Atlético-GO beat Nacional in Suarez’s debut and opened up the advantage

In Luis Suárez’s debut for Nacional, Atlético-GO had been unfazed and tonight (2), in Montevideo, beat the Uruguayan facet 1-0, and took an vital step in direction of guaranteeing a spot in the Copa Sul-American semi-finals. The well-known ahead was on the area for 22 minutes, however it was Luiz Fernando who scored the solely purpose of the sport.

Apart from the attacking midfielder’s saving purpose, goalkeeper Renan was additionally instrumental in the Dragons’ win. After Ronaldo’s damage he nonetheless entered the area in the early levels and Uruguay saved the bombing going.

Anticipation of the sport primarily revolved round the debut of Luis Suarez. And Coach Repetto didn’t disappoint the followers. The shirt 9, removed from splendid type and rhythm, tried to swing the internet at the free-kick and confirmed all his approach in passing to Candido who hit the publish.

With the outcome, Jorginho’s males want a draw – with or with out a purpose – to progress to the semi-finals. A Nacional win on purpose distinction goes to a penalty shootout. The winner of this match will face both Sao Paulo or Serra. Atlético-GO and Nacional-URU meet once more subsequent Tuesday (9), at the Serra Dourada in Goiania.

Before that, Dragao will host Red Bull Bragantino on Saturday (6), 19:00 (Brasilia time), for the twenty first spherical of the Brazilian Championship.

Atlético take the lead

The opening couple of minutes of the sport had been hectic for each groups. Whenever that they had the ball, Nacional and Atlético-GO tried to change passes and make performs from the again. However, the match was performed primarily in the center lane of the area and the goalkeepers did little or no.

In the seventeenth minute, Ronaldo made a high quality save from a free kick by Fagundez close to the half moon. He additionally shined, catching Gigliotti’s submission on the rebound. However, the Dragons goalkeeper was injured in this sequence and was changed by Renan.

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Ronaldo, Atlético-GO’s goalkeeper, was injured in the Sudamericana’s sport in opposition to Nacional

Image: Dante Fernandez / AFP

Goias’ staff didn’t understand Ronaldo’s departure and opened the scoring in the twenty third minute. Leo Pereira got here down the proper and discovered Luiz Fernando in the center of the space. The attacking midfielder single-handedly headed the ball into the again of the internet.

The Dragons’ purpose heated up the environment in Montevideo. Nacional and Atlético gamers discovered themselves curious on the fringe of the area after Drago’s defender Wanderson delayed altering a torn shirt. Inside the 4 traces, the hosts had extra possession, whereas the Brazilians counter-attacked.

Renan owns Nacional

Pushed by the crowd, Nacional launched an assault in the first minute of the second half. Goalkeeper Renan was up to the activity after 9 minutes, when he seemed for a Carballo shot in the nook. Four minutes later, the archer punched in Candido’s cross after stopping Gigliotti’s free-kick in the small space.

Renan additionally shined in the lifeless ball. In the 18th minute of the ultimate interval, in a central free kick, the goalkeeper went to take the ball in the proper nook. To heighten the drama of a beleaguered Atlético, Pallotta blasted over the crossbar earlier than exiting.

Busy in their zone, Atlético-GO spent virtually the whole second interval resisting Nacional’s bombardment, which featured Luis Suarez in the twenty ninth minute.

Suarez debut

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Suarez makes his debut for Nacional in opposition to Atlético-Go for Sudamericana


After an ideal presentation and coaching session, Luis Suarez performed his first sport on this return to Nacional. Related to the match in opposition to the Brazilian membership, Shirt 9 began on the bench, watched Luiz Fernando’s purpose and stepped onto the garden in the twenty ninth minute of the ultimate stage. However, the striker performed a wise match.

Pistolero’s most important likelihood got here from a free-kick on 40 minutes, however the ball deflected off the bar and went to Renan’s left. The Uruguayan additionally produced a high quality move for Candido to hit Renan’s publish.

Suarez’s debut noticed a luxurious crowd. Pistolero’s good friend Kun Aguero was at the stadium to look at the match. The former Argentina participant was additionally in coaching at the Montevideo membership and was photographed with Brazil’s Leo Coelho.


NATIONAL-URU 0 x 1 Athletic-Go

Competition: Copa Sudamericana – Quarter Finals
Date and Time: August 2, 2022 (Tuesday), 7:15 PM (Brasilia Time)
Place: Central Park (URU) in Montevideo
Referee: Aber Aquino (PAR)
Assistants: Eduardo Cardozo (PAR) and Jose Cuevas (PAR)
VAR: Carlos Benitez (PAR)
Yellow Cards: Leo Pereira (ATL), Churin and Baralhas (ATL); Marichal and Hanner (ATL-GO)
Goal: Luiz Fernando (ATL), 23 minutes into 1st half

National: Rochette; Lozano (Otormí006E), Coelho; Marichal, Candido (Rodriguez); Rodriguez (Ramirez), Carballo, Treza (Ocampo), Zabala; Fagundez (Suarez), Gigliotti. Coach: P. Repetto

Athletic-Go: Ronaldo (Renan); Hanner, Wanderson, Klaus, A. Heinrich (Jefferson); Baralhas, Fernando, Jorginho (Marlon Freitas); L. Perera (W. Rato), L. Fernando, Churin (Peglow). Coach: Jorge

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