(EFE) .- Newell’s Old Boys recovered their aspirations to advance to the round of 16 of the South American Cup on Thursday by defeating Palestino 3-1 in a match on the fifth day of the group stage.
Nicolás Castro, Ramiro Sordo and Cristián Suárez, against their fence, scored the goals of the local team, while Juan Sánchez Sotelo scored the only goal for the Chilean team in a match played at the ‘Coloso’ Marcelo Bielsa stadium in the city of Rosary beads.
After completing the fifth day, Libertad is the leader with 9 units and Atlético Goianiense is second with 8, Newell’s Old Boys has 7 and Palestino closes the classification with one point.
In this way, Newell’s achieved relief in a bad sports context, since he finished in the last position of his group in the League Cup and was eliminated from the Argentine Cup, which has activated rumors about a possible replacement on the bench, which until now has been occupied by Germán “Mono” Burgos.
After wasting an occasion at the minute of play, the person in charge of opening the score was Nicolás Castro in his second opportunity with a shot from outside the area to surprise goalkeeper Cristopher Toselli.
The procedure for the rest of the first stage was with a local with the possession of the ball and a visit that bet on the verticality of a counter to bring danger to the goal defended by Alan Aguerre.
At the beginning of the complement, Newell’s entered without so much intensity and Palestino took the opportunity to reach the tie after a good play that ended with a header from Juan Sánchez Sotelo.
Newell’s Old Boys had a clear opportunity with the entry Alexis Rodríguez who took a shot almost to the empty goal that was barely deflected but in the 70th minute a deep ball for Ramiro Sordo ended with a definition to the youth’s goal.
In minute 85 the result 3-1 in favor of the local was sealed with a goal against the head of Cristián Suárez after a corner kick executed by Fernando Belluschi.
On the last day of this group F, Newell’s Old Boys will receive Atlético Goianiense with the need for a victory and hope that Libertad will lose in their visit to Chile against Palestino to qualify for the round of 16.