Athletico did not manage to overcome Jorge Wilstermann’s (BOL) header this evening (29th), at Arena da Baixada, but the 0-0 draw was enough to guarantee a place in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.
With 10 points, Athletico leads group C and secures this first place if they even draw against Peñarol (URU) in the last round, in Montevideo. Jorge Wilstermann has seven points and is followed by Peñarol and Colo-Colo, who have six each.
Athletico controlled the first full time, had an incredible 80% possession of the ball and rounded the opposing goal the entire time, but without actually opening the scoring. Cornered, Jorge Wilstermann could not even counterattack in the initial stage and only got rid of the goal before the break because the red-black pressure insisted a little too much on the crosses.
The second half was similar: Athletico created good chances and lost goals in the first minutes, while the Bolivian team hardly visited the attacking field. The pressure continued until the additions, with a total of 20 submissions from the Brazilian team, but no goals.
Athletico 0 x 0 Jorge Wilstermann
Local: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Data: September 29, 2020, Tuesday
Schedule: 9:30 pm (from Brasilia)
Referee: Patrick Loustau
Assistants: Diego Bonfa and Ezequiel Brailovsky
Yellow cards: Geuvânio e Wellington (Athletico); Leonel Justiniano, Patito Rodríguez, Arnaldo Giménez and Cristian Chávez (Jorge Wilstermann)
ATHLETICO: Santos; Jonathan, Pedro Henrique, Thiago Heleno, Abner Vinícius, Christian; Wellington, Erick, Léo Cittadini; Pedrinho, Fabinho. Technical: Eduardo Barros.
JORGE WILSTERMANN: Arnaldo Giménez; Ismael Benegas, Edward Zenteno, Ronny Montero, Juan Pablo Aponte; Leonel Justiniano, Didí Torrico, Cristian Chávez, Serginho; Patito Rodríguez, Gilbert Álvarez. Technical: Cristian Diaz.
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