The Hernán Ramírez Villegas stadium in the Colombian city of Pereira today hosted this event corresponding to the sixth and final date of Group E of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana.
And that’s where Troadio Duarte’s combative Guaireña arrived, knowing that she had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
‘El Poderoso de la Montaña’ obeyed the role of homeowner and brought together the possession and the best situations by wide passages. As a product of this paradigm, he opened the scoring through a header from Diber Cambindo (27′).
The Guaireño striker, Mario Otazú, wore himself out fighting with the background led by defender Andrés Cadavid, attentive to his every move. Thus, Richard Salinas played almost alone, which weakened the attack.
The DIM continued to waste situations and Guaireña showed signs of clear desperation (knowing that at that point on October 9 and Internacional they tied 1-1 in Brazil, which left them practically one goal away from qualifying).
Hope began to fade with the news of Rodrigo Dourado’s second goal for Inter (2-1), who went on to win their match.
However, the history of the albiceleste, the always opportune Carlos ‘Lito’ Duarte, scored the tie on the hour and put Guaireña in kamikaze mode; to all or nothing, with the full-backs as advanced as lanes and the holding men playing to the limit.
Guaireña could not with the coffee trade and spent more time in his field than on the lookout for the rival goal.
Finally, in Porto Alegre, the celebrations for the classification were unleashed with the goal of Orlin Quiñóñez, Estevao and another one by Dourado (5-1).
There was no feat and Guaireña said goodbye to the continental contest with a draw. Return to the country with your head held high. Very worthy participation of a team that did not appear on the radar of the candidates and ended up fighting for the only ticket to the round of 16 until the final minutes.