The bad run that Independiente has in this second stage of the championship, in which he is last, without victories or points in three days, is not a cause to be trusted for the players of Emelec, who visit Sangolquí today.
The Blues come to this match with the motivation of having won, the previous day, Guayaquil City (3-0). Meanwhile, his rival fell 2-0 against Barcelona at the Monumental.
For this commitment the millionaires will not be able to count on the central defender Jorge Guagua. The Esmeraldo was hit on the previous date, so he did not work normally with the squad.
Marlon Mejía would be the substitute of Guagua and would double, in the center of the defense, with the Argentinean Leandro Vega.
Another player returning to the starting lineup is Joao Rojas, who served a suspension after being sent off against Liga de Quito on the second date, when Emelec could not keep the lead and dropped 2-1.
Pedro Quiñónez, Nelson Soliz, Marcos Mondaini and Óscar Bagüí will be the other casualties of the Guayaquileños; they all recover from injuries.
One of the players who will wait for his chance in the bench of substitutes is the Uruguayan midfielder, Nicolás Queiroz, who highlighted the virtues of the emelecista painting.
"We are growing and we are in the best way to face this game. The Ecuadorian championship is very competitive, it has very good players, they are fast and strong and that makes it a good tournament, "he said.
For getting out of a losing streak
The drought of results continues in Independent. Three defeats in the same number of games, which is the last in this stage, something unusual in recent years in the Sangolquí (finalist of the Copa Libertadores de América in 2016).
But coach Ismael Rescalvo stressed that "the sensations are positive" when analyzing the performance of his players, and under that argument he was enthusiastic that the blue-black will return to victory this day.
"We are ready for the game, focused on winning and reuniting with victory," said the Spanish trainer, after commenting that Independiente would be in the top of the table if it were "merits", but in that context he lamented the lack of aim of the attackers of his squad.
Independent of the Valley
Stone; Cangá, León, Segovia, Ayala; Franco, Méndez, J. Corozo, Mera; Plaza, Head.
DT: Ismael Rescalvo.
Dreer; Paredes, Mejía, Vega, Johnson; Arroyo, Burbano, Rojas, López; From Jesus, Angulo.
DT: Mariano Soso.
Referee: Luis Quiroz.
Time: 18:00 local
Stadium: General Rumiñahui.
Broadcast: GolTV (D)