(EFE) – A header by Juan Cáceres at the end of the game allowed Racing to equalize this Wednesday 1-1 with Rentistas for the first date of Group E in the Copa Libertadores.
At 89 minutes, the defender took advantage of a corner kick to push himself into the area and connect a ball that was impossible to stop for goalkeeper Nicolás Rossi.
In this way, the number 2 completed a good match that began playing as a side for the right sector and ended up playing as a center-back after Luciano Sigali saw the red card.
Along with him, midfielder Luciano Miranda and goalkeeper Gabriel Arias were the main figures of a team in which Matías Rojas did not play comfortably and in which Enzo Copetti missed several goal situations.
On the other hand, Rentistas missed a very good opportunity to win in the first Copa Libertadores match that it played in its history.
The local team went up thanks to a goal from Salomón Rodríguez at 42 minutes and generated several opportunities to sentence the score.
A shot by Franco Pérez rejected by Arias, an incredible failure by Guillermo Fratta and a solo run by Emiliano Villar could become the second goal.
However, Rentistas paid dearly for all those failures and had to settle for a draw that gave them the first point in a group stage that has Sao Paulo as the only leader after those led by Hernán Crespo beat Sporting Cristal 3-0 .
On the next date, the Uruguayans will travel to Brazil where they will continue their international adventure just two seasons after ascending from the Second Division.
Racing, meanwhile, will host Sporting Cristal in Argentina.