(EFE) – Ceará and Arsenal de Sarandí equaled 0-0 in Fortaleza, a result that tightens the dispute in Group C of the South American Cup because the Brazilian team was ahead with 6 points out of 12 possible, and the Argentine escorts him as second with 5, the same as Bolívar.
The La Paz team can take a leap in the standings if they later defeat another Bolivian rival, Wilstermann, who lies in the background with one unit in Cochabamba.
The match, corresponding to the fourth day and with arbitration by Chilean Roberto Tobar, was played without an audience at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará (northeast).
The Buenos Aires team, led by Sergio Rondina, surprised at the start of the game and in the first six minutes the attacker Alan Ruiz twice brought danger to the local goal, defended by Richard.
Then came the reaction from Ceará, led by Guto Ferreira, first with midfielder Vina and then with Colombian Stiven Mendoza, protagonists of the clearest plays in the first half.
In the complementary period, after 49 minutes of play, Lima crashed a ball on the crossbar, and the same player forced a defense from goalkeeper Alejandro Medina in the eighty minute, who always came out graceful from the constant local attacks.
In the second half, Colombian Yony González acted for the local team, reinforcement for this season on loan from Portugal’s Benfica de Lisboa and who had already defended Fluminense from Rio and Corinthians from São Paulo.
On the fifth date, Ceará will host Bolívar at home on May 20, while Arsenal will visit Jorge Wilstermann the day before.