Atlético Mineiro rescued this Wednesday (March 8) a 1-1 draw against Millonarios, a team that tried to hinder their way to the group stage of the Copa Libertadores-2023, in the first leg of the third round of the tournament.
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Mineiro salvaged a point in Bogotá
Under the rain at the El Campín stadium in Bogotá, the captain and emblem ‘ambassador’, David Macalister Silva scored the first goal of the duel with a header in the 42nd minute.
Paulinho equalized in the second half (66) by beating the defense in speed and defining above the local goalkeeper.
Mineiro, who won the Libertadores in 2013 and reached the quarterfinals last yearmust take the advantage next Wednesday at the Mundialista Mineirão stadium, in Belo Horizonte.
The winner of the series will be placed in one of the groups of the most important club competition on the continent, which will be drawn on March 27, while the loser will play the same instance of the Copa Sudamericana.
pressure and effectiveness
Without fear before a champion of Libertadores, The DT of Millionaires, Alberto Gamero, located the lines high and away from his goalkeeper, Álvaro Montero, while his midfielders Larry Vásquez and Daniel Giraldo touched the ball quickly to exhaust their opponents.
With center backs Juan Pablo Vargas and Andrés Llinás close to the midfield line, Hulk and Paulinho barely dedicated themselves to watching the ball move in the first minutes of the game, led by a light drizzle.
After half an hour without leading role, the ‘incredible Hulk’, figure of the previous key before Carabobo of Venezuela, he searched for opportunities with long-range shots and runs behind defensemen.
With no great approaches to the opposite goal, the local team found the first goal in the 42nd minute. Daniel Cataño took a corner kick into the six-yard box and David Macalister Silva, one of the smallest players on the team, headed in before a weak response from defender Jemerson .
The Argentine Eduardo ‘Chacho’ Coudet saw his undefeated fall at the head of the ‘Galo’ since his arrival at the beginning of the season, with seven wins and three draws in ten games.
But the position of the central ‘ambassadors’ in the second half it ceased to be an advantage and became a double-edged sword.
Jemerson threw a long, high pass, Paulinho got away alone and defined as a balloon before the departure of Montero and with the solitary pressure of the left side Ómar Bertehe. The action of the former Bayer Leverkusen stripped the rear of the Bogota team.
It also forced hasty changes from Gamero, while Coudet He refreshed the attack and found new spaces with the entry of, among others, the Chilean Eduardo Vargas.
With the calm of getting the tie, Mineiro signed the result and will use his fans to get out of the way of a team that is inferior in payroll and history in this competition.
Millionaires, a three-time Libertadores semifinalist (1960, 1973 and 1974) seeks to enter the group stage for the first time since 2018.
*With information from AFP