao bet on patiently exchanging passes in search of a space in the rival defense.

The Ecuadorians closed their ranks and opted for few but effective attacking plays.

It was precisely in one of those plays that Liga de Quito achieved the goal of the comeback, with a powerful finish by midfielder Johjan Julio in the 60th minute.

Flamengo tried at all costs to tie, which finally came after a corner kick taken by Uruguayan midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta and finished with a header by defender Gustavo Henrique.

On the sixth and final matchday, to be played on May 27, Flamengo will host Vélez Sarsfield, while the Ecuadorians will face Unión La Calera.