The Bolivian team Always Ready, in which the Colombians Elkin Blanco and Gustavo Torres entered after 83 minutes, beat the Brazilian Corinthians 2-0 in La Paz, who had Víctor Cantillo as a substitute. Duel that interests Deportivo Cali, who also hit the table and won Boca Juniors in their group.
The Argentinian Marcos Riquelme and the Bolivian Rodrigo Ramallo sealed this Tuesday the 2-0 victory of Always Ready against Corinthians, in Group E of the Copa Libertadores. The victory of the Bolivian team puts it, together with Deportivo Cali, as the leader of the area that was completed with the latter’s victory 2-0 against Boca Juniors.
The opening of the account came in the 8th minute through a well-executed penalty by Riquelme and Ramallo increased it in the 46th minute. the left, and Renato Augusto on the right.
However, a foul in Timão’s own area against Jorge Flores of Always Ready was sanctioned by Chilean judge Piero Maza and turned into a goal by Argentine Marcos Riquelme. The goal of the locals by way of a penalty ended up being the only dangerous occasion in their favor in the first half, since Corinthians later became the dominator of the actions.
The Brazilian formation tried by all means to achieve equality through incursions into the rival area that almost always found the opposition of goalkeeper Arnaldo Giménez or an Always Ready defender.
After the break, coach Vítor Pereira sent Maycon and Róger Guedes onto the field to strengthen Corinthians’ projection and offense. The bucket of cold water fell as soon as the second half began after a filtered pass from Riquelme to the area and a fine definition from Bolivian Rodrigo Ramallo to widen the difference in favor of those led by Eduardo Villegas. The second goal stunned Timão who, despite not giving up going forward in attack, found the Bolivian Millionaire much better off on the pitch than in the first half.
On the next day, Always Ready will visit Boca Juniors, while Corinthians will host Deportivo Cali.