(EFE) – Peñarol closed all the paths of goal to Vélez and drew a 0-0 draw from him in the first game of the second phase of the South American Cup.
The decisive clash of this key will take place on November 4 at the Campeones del Siglo stadium in Montevideo.
The game played at the Buenos Aires José Amalfitani stadium marked the first official meeting of the local team after seven months of being stopped by the coronavirus pandemic.
For Peñarol, meanwhile, it was his debut in this edition of the Copa Sudamericana after the disappointment that meant finishing third in his Libertadores group and failing to access the round of 16.
The meeting began with a Carbonero determined to impose his scrolls and after 3 minutes he had his first option with a center from Matías Britos that David Terans connected without the necessary precision to open the scoreboard.
The next minute it was Fortín that responded with a center behind Agustín Bouzat who found a frontal shot from Chilean Pablo Galdames that demanded an accurate intervention from Kevin Dawson to throw the ball into the corner kick.
Bouzat then had another opportunity for those led by Mauricio Pellegrino with a shot at minute 12 that came close to the post, in an action that ratified the local’s territorial dominance.
However, in minute 25 Peñarol had the clearest of the first stage with a deep projection from Joaquín Piquerez that found David Teranz who took a shot that crashed into the fence post defended by the Ecuadorian Alexander Domínguez.
In the second half, Pellegrino arranged the income of Ricardo Centurión, Ricardo Ávalrez and then Lucas Orellano and Cristian Tarragona to seek greater depth and presence in the rival area.
However, a well-positioned Peñarol managed to contain the rival’s attacks and even had two chances to take the three points from Buenos Aires, the clearest in the minute with another appearance by David Terans who again smashed another ball into the goalpost. Arch of Domínguez.
In the final action, a rained center that Ricardo Centurión touched in the Peñarol area demanded a response from Kevin Dawson who with great reflexes managed to clear the ball and sentence the tie.