The Strongest lost (1-2) against Sporting Cristal and finished bottom in their group

The Strongest lost (1-2) against Sporting Cristal and finished bottom in their group

June 7, 2023, 11:55 PM

June 7, 2023, 11:55 PM

The Strongest was postponed at home. This Wednesday night he could not against Sporting Cristal from Peru and lost 1-2, in the match corresponding to the fifth date of group D of the Copa Libertadores. The match took place at the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz.

With this result, the La Paz team dropped to last place in its series, but they still have a chance to advance to the round of 16, for this they will have to beat River Plate in Argentina, on the last date.

El Tigre established dominance from the initial whistle, He wanted to settle the game as early as possible and gave goalkeeper Renato Solis work with permanent arrivals.

One of the clear scoring chances came in minute 5, when Enrique Triverio hit him first to a center by Jaime Arrascaita and the ball went wide, kissing the left post of the visiting goal.

That is why it was not surprising that Achumani’s open the scoring at 12 minutes, through Triverio. The Argentine defined at will after a pass from Arrascaita, which left him alone in front of the goal. The duo met again and it was to celebrate the 1-0.

The first goal opportunity that the visit had in the first half It was a very good individual play by Joao Grimaldo, After 20 minutes, after removing Adrián Jusino’s mark, he shot goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra, who cleared the danger from his goal with a feline action.

But the draw was just around the corner, because in the next charge of the Peruvians Brenner (22′) made it 1-1, that gave life to Sporting Cristal in this tournament.

When the visiting team was doing things better, an imprudence of Gianfranco Chávez it cost him the second yellow card and, therefore, the red one, leaving his team in numerical inferiority.

The Tiger had more the ball, dominated the game, while Sporting Cristal managed to come out of counterattack to surprise.

Only in the 66th minute was there a sensation of a goal at Hernando Siles, when the Colombian Michael Ortega hit the left post of the goal defended by Renato Solis.

It all began with a play through the left sector by Triverio, who left the ball on a platter to Ortega, who cornered his shot too much and could not raise the score.

At 73 the controversy arose, when a header from Triverio was cleared by goalkeeper Solis and the ball hit the hand of a defender who had his back turned. The Uruguayan referee Esteban Ostojich understood that it was not a penalty.

In minute 79 a counterattack by the Peruvian team ended with Washington Corozo, who faced Viscarra alone and defined between the legs of the goalkeeper, to decree the final 1-2.

With this result, Fluminese from Brazil is the leader with 9 points; then they are located: River Plate (7), Sporting Cristal (7) and The Strongest (6).

On the last date of this series, to be played on June 27, tabby will visit River Plate in Buenos Aires, while Fluminense will host Sporting Cristal in Rio de Janeiro.

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