Estudiantes lost 2-1 with Barcelona in his visit to Guayaquil in the kickoff of the round of 16 of the South American Cup. This is the one-way crossing in a key that will define the rival of goias of Brazil in the next instance of the continental contest. Pincha achieved a partial tie, but could not maintain equality and fell at the Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo Stadium.
The cast from La Plata started with everything and after five minutes they were able to open the scoring with a play that put together Benjamin Rollheiseryielded to Santiago Ascacibar that fell inside the area and the judge did not charge a penalty. The rebound was left to Leonardo Godoywhich defined demanded and the ball went over the crossbar.
The search for the Argentine team continued and after 25 minutes he converted with a left foot from ascacibarbut the move was annulled due to an advanced position of Mauro Mendez.
However, it was the Ecuadorian team that took the lead after 29 minutes with the goal of Fidel Martinezwho grabbed a rebound from a free throw from the left.
Estudiantes went for the tie and warned with a shot from Guido Carrillo which passed very close to the stick. But it was after 45 minutes that Leo Godoy turned. The midfielder surprised again on the right wing and appeared alone inside the area to score. First, the goal was annulled due to an advanced position, but the VAR intervened and it was confirmed that the player from the Lion It was authorized and the judge should have validated it.
In the second half Barcelona played more in the Estudiantes field that withdrew and came out against. in one of them rollheiser he was left alone before the goalkeeper javier burraibut defined smooth.
The dominance of the Guayaquil team continued and after 78 minutes they once again took the lead with a goal from Janner Corozo who headed only inside the area.
Then Estudiantes went for the tie and in the epilogue there was a play in which they claimed a penalty on Fernando Zuquiwho wanted to finish off, but did not hit him well as he collided with the foot of Leonai that he sought to clear.
It was a defeat for Estudiantes against a Barcelona that did not do much more than the team from La Plata. The tie would have been more adjusted to the process of the match. However, the faucet is open.