Barcelona SC advanced to the third phase of the Copa Libertadores-2020 despite falling 2-1 against Sporting Cristal in a rematch match of the second phase played this Thursday in Lima.
The goals of the Rimac picture win were scored by Kevin Sandoval at 79 minutes and Christopher Olivares at 90 + 2m.
Those from Guayaquil took advantage of both forward Fidel Martínez at 67m, who already has 5 goals in this edition of the Libertadores.
Sporting Cristal came out with aggressive football from the first minute of the match to try to overcome a difficult result that left him out of the Copa Libertadores.
With the Argentines Emanuel Herrera, Cristian Ortiz and Horacio Calcaterra ‘the celestial machine’ turned to attack his Ecuadorian rival.
But Barcelona with the Uruguayan Jonatan Álvez and the gunner Fidel Martínez generated rapid kickbacks to break the defense of the Inca team.
At 12 minutes, the Uruguayan-Peruvian Jorge Cazulo commits a penalty after a foul inside the air Mario Pineida. The foul was sanctioned by Brazilian referee Wilton Sampaio.
Álvez executed the shot from 12 steps, but was stopped by goalkeeper Renato Solís.
After the play, Cristal maintained his offensive pressure, but his players failed in the definition.
At 21, the ‘Tank’ Herrera took a header that went completely off target.
At times, the game went back and forth with arrivals from both teams, but without finding the goal to open the scoring.
With a more orderly Barcelona in defense, he finished the first half 0-0.
In the second half, the team led by Manuel Barreto left determined to look for the comeback with a collective game, but he found an opponent who maintained his solid defense.
At 56, midfielder Kevin Sandoval took a flush left-footed shot that was blocked by goalkeeper Javier Barrai.
After the 60, the bullfighters were encouraged to pressure Cristal to liquidate the series with a midfield dominance and arrivals by the bands.
With societies of midfielder Damián Díaz y Martínez, the Ecuadorian cadre easily reached the celestial area.
At 68, Martinez scored 1-0 with a left-footed shot after a perfect cross from Diaz. The both muted the few local fans who arrived at the National Stadium.
After the goal against, Cristal with ball stopped trying to tie the game.
At 79, Sandoval scored 1-1 for Cristal after a defensive failure by Barcelona.
In the final minutes of the game, Cristal was encouraged to attack his rival who fell into defensive errors and committing a penalty from Darío Aimar.
At 90 + 2, Christopher Olivares of penalties scored 2-1 for the Peruvian team, which with that result was eliminated from the continental tournament by failing to overcome the 4-0 of Guayaquil.
For their part, those led by Fabián Bustos are still at a steady pace in the continental competition looking to enter the area (A) of Flamengo, Independiente del Valle and Junior de Barranquilla.
The next game of the Canaries, prior to the group stage, will be against Cerro Porteño. The tie will start in Guayaquil and then be defined in Asunción. (D)