Copa Libertadores America does not raise its head, Atletico Mineiro defeats it and exacerbates the crisis of results

The former Brazilian international Hulk, 34 years old, and who entered at the beginning of the second half for the Chilean Edward Vargas, He gave Mineiro the first victory in this edition of the Cup thanks to a double that he scored at minutes 59 and 63.

The Brazilians suffered more than expected to defeat the current champion from Colombia, who discounted through Luis Sanchez (77). The reflexes of the Venezuelan goalkeeper Joel Graterol were key so that the Caleños did not receive more goals.

  • This is the second defeat in the tournament for the ‘red devils’, since last week they lost 2-0 in their debut against the Paraguayans from Cerro Porteño. América will return from Brazil to prepare for its quarterfinal match against Millonarios, a series that it is losing 2-1.

with the win, Mineiro is provisional leader of group H with 4 pointsdespite having tied with Deportivo La Guaira in Venezuela. Cerro Porteño is second with 3 points, La Guaira is third with 1 point and América is last in the zone without points.

Summary of the day

The Ecuadorian League of Quito took a valuable advantage by defeating this Tuesday 3-1 to Velez Sarsfield of Argentina in a duel for the second date of group G of the continental tournament. The ‘albos’ triumphed with goals from Christian Martínez (29 and 53) and the Uruguayan Matías Zunino (64). Pablo Galdames scored for the ‘fortress’ in the 42nd minute.

  • On the next date of the group stage, scheduled for May 4, Liga will face Flamengo and Vélez Sarsfield will visit Unión La Calera. Flamengo defeated the Chilean Unión La Calera with solvency 4-1 to consolidate the sole leadership of group G.

The striker ‘Gabigol’, scored a brace while the other goals were achieved by Giorgian de Arrascaeta in minute 34 and Pedro in minute 85. The offensive voracity of ‘gabigol‘, Arrascaeta and Bruno Henrique They defeated the conservative approach of the Chilean ‘cementeros’, who discounted in the second half with a goal from Sebastián Sáez in minute 57.

With this result, Flamengo, champion of the Libertadores in 2019 and one of the candidates to lift the trophy in this edition, leads group G alone, with six points achieved in the two days played so far.

Internacional de Porto Alegre thrashed Deportivo Táchira of Venezuela 4-0, after having lost in their debut. Inter, after its second presentation, is tied with three points with Táchira and Always Ready, that he had defeated the Brazilians 2-0 at the height of La Paz (Bolivia) and that on Wednesday he will visit the Paraguayan Olimpia for group B.

  • Palmeiras, current champion of the continental tournament, defeated Independiente del Valle 5-0 in Sao Paulo and established themselves at the top of group A. With the victory, the Brazilians are leaders in the area with six points, product of their 3-2 win against Universitario in Lima last week, in the opening of the group stage, while the Ecuadorians are third, after drawing 1-1 with Defense and Justice in Quito.

Miguel Ángel Russo’s Boca Juniors beat Santos from Brazil 2-0. Carlos Tevez (46) and the Colombian Sebastián Villa (69) scored the goals for the victory of the auriazul team, which reaped its second victory in two dates in the Cup. Boca then dominates group C with 6 points, followed by Ecuadorian Barcelona (3), who on Wednesday will be local against Bolivian The Strongest (0), also without points like Santos.