Albo prevailed with authority and marked an important advantage for the second leg.
League of Quito defeated Defense and Justice 3-0 in their match corresponding to the first leg of the semifinals of the South American Cup. The team of Luis Zubeldia He played a great game and had the good contribution of Paolo Guerrero at a time more than necessary.
Albo had a good start to the game and warned just two minutes into the game. Renato Ibarra overflowed the right sector and launched a past cross. Paolo Guerrero received on the far post and set up Sebastián González, who finished with a volley. That ball went just wide of the right post.
Moments later, Leonel Quiñonez arrived on the opposite sector and took a shot from the edge of the area. Enrique Bologna blocked it with his knee and Jhojan Julio tried again on the rebound, but the goalkeeper responded with his feet on this occasion.
Just after a quarter of an hour, the local team had a corner kick on the left. Quiñonez executed and Paolo Guerrero won the aerial duel over the near post to score the first goal of the game.
The visitor could not find the ball and about half an hour into the game, Julio was able to increase the advantage. The striker received a long ball from midfield and got between the centre-backs to win with a header. He tried to get that ball past Bologna, but the goalkeeper took it out with the tips of his fingers.
Little by little, Defensa was able to take possession, but, after his best period in the first half, Guerrero reappeared to hit at the right moment. González launched a cross from the right that was long and Quiñonez received on the other side. The winger unloaded with the Peruvian at the gates of the area and he did not forgive with a well-cornered right hand next to the post.
With the start of the complement, Julio Vaccari’s team reacted and controlled the threads of the match. Although he was the clear dominator, he did not know how to capitalize on the possession to arrive in a large number of times.
Even so, the course of the match marked a closer proximity to the possible discount than a new goal from the local team, but Ezequiel Piovi was encouraged to try from outside in a quick attack that found him with spaces and he sealed the match with a great shot next to the post. left.
In this way, Defensa y Justicia will have to reverse this difficult result in the second leg that will be played at the Norberto Tomaghello Stadium, next Wednesday, October 4 to define one of the finalists.
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