Tuesday September 15, 2020
After the victory of Colo Colo at home by 2 to 1 against Peñarol in group C of the Copa Libertadores, the Paraguayan coach said that victory « is very important for the team and to regain confidence. » With this result, the ‘Cacique’ climbed to second position with 6 points.
Colo Colo defeated Peñarol at the Monumental Stadium by 2 to 1, on the third day corresponding to group C of the Copa Libertadores. With this victory, the albos were in second place in the table with 6 units, so after stormy weeks the sun finally came out for Macul’s team.
Paraguayan coach, Gualberto Jara, acknowledged that victory « is very important for the team and to regain confidence », pointing to the string of poor results in the national tournament, so « winning against a difficult opponent encourages us to continue getting better at local competition ».
Regarding the style of play, the strategist said that “we wanted to try to give more dynamics and put pressure on the opponent in their field. That did not happen in the first half and we had to change in the second to play with two centralized midfielders and one offensive, « justifying the entry of Leonardo Valencia, who entered and totally changed the game to Colo Colo.
In the first half, the ‘Cacique’ was uncomfortable on the court, as Peñarol pressured the exit of the albos at a high rate, which forced the defenders to play long in search of Marcos Bolados and Esteban Paredes, who They failed to generate scoring chances, although the ‘Tank’ could at least convert from the penalty spot to turn the score around.
Colo Colo in his next match will have to visit group C leader Atlético Paranaense, who beat Jorge Wilsterman 3-2 in the last minute in Bolivia, in a duel to be played on September 23 at 7:15 p.m.