Copa Libertadores: Colón had two legitimate goals annulled against Olimpia in Paraguay

Colón largely absorbed the absence of the injured Luis “Pulga” Rodríguez and went out to win at the Defensores del Chaco stadium against an Olimpia team that tried the same but was inferior to a team from Santa Fe that the Venezuelan referee Jesús Valenzuela removed the victory from. annul two legitimate goals from Cristian Bernardi and Eric Meza, to take just an unfair 0-0 that left him second in Zone G of the Copa Libertadores.

The sabaleros were superior in a round-trip match corresponding to the third date of the group stage that had the main protagonist in Valenzuela, for sanctioning non-existent advanced positions to Bernardi in the first half and to Meza in the complement, when both converted being enabled for more than a meter.

But Colón was the one who proposed the most, encouraged by a good number of “sabaleros” fans who came to Asunción again, although far from those 35,000 who broke all records of an Argentine team traveling abroad.

And in that future of the game, the good work of the Uruguayan goalkeeper Gastón Olveira, the inexperience of some strikers Ramón Ábila, who failed in a one-on-one with the local goalkeeper practically taking the ball ahead at the moment of defining, plus the decisive Terrible performance of a referee who with VAR (not used in the group stage) would have had to retract his rulings, ended up harming Colón.

It is that the Santa Fe deserved to take three points instead of one, with which they reached 4, three less than Cerro Porteño, one more than Peñarol, from Montevideo and two more than their rival tonight.

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But Colón will have the opportunity to reach the top of the group next Wednesday, when from 7:00 p.m. he receives the leader, Cerro Porteño, while Olimpia will be local again like today, on the same day but at 9:00 p.m., against Peñarol .

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