(EFE) – The Brazilian Guild, with a perfect performance in the South American Cup, will seek this Thursday in Porto Alegre to expand its advantage in Group H of the tournament when it receives the Argentine Lanús, its immediate escort in the classification.
The Brazilians march in the first position with nine points, the product of three victories in the same number of presentations, the last with a lapidary 8-0 over Venezuelan Aragua.
The Argentine team, meanwhile, is second with six units after defeating Colombian La Equidad at home 0-1, who due to protests in his country could not perform in Bogotá and officiated as a local in Paraguay.
After the 2-0 victory over Caxías on Sunday, in the second leg for the semifinal of the Gaúcho Championship, the regional tournament of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the Gremio qualified for the final to be played against their traditional rival Porto Alegre International, by Spanish coach Miguel Ángel Ramírez.
Matheus Henrique and Ferreira scored the goals for the “Tricolor Gaúcho”, who will have to line up some reserves against the Argentines to give rest to the players with the most bustle of the season.
Coach Tiago Nunes intends to line up Argentine Diego Churín, who scored against Aragua, in the place of Diego Souza.
Lanús, meanwhile, defeated Talleres de Córdoba 1-0 on Sunday, with a goal from the experienced José Sand, and occupies fifth place in Group B in the Argentine Professional League Cup with 19 points, twelve less than the leader Vélez Sarsfield from Buenos Aires.
The Buenos Aires team, led by Luis Zubeldia, will have to repeat in Porto Alegre the list that beat Talleres and in which they appear, among others, the attacker Lautaro Acosta, former Boca Juniors player, and the Colombian defender Alexis Pérez.
In the other match of the group, Aragua, last without points, will receive La Equidad this Thursday in Caracas, which has three.
GUILD (BRA): Brenno; Vánderson (or Rafinha), Pedro Geromel, Ruan, Diogo Barbosa; Thiago Santos, Matheus Henrique, Darlán, Ferreira; Luiz Fernando and Diego Souza. Trainer: Tiago Nunes.
LANÚS (ARG): Lautaro Morales; José Luis Gómez, Nicolás Thaller, Alexis Pérez, Julián Aude; Facundo Pérez, Facundo Quignon, Matías Esquivel, Nicolás Orsini; Franco Orozco and Lautaro Acosta. Trainer: Luis Zubeldia.
REFEREE: Uruguayan Daniel Fedorczuk.
STADIUM: Arena do Gremio, from Porto Alegre.