Independiente look for the miracle in the South American Cup: you have to score to continue with chances

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Independent, with no room for error in the South American: he must win and score goals to chain the chances. (photobars)

The team led by Eduardo Domínguez face La Guaira with the clear objective of adding to define everything on the last date. He is six points behind Ceará, who has a goal difference of +14.

Independent will receive this afternoon Guaira of Venezuela, with the obligation to win and the need to hit to reach the final date against Group G leaders Ceará with chances of qualifying for the Copa Sudamericana Round of 16.

The match corresponding to the fifth meeting It will be played from 7:15 p.m. at the Libertadores de América-Ricardo Bochini stadium, with the Uruguayan José Burgos as referee, and will be broadcast by ESPN.

El Rojo has had no margin since Ceará beat general Caballero (6-0) on Tuesday and extended their advantage to keep the only qualifying place for the round of 16, which will count the complement of the eight teams eliminated from the group stage of the Copa. Liberators.

Red must win and convert at least 7 goals to have a chance in the last match.  (Photo: Fotobaires).
Red must win and convert at least 7 goals to have a chance in the last match. (Photo: Fotobaires).

So, Independiente has the obligation to win and by a lot of goal difference against the weak Venezuelan team to reach the last date with chances.

Eduardo Domínguez’s team have 9 points and a goal difference of +7, while Ceará, their rivals on the last day in Avellaneda, will arrive with 15 points and double the lead (+14) in the first break. equality, in case of equality of positions. .

The Copa Sudamericana became a priority for the ‘King of Cups’ after a low participation in the League Cup where he finished tenth in his area with 16 points.

The team had a long period of preparation for this transcendent match since their last match was the victory over Huracán (3-0) in the Libertadores de América, on May 7.

Regarding this victory, the third of the last four games, the coach, who expressed his desire to continue until December although under certain conditions, plan to make at least four changes.

One of them will be forced since the midfielder and captain, Lucas Romero, has been suspended since against General Caballero (4-0) in Paraguay he received the third yellow card.

The replacement of the “Perro” would be the only doubt since Gerónimo Poblete and the Uruguayan Carlos Benavídez clash in this position.

The other three variants would be the return of Juan Insaurralde, who was not against Lanús and Huracán due to suspension, instead of Joaquín Laso; Gastón Togni by Lucas Rodríguez and the return of Leandro Benegas by young Julián Romero.

The Chilean nationalized Mendoza is the team’s top scorer of the half with 4 goals and he missed the last two games due to vertigo syndrome.

La Guaira got his only point in Paraguay against General Caballero and he has eleven games without winning (six defeats and five draws) between the Venezuelan tournament and the Copa Sudamericana.

The young Venezuelan team (they have an average age of 23) scored eight goals in the four games played and two of them were by Independiente (2-0) in the game played in Venezuela on 26 april.

Source: TN

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