Union (Santa Fe) vs.  Bahia - Game Report - December 1, 2020

(EFE) – The Brazilian Bahia qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana after equalizing without goals at the Unión de Santa Fe field, a week after winning 1-0 in Salvador.

Bahia will meet in the quarterfinals with the winner of Vasco da Gama’s pulse with Defense and Justice.

Unión played with ten men the entire second half, because in the fifth minute of extension of the first half, winger Mauro Luna Diale saw the red card.

The Argentine formation generated several scoring chances and had a disallowed goal. Tatengue pressed from the opening whistle but was not fine in the final shot at goal by Douglas Friederich.

The Bahía, took advantage of the spaces to disturb with counterattacks. In the 24th minute came the first big chance of the match, when the visiting striker, Gilberto, knew how to dribble with solvency against the Union goalkeeper to stay alone in front of the goal.

When there was only the easiest thing to do, the Brazilian lost his balance and instead of pushing her in, he sent her to the side of the net.

The match turned rough, several fighting attempts arose and at the end the Colombian referee John Ospina expelled, with the help of the VAR, the extreme Mauro Luna Diale for a hard tackle to Elber’s ankle.

The locals claimed a penalty for an alleged hand in the last play of the first half.

Bahia, who bet on the tie and the opponent’s error, had assistant coach Claudio Prates on the bench to replace Mano Menezes, affected by covid-19.

Despite having one less player, Union went on the attack and cornered his rival. With 20 minutes remaining, goalkeeper Sebastián Moyano avoided a goal with the help of the post.

A few minutes later, Gilberto again failed a one on one. In the 86th minute, newcomer Gastón Comas was able to equalize the series with a frank shot almost from the small area. And in 88, Claudio Corvalán was on the verge of scoring with a header that he demanded thoroughly from Friedrich.

Tatengue insisted so much that in the end Corvalán managed to score in the 94th minute, but the joy was drowned out by the assistant referee, who judged the goal scorer offside.