The last date of the group stage of CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana was played.
ESPN.com reviews how the Argentine teams are doing:
By Liberators, the six teams qualified for the round of 16: Racing Club, Boca Juniors, Argentinos Juniors, Vélez Sarsfield, Defensa y Justicia and River Plate.
The Juan Antonio Pizzi Academy, which until a few weeks ago was highly questioned and was about to be displaced from his position, he got into eighth a date before, Y He is also in the semifinals of the Argentine tournament. He did it in a very good way, playing with substitutes in Brazil against São Paulo, whom he defeated 1-0.
On the last day, they beat Rentistas 3-0 despite playing most of the game with one less and took first place in Group E.
Gabriel Milito’s team showed a lot of solidity in Group F, where they won four of the five games they played, against Nacional de Uruguay, Universidad Católica de Chile and Atlético Nacional, on two occasions. He lost against the Catholic as a local and as a visitor with Nacional. Surprisingly, the Bug, with a more modest squad than other teams in the country, made its way through the continental tournament without any shocks.
After a bad start, where they lost the first two games, against Flamengo (11) and Liga de Quito, Fortín scored three victories in a row, against La Calera, Liga de Quito and again against La Calera, which allowed them to reach at the end of Group G qualified for the round of 16.
The last duel was tied 0-0 with Flamengo in Brazil and thus ended up guard, without being able to pass the Brazilians at the top.
DEFENSE AND JUSTICE
El Halcón was another of the Argentine teams classified in Brazil, defeating Palmeiras, the last champion, in an exciting match 4 to 3. Thus, Sebastián Beccacece’s men reached the sixth and last day of Group A with the ticket in hand. In the closing they equaled 1-1 with Independiente del Valle and finished second to Palmeiras, with 9 points, while the Ecuadorians were left with 5 and Universitario de Peru closed with 4.
El Millonario (9 points) was a special case within Group D. Despite the numerous cases of Covid 19, he won a historic match against Independiente Santa Fe, playing without substitutes and with Enzo Pérez as goalkeeper.
In the last date he hoped to secure his passage without depending on anyone, but fell 3-1 at home with Fluminense (11). Thanks to Junior’s pale 0-0 (7) in his visit to Santa Fe (3), he qualified as second in his zone.
Xeneize (10 points) fulfilled on the last date of Group C by beating The Strongest and qualified for the second round of 16 as Barcelona also beat Santos.
Despite doubts about his performance, Russo’s team remains one of the candidates in the tournament and as they are not the leader in their area, they will not be able to meet River Plate in the next phase.
SOUTH AMERICAN CONMEBOL
Without great brilliance, the Rojo de Falcioni defeated Guabirá 1-0 and sealed their classification to the round of 16 in Group B, with 14 points, undefeated. This is how he continues in the race in the South American.
El Canalla led Group A (11) and advanced to the round of 16 with the help of San Lorenzo. The Rosario team only drew 0-0 with the already eliminated October 12 in Buenos Aires, but thanks to the victory of the Cyclone over Huachipato, the point was enough to qualify.
The Viaducto team had the closure they dreamed of in Group C. Those led by Sergio Rondina were forced to beat Bolívar, already eliminated, and did it 3 to 1. With that result, plus the defeat of Ceará, which was a leader, against Jorge Wilstermann, those from Sarandí finished leaders and advanced in the round. Thus, he finished with 11 points, two more than the Brazilians.
NEWELL’S OLD BOYS
In Group F, the team currently led by Germán Burgos still had chances to go to the round of 16, but Lepra (8 points) drew 1-1 against Goianiense (10) at home and said goodbye to the contest.
SAN LORENZO, LANÚS AND WORKSHOPS WERE ELIMINATED
The Cyclone got off to a bad start and was never able to assert itself in Diego Dabove’s cycle, who resigned from his position. The first victory was achieved on the penultimate date before October 12, being already eliminated. And he said goodbye with another 3-0 win over Huachipato on the road.
The Garnet did not have a bad phase, but they paid dearly for the two defeats suffered against Gremio, both in the South and in Brazil. Despite winning the remaining three games, he was second with no chances to fight for first place, as the Brazilians were relentless and scored 15 points from five games. And he closed his participation with a 0-0 draw against Aragua.
Talleres, the good team of Cacique Medina, at least achieved a good victory on the last date against Emelec, one of those who was fighting for the leadership in the group. She was fired with a 4-1 win in Ecuador.