(EFE) – Rosario Central drew 2-2 in the visit to Deportivo Táchira in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana, so the key will be defined next week when they meet in the second leg .
From the start of the match, both teams were defiant, but the Argentines saw the scoring opportunities clearer and midfielder Luciano Ferreyra appeared on the right side of the pitch and opened the scoring in the 26th minute.
The Tachirenses, who even with this result remain undefeated at home, tried to find the equalizer almost immediately, but none of the shots were accurate enough to achieve it against a strong Juan Romero who defended the goal for his team.
The second part of the game, however, had ups and downs, as both teams slowed down and increased it at different times, but several of them were used to get the tie.
In the first minutes of the second half, the tachirenses showed a better control of the ball and in the 59th minute the Venezuelan defender José Luis Granados got the 1-1 draw.
In the 71st minute, Táchira saw another goal opportunity but, once again, the lack of precision played against him and the ball went out of the goal.
The “scoundrel” sought to respond to that tie to gain an advantage, but did not find clear opportunities. Ferreira himself shot at the goal in the 77th minute but the ball went over the goal.
The opportunity for the Argentines came, after the Venezuelan midfielder Maurice Cova was injured in the 83rd minute, and after several attempts Alan Marinelli managed to score the goal that for a few moments gave his team the advantage.
However, four minutes later, and already in additional time, Douglar Angarita appeared to score the final tie.