Racing lost to Flamengo at the Maracana

Photo: Telam Archive.

Racing Club lost 2-1 to Flamengo in Brazil but remains in first place in Zone A, in a match played this Thursday at the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro, valid for the fifth day of the Copa Libertadores de América.

The goal for the Brazilian team was scored by Wesley after 36 minutes of the first half, while for the “Academy” Matías Rojas equalized after 4 minutes of the second stage and at 38 minutes midfielder Víctor Hugo gave the local victory.

Despite the defeat, Racing continues as the leader with 10 points, while “Fla”, led by Argentine Jorge Sampaoli, reached eight points after the victory and is the only guard. Ñublense, from Chile, has 5 units and Aucas, from Ecuador, 4.

The Rio de Janeiro team imposed the conditions of the game from the beginning and until the first quarter of an hour, without showing off but with control of the ball, although far from the goal defended by goalkeeper Gabriel Arias.

Racing, meanwhile, did not gravitate from midfield to the front, it was difficult for it to generate offensive play and it had only one clear play with a shot from outside the box by Matías Rojas that passed just wide, next to the right post, at minute 22 of game.

Little by little, the Rio de Janeiro team approached the rival area, made Arias demand and in a play against found the “academic” defense in a bad position and reached the goal with a goal from Wesley that he defined with power, in front of the goal, at 36 minutes.

After the goal, the Brazilians handled the development of the game calmly, without being vertical against a Racing team that continued to settle on the field.

The start of the second stage had Racing as the protagonist and after four minutes they reached the tie with a precise shot from Paraguayan Matías Rojas that got into the right post of goalkeeper Matheus Cunha.

Equality gave confidence to those led by Fernando Gago, who became owners of the ball, stood in the rival field and played equally with the locals.

The game continued with a slight dominance by Racing, which generated offensive situations but could not make them effective, and Flamengo took advantage of a defensive inattention and took the victory with a goal from Víctor Hugo after 38 minutes.

On the sixth and final date, Racing will receive Ñublense, from Chile, while Flamengo will host Aucas, from Ecuador.

2023-06-09 02:28:00
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