4-2: Zeballos leads the River Plate standings

River
Plate, with the striker Paul
Zeballos as a conductor, this Thursday he entered the group stage of the Cup
South American after beating Guaireña 4-2, which in the first leg succumbed at home 1-2.

Far from accommodating itself to the favorable score of the first clash and taking refuge in its defense, the Asuncion team, led by Enrique Landai, came out to settle the game played at the Defensores del Chaco stadium from the first minutes.

And he did it with a Zeballos who set the pace for the entire match, proposing, creating and unbalancing the squad of the city of Villarrica.

A play by the former Paraguayan international led to Mario Otazú, who was knocked down inside the area in the 14th minute by Sebastián Candia, the captain of Guaireña, who was booked.

Zeballos was in charge of converting that penalty into a goal after beating Héctor Espinola.

Kelito became intractable from that point on and in the 19th it was 2-0, a magnificent definition by Marcelo González of a free kick that rose through the barrier and slipped into Espínola’s goal.

The third, a quarter of an hour later, was the work of Diego Godoy, who did not forgive the gentle pass that Zeballos made to score.

Feliciano Brizuela made it 3-1 at the end of the first half closing the gap for Guaireña.

The second period was also played to the beat of Zeballos, well wrapped up in front by Luis Caballero, who was looking to leave his signature, something he did with the fourth for the locals, in the last section of the second half.

And minutes later, after a series of rebounds in the area protected by Librado Azcona, José Verdún made the second for Guaireña.

Today’s clash follows the other Paraguayans disputed this Tuesday between October 12, which qualified by beating Nacional on penalties. Both 12 de Octubre and River Plate will meet their next rivals this Friday, when the South American group draw will be held at the Conmebol headquarters in Greater Asunción.