Melgar from Peru defeated 1-2 to River Plate of Uruguay in a difficult match for the visitors, in which they lost their goalkeeper due to expulsion, and remains the leader in group B of the South American Cup with nine units.
The Peruvian team confirmed their good moment at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo, beating River after losing a player, receiving the equalizer in stoppage time and scoring the winning goal in minute 90+5 when the game already seemed to end in a draw.
Forward and captain of Melgar, Bernardo Cuesta, he opened the scoring after 22 minutes of play with a shot from the right that crowned the momentum with which the ‘red and black’ team took the field.
The set of Arequipa he went ahead in the first half with the help of his gunners Cuesta and Luis Ibericowhich generated scoring chances, with the aim of adding another victory and staying as leaders in group B of the South American.
At the same time, River Plate had Thiago Borbas and Nicolás Fonseca as its main figures in the attack with two shots that failed to equalize in the first 45 minutes.
However, shortly after the start of the second half, the goalkeeper of Melgar, Carlos Caceda, he was sent off by referee Carlos Benítez for touching the ball with his hand when he left the goal to block the run of a River player.
With the output of Cacedathe confusion fell like a bucket of cold water in the Peruvian team that continued playing with one less.
In the remainder of the game, River Plate He tried from all positions to score, but the shots from Urretaviscaya, Montiel and Ocampo were rejected.
the goal of River Plate He reached the 93rd minute with a header from Joaquín Lavega, but two minutes later Jean Pierre Archimbaud scored the second for Melgar with a left-footed shot and sentenced the end of the game.