Bogotá (AP) — River Plate won its second victory at the Copa Libertadores Group Stage after defeating Brazil’s Fortaleza 2-0 on Wednesday.
At the Buenos Aires monumental stadium, the “Millionaire” team set two major goals in the first half to solve the problem.RELATED
In the 10th minute, Enzo Fernandez fired a powerful shot from the edge of the area and opened an account. Nicholas de la Cruz of Uruguay repeated the ceremony at 33 on another shot from medium range.
With his victory, River was able to rival Fortaleza and Alianza Lima in the tournament, with Group F leadership rivaling Korokoro with six points.
A few hours ago, Korokoro defeated Alianza Lima 2-1 to ratify his good moments.
“Cacique” imposed conditions from the beginning in front of about 36,000 people at the monumental stadium in Santiago.
The Chilean team’s first goal was in the 26th minute when striker Juan Martin Lucero took advantage of Gabriel Costa’s precise assist.
In the second half, Korokoro expanded his advantage by scoring a goal with a powerful shot from outside the area, with Costa intervening in 51st place.
The Peruvian club responded to some aggressive changes and found a 69 discount on goals from Edgar Benitez in Paraguay for a distraction of local defense.
In a Group E match, Corinthians defeated Deportivo Cali 1-0 in Sao Paulo and lost their debut match.
After encountering the orderly defense of the Colombian team, “Timao” achieved an own goal after goalkeeper Guillermo de Amores rebounded.
As a result, Corinthians matched the Deportivocali line by three points, connecting with Group E, Boca Juniors, and other members of Always Ready.
In the duel of the Brazilian team, Atletico Minero and America Minero became one.
“Garo”, who made his home appearance at Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao Stadium, had the highest chance, but was surprised by the long shot of Feripair Zebed, who led the United States in the 51st minute.
Atletico Minero responded on time and evened out to the last five minutes with a goal from Ademir after a great filter pass from Mariano.
In Montevideo, Uruguay’s Nacional and Argentina’s Estudiantes de La Plata clashed between the historic clubs of Libertadores, ending scoreless.
“Bolsos” had the best chance of a match in the 31st minute when Felipe Carbaro had the biggest penalty wasted before goalkeeper Mariano Anduja’s big intervention.
Paraguay’s Libertad beat Caracas 2-1.
Historical striker Oscar “Takuara” Cardoso, 38, began scoring the “Gumarello” cast when he played in Asuncion for only three minutes.
The Venezuelan team won a temporary tie in the 20th minute through Ghana’s Kwakbonsu Osei.
With the best chance of the match, Libertad scored the final goal in the 34th minute with a heading shot by Luis Melgarejo after a cross from Miguel Samdio.