Defense and Justice vs.  Olimpia - Match Report - September 23, 2020

(EFE) .- Defense and Justice achieved a valuable victory this Wednesday by 2-1 against Olimpia for the fourth day of Group G of the Copa Libertadores, which allowed the ‘Halcón’ to surpass his rival in the classification and be second behind Saints.

Washington Camacho and Braian Romero converted the goals of the Argentine team, while Isidro Pitta discounted for the Paraguayans, who this weekend will play the penultimate day of the local Apertura Tournament to maintain their illusions of fighting for the title with the leader Cerro Porteño.

After two initial defeats, Defensa y Justicia added their second victory after the restart of the tournament and, after beating Olimpia, settled in second place in the area with 6 points and dreams of qualifying for the round of 16.

In its international premiere season, Florencio Varela’s ‘Falcón’ achieved a victory against a rival who has three Libertadores Cup titles (1979, 1990 and 2002), in addition to a South American Super Cup (1990), two South American Recopas (1991 and 2003), an Intercontinental Cup (1979) and an Inter-American Cup (1980).

The match had the Argentine host as dominator and at minute 20 he opened the scoring after a great assist from Eugenio Isnaldo that left the Uruguayan Camacho in front of the empty goal to convert.

Defense could have gone with more advantage with a Camacho header that Librado Azcona took on a corner kick, or an Enzo Fernández shot in the last minute that he hit the post.

The second half began with the same intensity as the first stage that generated several yellow cards by the Chilean referee Cristian Garay.

At minute 62, the ‘Falcon’ managed to increase the difference through a great play by Gabriel Hachen that ended with a deep qualification to Romero, who defined crossed and beat Azcona’s resistance.

Five minutes later the situation of the ‘Franjeado’ was further complicated with the expulsion of Hernesto Caballero by double warning.

However, the reaction of the Argentine coach of the Paraguayan team Daniel Garnero was to make a double modification with the income of Néstor Camacho and Jorge Recalde.

And at 75, Olimpia discounted with a good definition of Pitta after coming face to face with goalkeeper Luis Unsain.

On the fifth day, Defense and Justice will visit Delfín on October 1, while Olimpia will receive Santos that same day.