The Argentine goalscorer German Canowith a double, prevented the International will take a triumph from his visit this Wednesday to Fluminense (2-2) at the Maracaná, the setting for an emotional first leg of the Brazilian semifinal of the Copa Libertadores 2023.
The 35-year-old striker established himself as the Cup’s top scorer with eleven goals, opening the score (10) and putting parity (78) in the temple of Rio de Janeiro, where 67,515 spectators saw a display of courage from the ‘ Flu’, who from the 45th minute played with ten players.
The ‘colorados gaúchos’, led by the Argentine Eduardo Coudetthey threatened to take the loot with goals from the Spanish defender Hugo Mallo (45+5) and the midfielder Alan Patrick (64)taking advantage of the expulsion of right back Samuel Xavier.
The pass to the final, which will be played in el Maracana on November 4, It will be defined next Wednesday in Porto Alegre (south).
The other classified will come from the winner of a carat duel: Boca Juniors (ARG) and Palmeiras (BRA), who will collide on Thursday in Buenos Aires in the first leg of their semifinal bracket.