4-0: Hulk’s new ‘double’ with Atlético Mineiro

The Athletic
Mineiro Brazilian, with a new ‘doublet’ from the Hulk and two goals from the Venezuelan Jéfferson Savarino and the Chilean Eduardo Vargas rammed this Tuesday by 4-0 at Closed
Porteño Paraguayan and was alone at the head of Group H of the Cup

The Belo Horizonte team leads the group with seven points out of nine possible and took three points ahead of the Asunción team, which is second in the absence of the match between La Guaira (2) and América (0).

Hulk, the experienced forward, World Cup player in 2014 and Mineiro’s main signing this season after returning from the Chinese League, had been demanding more opportunities from coach Cuca.

After scoring a double in the previous Libertadores game, when he entered the second half and scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over América de Cali, Hulk repeated the dose today.

The first of the night arrived at eight minutes in a play by Savarino and that left the Cerro Porteño goalkeeper, the also Brazilian Jean, without the possibility of defense. With dominance and no reaction from the visiting team, at 44 minutes in a play started by Tche Tche, Savarino again enabled the Hulk to make it 2-0.

The second half seemed to be traced to the first and the third annotation was seen to come more than the discount of the Paraguayans, led by Francisco Arce. In another play by Tche Tche, this time linked with Argentine Nacho Fernández, Savarino went ahead of the defense and scored 3-0 in the 72nd minute.

Keno and Eduardo Sasha had opportunities to expand, until in the replacement time, in a crossing of the side Guilherme Arana, the Chilean Vargas decreed with a head blow the forceful 4-0. Argentine referee Néstor Pitana had no problems to deliver justice in the ninety minutes of play.

The other meeting of the group will be played on Thursday in Caracas La Guaira, which has two points, which will host América de Cali, the last one without adding. On the fourth day, Mineiro will visit América on May 13 in the city of Bucaramanga and Cerro Porteño will do the same, a day before in Venezuela, in front of La Guaira.