Estudiantes de La Plata continue with their good role in the Copa Libertadores and this Thursday against Athletico Paranaense they continued to demonstrate it. El Pincha rescued a draw in Brazil and will now define his quarterfinal key in Argentina.
Given this, coach Ricardo Zielinski left his feelings after the game played at the Arena da Baixada.
“We played an intelligent, correct and intense game. We were very orderly in all lines and we were up to the standards of Estudiantes. Now we have to define it at home”, commented the Argentine strategist.
“It’s just the draw. The rival was very difficult. Now we will travel to Buenos Aires and the boys who played today will rest to be ready for the return leg”, he added.
For his part, he valued the work of Estudiantes in Libertadores and assured that it is possible for them to focus on a single goal: “Students have not been in this instance of the Cup for 12 years. It seems to me that it is very difficult to focus on anything other than not be this goal.”
He finally referred to the second leg that will be played on August 11: “The classification depends more on us than on the rival. History is written by oneself because they are a very strong team, but I think we have been very competitive in this Cup”.
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