The National qualified this Tuesday for the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana as third in Group C of the Libertadores Cupa position that he guaranteed by scoring in Montevideo 3-0 against the Brazilians of Bragantino.
Despite achieving the comfortable victory that would have served to reach the second place in the area in the round of 16, the classification was frustrated by the thrashing that Vélez Sarsfield simultaneously inflicted 4-0 on Estudiantes de La Plata.
After the sixth and last day of Group C of the Libertadores, those classified for the phase of the sixteen best were the two Argentine teams: Estudiantes with 13 points and Vélez with 8. The Uruguayans from Nacional finished in third place with 7 and Bragantino he finished in the red lantern with 5.
In their stadium and like the best boxers, the locals hit fast and immediately did it again to give their rival no chance to get up. In this way, Pablo Repetto’s men showed that they had learned from the mistakes made a week ago against Vélez Sarsfield.
Nacional went ahead after ten minutes through Alfonso Trezza. Overturned on the left wing, the number 22 quickly found his place on the field and thus became a nightmare for the Brazilian defense.
Emmanuel Gigliotti had it and goalkeeper Cleiton drowned out the second celebration of the premises. Once again Zabala went to the left, put together a very good move with Felipe Carballo and assisted Camilo Cándido.
Bragantino sought to discount, but did not create danger for goalkeeper Sergio Rochet. From then on, the local team only hoped that the good news would come from the other side of the Río de la Plata, something that did not happen.
In the second half, Nacional prolonged their dominance and in the 84th minute they sealed the third goal with a penalty taken by Franco Fagúndez who crossed the line after hitting both posts and goalkeeper Cleiton’s back.