(EFE) – Libertad de Paraguay became strong and defeated Newell’s Old Boys 3-1, in Rosario, for the second day of Group F of the South American Cup, which leaves the Guaraní team as the only leader.
Daniel Bocanegra, Argentine Adrián Martínez and Antonio Bareiro scored for the winner, while the experienced Maximiliano Rodríguez, from a penalty, discounted for the Rosario team in a match played at Coloso Marcelo Bielsa.
The team led by Germán Burgos finished with nine players due to the expulsions of Manuel Capasso and Pablo Pérez in the last ten minutes of play.
With these results, Libertad led by Daniel Garnero adds six units with an ideal score in two presentations, Atlético Goianense from Brazil adds four integers, Newell’s Old Boys only one and closes Palestino de Chile at zero.
The opening of the scoring was in the 35th minute after a corner kick by Iván Franco that left Daniel Bocanegra in front of the goal with a head impact that left goalkeeper Alan Aguerre without reaction.
In the 54th minute, a fast counterattack from Libertad connected Rodrigo Bogarín with Antonio Bareiro, who threw a low scepter so that Adrián Martínez, in front of the goal, defined before the exit of Aguerre.
With this advantage in the score, the visit managed the times and five minutes from the end he extended the score to 0-3 with a definition from Bareiro after a rebound by Diego Calcaterra that left him served the ball in front of the goal.
In the final minute Newell’s discounted by a penalty converted by Maximiliano Rodríguez after a hand from Leonel Vagioni in the area after a cross executed by Jerónimo Cacciabue.
Newell’s Old Boys, which on Sunday will play the classic against Rosario Central for the penultimate day of the local League Cup, next Tuesday will visit Palestino in a duel of urgency.
Libertad, meanwhile, will host Atlético Goianense on Thursday in Asunción to try to take another step towards qualifying for the round of 16.