Defeated Atlético Nacional Guarani again in the Copa Libertadores de America, and Paraguay were eliminated from the tournament. The second leg, which was held at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin, ended 3-0 for the Colombians. Guaraní started the match well, lacked accuracy and locals were powerful to win and wait for Libertad at the next stage.
March 18, 2021 – 23:22
Guaraní went to Medellín to try to beat the series against Atlético Nacional after 0-2 in Defensores del Chaco. The match started with rain on Atanasio Girardot.
Costas appealed to speedy players in the first minutes of playing with Marin and Mana, accompanying Bobadilla, who was in the center of the attack. The aurinegros was pressed to try to reach the target quickly. In minute 4 he had a very good chance from a free kick near the area that Bobadela finished, and the ball hit the wall and the defenders pulled it.
The Colombians were controlling the ball and began to lead Guarani towards his goal. They took a free kick near the area that Jarlan Barrera had sent off. He had two methods that did not bring consequences for the aurinegros.
The locals had some doubts about the defense and Guaraní with the pressure he was putting on came to the area in danger, needing little precision in order to be able to reach the goal.
And that error in determining when the bill was passed to Paraguay, is that in the 23rd minute, the attack came from the right side, Candelo sent the ball to the area and Andres Andrade appeared on the far post to settle the Atletico goal. The series is more grueling for Paraguay.
Guarani continued to play the same way and brought little danger to the Atlético Nacional area, but he had no luck in defense. Then Colombians began playing football with quick and precise touches. Thus, in the 38th minute, the ball reached Yarlan Barrera, who scored the second goal, which practically ended the series.
Everything was already too complicated for the aurinegros and it was even more difficult at the start of the second half because Miguel Benítez left the field after a double warning. Guaraní had to play the entire stage with one less man.
In the 52nd minute, Atletico Nacional came third, Bobadella lost the ball and the Colombians came in a confrontation, and the ball reached Andrade, who entered the area and set it beautifully before the departure of Servio to achieve the third goal.
From that moment on, it was hoped that the match against Guarani, who was already outside the Copa Libertadores and any international tournament this year, would end. Costas knocked Muriel and Mana out of the match, and he was definitely thinking of Sunday’s match against Cerro Portino.
Atlético Nacional touched the ball and reached the Orangers area, and Alves was the one who had the opportunity to have Cervio controlled the ball in a good way. Guarani hit the goal on some occasions, one with Franco’s shot coming from outside, and then it was Duque who headed the header into Servio’s post.
The result did not change and Guarani ended up being knocked out of the Copa Libertadores and from now on only tournaments organized by the Paraguayan Football Association.