(EFE) – Newell’s Old Boys put first in the South American Cup with a 0-0 draw in the visit to Atlético Goianiense, in Brazil, in a tight match on the first day of Group F, at the Antonio Accioly stadium in Goiás.
The dispute between the Brazilians and Argentines remained even during the 90 minutes.
During the match the offensive plays of Nathal and Dudu shone, by “Dragao” and the experience of Maximiliano Rodríguez from Newell’s.
The experienced 40-year-old captain of the Argentine club had an outstanding performance on the pitch and retired from the pitch in the 65th minute.
At 19 minutes, the midfielder made a first attempt that was saved by Fernando Miguel and created what was described as the best goal option in the first half by throwing a cross to Lema that the defender finished off with a head.
Atlético Goianiense created the best options in the second half, but failed the final stitch to convert.
Almost at the end of the match, the Uruguayan referee Gustavo Tejera sent off Roberson by the local team, who accumulated two yellow cards when he tried to enter the court without the authorization of the judge, after the departure of Zé Roberto.