Sports Crystal could not visit and lost 2-0 against National at the Defensores del Chaco stadium. Now they must win by two or more goals to dream of qualifying for the next phase of the Libertadores Cup. Their local numbers against their Paraguayan rivals have Rím fans excited with a possible comeback.
Yoshimar Yotún was changed due to injury during Sporting Cristal vs Nacional de Paraguay for the Copa Libertadores
The midfielder felt like new and forced coach Tiago Nunes to make his first change at Defensores del Chaco.
The key was complicated for the ‘celestial’ with the mention of Gustavo Aguilar at the last minute. With this, the team Tiago Nunes They need to get a victory by two goals to force the penalty shootout or a victory by three goals to qualify directly for phase 3 of the Conmebol tournament.
A difficult task for the Peruvian team, but not impossible. And it is that he generated great chances of danger in Asunción, in addition the story supports the Rímac team, which managed to defeat the Paraguayans on several occasions playing in Lima.
Prior to his clash with Nacional, he faced five clubs such as Libertad, Guaraní, Olimpia, Cerro Porteño and Atlético Collegiate. Of course, unlike the confrontation with the ‘tricolor’He crossed paths with other teams during the group stage of the Copa Libertadores.
Sporting Cristal received a goal in just 12 seconds from Nacional for the Copa Libertadores
Winger Roberto Martínez surprised the “heavenly” with a header and scored the 1-0 at the Defensores del Chaco stadium.
They have hosted Paraguayan sides nine times, losing only once, drawing three times and winning five. The only club that managed to beat him as a visitor was Olimpia in 2019 with a 3-0 win.
Have you ever won a victory by more than three goals against a team ‘Guarani’? Yes, it happened in 2000, when they beat Atlético Colegiales 3-0, a side currently playing in their country’s second tier, with goals from Roberto Holsen, Carlos Juárez and Aldo Olcese.
Peruvians and Paraguayans will meet on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Peruvian time) at the national stadium, in the presence of supporters ‘celestial’. This match will be broadcast on the ESPN and Star+ signal. In addition, you can find out about all incidents via GlobeLiveMedia.
– If Sporting Cristal wins by a difference of two goals, everything will be decided on penalties.
Nacional coach respects Sporting Cristal but warns: ‘We’re going to play it like a final’
Former footballer Pedro Sarabia believes the duel against those led by Tiago Nunes will be demanding, but they are confident of reaching the second leg in Lima with a win in hand.
– If Sporting Cristal wins by more than two goals, they will go directly to phase 3 of the Copa Libertadores.
– If Sporting Cristal wins with the slightest difference, Nacional will enter the other preliminary phase.
– In case of Sporting Cristal tie, Nacional will qualify for Stage 3 of the Copa Libertadores.
– If Sporting Cristal loses, Nacional will qualify for the next stage of the tournament.
GIVEN: For this edition of the Copa Libertadores, there is no extra value for an away goal and no extra time. If the tie is maintained in Cristal vs Nacional, they will face a penalty shootout.
If Sporting Cristal manages to overturn the key against Nacional de Paraguay, they will qualify for the next phase of the Copa Libertadores, where they will face Hurricane from Argentina or Boston River Uruguay. The winner of this crossing will be known on Wednesday March 1 at the Tomás Adolfo Ducó stadium in Buenos Aires.
Conmebol has already given Cristal $500,000 for its participation in phase 2 of its tournament. However, this amount could increase if you upgrade to the next instance. He would receive $600,000. Over a million dollars in total. Significant income for the establishment ‘bajopontine’.