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Columbus advances and Olimpia is on the edge of the precipice

Olimpia visited Colón today, for date 5 of Group G of the CONMEBOL Libertadores, in a Brigadier López stadium filled to the brim.

The Argentine team cornered their fringed pair at the start with two dangerous plays, but the reaction was immediate and came in the form of a goal by Hugo Quintana (7′) to the delight of the visiting stands.

Olimpia went on to play with the pressure of the local public. He defended like a cat on his belly and took out stinging counters when he could.

Colón did not let himself be either and installed a battery towards Gastón Olveira’s goal, which generated excellent interventions by the Uruguayan and the occasional collaboration of the club.

Such a situation did nothing but incite Columbus. He pushed and pushed until he got parity through a shot from Federico Lértora minutes before the break.


The complementary painted just as infuriating for the Dean. Colón continued monopolizing the main options, but Olimpia did damage with the sporadic aftershocks commanded by Derlis González and Guillermo Paiva.


The thing did not end there because six from the end Colón billed, again, through Lértora, this time with an impeccable header (2-1).

There was no time for more and the sabalero secured a ticket to the round of 16.

Olimpia will play not only an almost utopian classification in the Paraguayan soccer superclásico (it should do so by more than two goals), but also its international activity of the season.

The matches for the sixth and last date will be played next Wednesday 25 simultaneously. Olimpia (5) will visit Cerro Porteño (8) and Peñarol (4) will host Colón (10).

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