with casualties visit U. Católica in Quito

Libertadores Cup

He hopes to have a sweet start in phase 2 in Ecuador. There are five important absences.

Goal by Óscar Cortés with Millionaires
Photo: Mauricio Moreno / EL TIEMPO

The Conmebol Libertadores Cup begins for the Colombian teams in the preliminary phase with the debut of Deportivo Independiente Medellín precisely in Ecuador where they tied two goals against El Nacional de Quito, and now it is the turn of Millionaires who hope to begin their adventure in the first instances with a good result to face the return at the Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campín.

Those led by Alberto Gamero come from facing Jaguares de Córdoba at home and with a stellar performance by Óscar Cortés, he was left with the three points to get into important qualifying areas in the local team. Now will come the opportunity in international competition where he will start as a visitor in Quito against the Catholic University that arrives without competition.

The advantage on paper would be Millonarios. For more than the location of the Catholic University of Quito, there is something that strongly impacts and that is that Ecuadorians have not yet begun to compete in the local rented, for which, and in the voice of the Spanish technical director, Igor Oca referred that it is a factor that can complicate, although they have analyzed the Colombian cast well.


Libertadores Cup

Igor Oca also revealed in a dialogue with Win Sports that Millonarios “is a team that manages many records, the reality is that we have to highlight them with a lot of international experience and the players are well known. Beyond the complication they had in the domestic league where They couldn’t play, they have more rhythm than us at the moment”.

Millonarios would not have any problem with the altitude and the climate of Quito either, since they are used to playing in Bogotá, a city very similar in that regard to the capital of Ecuador. On this detail, Igor Oca referred, “we have not invested a lot of time in it because the conditions are similar, I think that both teams are used to behaving in that climate and there will be many situations that can make a difference, but this will not be one of them. .

For this commitment, Millonarios will have important absences to face the first leg of the Conmebol Libertadores Cup in Phase 2 against the Catholic University. They hope to get a good result to direct the series in Bogotá and expect a rival between Carabobo or Atlético de Mineiro. However, in the first clash Larry Vásquez, Fernando Uribe, Luis Carlos Ruiz, Israel Alba and Steven Vega will not be able to be there, in addition to Omar Bertel, who traveled but will take it easy after returning from a muscle injury.

After the suspension of the match between Deportes Tolima vs Millonarios at the Manuel Murillo Toro that had Daniel Cataño assaulted by a fan and the Antioquia fan returned the Tolima fan, DIMAYOR sanctioned the player with three penalty dates in the BetPlay League, Therefore, the midfielder may be in this match against the Catholic University. Cataño was given ten days of disability, but in the same way he is one of those eligible to play the match.

The list of Millionaires for this Conmebol Libertadores Cup commitment includes names that were not in the match against Jaguares de Córdoba, such as Daniel Cataño himself due to the sanction and David Macalister Silva, who also paid a suspension.

Probable lineup:

Alvaro Montero; Elvis Perlaza, Andrés Llinás, Juan Pablo Vargas, Andrés Murillo; Daniel Giraldo, Juan Carlos Pereira, Daniel Cataño, David Macalister Silva; Oscar Cortes, Leonardo Castro.

Date: Thursday, February 23

Time: 7:00 PM

Stadium: Rodrigo Paz Delgado (Quito, Ecuador)

Referee: Braulio Machado (Brazil)



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