Cortuluá obtains first victory, defeats Huachipato (4-2)
A game that during the second half took place in a heavy rainfall saw Cortuluá defeat Huachipato 4-2 in the Manuel Ferreira stadium in Asunción.
The goals for the Colombians were scored by Jeison Angulo at 18 minutes, José Palacios at 33 minutes, Heisen Izquierdo at the 77 minute mark and Oscar Camilo in the final minutes of stoppage time. Camilo Pontoni scored the first goal for the Chileans and Martin Molini added the second from the penalty spot.
Daniel Rodríguez, Jonis López, Milton Palacios, Juan Bolaños, Jeison Angulo, Juan Valencia, Duvan Sevillano, Kevin Rojas, José Palacios, Óscar Camilo, Heisen Izquierdo.
Subs: Manuel Arias, Juan Carabali, Andrés Escobar, Duvan Ramírez, Víctor Buritica, Yeison Moreno, Neider Batalla and Juan Millan.
Simón Ramírez, Juan Méndez, Óscar Soto, Ramón Saez, Vicente Gatica, Martín Molini, Víctor Davila, Camilo Pontoni.
Subs: Brayan Manosalva, Bastián Henriquez, Matías Queupul, Nicolás Baeza, Jair Castro, Ignacio Sepulveda, Antonio Ramírez, Mauricio Godoy and Jimmy Martínez.
Yellow cards: Jeison Angulo, Duvan Sevillano, Kevin Rojas, Víctor Buritica, Andrés Escobar (Cortuluá). Simón Ramírez, Ramón Sáez (Huachipato).
Red cards: Víctor Buritica (Cortuluá); Jair Castro (Huachipato).
River wins over Deportivo La Guaira 1-0
River Plate of Argentina, the reigning U-20 Libertadores champion, earned their second consecutive victory defeating Deportivo La Guaira 1-0.
During the first 45 minutes of play the match was very frantic as a result of the heavy rain that fell in Asuncion. But it was another River Plate that came out in the second half. Just two minutes in and Abel Casquete scored the goal that woke up the fans.
The Venezuelan team had several occasions to tie the game, which put River's defense on their heels, but they woudl hold firm and the match would end 1-0.
Maximiliano Velazco, Kevin Sibille, Luis Olivera, Pablo Cameras, Gonzalo Montiel, Dante Morán, Claudio Salto, Lautaro Arellano, Nicolás Franco, Abel Casquete, Nicolás Godoy.
Subs: Franco Petroli, Héctor Martínez, Enzo Martínez, Mauricio Vera, Franco López, EricK Barrios, Emmanuel Ventos, Federico Franco and Elvio Gelmini.
Deportivo La Guaira:
Kleiner Escorcia, Víctor Rivero, Ronaldo Morales, Sandro Notaroberto, Anthony Graterol, Julio Ruiz, Cristopher Rosales, Luis Ruiz, Williams Lugo, Aitor López, Yonder Silva.
Subs: Manuel Morales, Rommel Ibarra, David Rambal, Ángel Arcaya, Yanko Vagovits, Alejandro González, Heber García, Danni Pérez and Néstor Colina.
Yellow cards: Kevin Sibille, Dante Morán (River Plate); Víctor Rivero, Cristopher Rosales, Luis Ruiz, Yanko Vagovits (Deportivo La Guaira).
Photos: Néstor E. Soto