(EFE) – Defensa y Justicia turned a game that was losing to Sportivo Luqueño and was well off facing the rematch on November 4 in Argentina, in the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana.
The Paraguayan team took the lead in the 13th minute with a goal from Aldo Vera, in a tremendous right-hand from outside the area after seeing goalkeeper Luis Unsain ahead.
However, Luqueño backed down and paid dearly for it. He gave wings to Francisco Pizzini, the nightmare of the Paraguayan defense, who in a boarding session hit a ball as a pass that bounced twice off Aldo Vera and Orlando Gaona and slipped into Nicolás Campisi’s goal.
It was a jug of cold water for the locals, and from that first half Defense and Justice was the owner and lord of the game, with two scoring chances that stopped the post and with another great save by Campisi from Pizzini’s shot.
Luqueño tried the comeback with the individual tricks of Valdecí Moreira and Jorge Ortega, very only in those 45, but the rhythm was controlled by the pupils of Hernan Crespo.
The superiority was more evident in the second half, since at the beginning they made the second, a goal from Braian Romero, who masterfully fought the defense.
Still in the last quarter of an hour, Nelson Acevedo did the most difficult, shooting outside the post of a Campisi besieged by the Argentine team.
However, those of the “republic” of Luque launched the attack, with Vera and Carlos González leading a proposal with more danger in those additional minutes than in the regulation, and against a rival who sought to freeze the game.
Luqueño also played the last minutes with ten after the expulsion of Ortega.