Thursday, June 8, 2023

Aguirre listens to his players and transforms to go to Nacional

Olimpia arrived in Medellin aiming to add three points to take the lead in Group H of the Libertadores. Atlético Nacional, their opponents this Tuesday and against whom they lost the 1989 final Crosses it by two units and commands the zone with a perfect score. If he wins over Atanasio Girardot, Dean will receive the box first.

Despite the fact that they are yet to lose in the cup and are fourth in the Paraguayan league, The team is questioned by fans and the press for its performance, For the playing system used, apart from the results, the criticism falls on the coach Diego Aguirre.

Even from campus they have expressed their disagreement with the plan chosen by DT. After a draw against Sportivo Trinidad, Captain Richard Ortiz said he needed to add more men to the attack, saying that “playing with only one striker is costing us dearly”.

Aguirre changes to face Nacional

So far, the Uruguayan coach has directed 10 games at Olimpia, Recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Despite inquiries from various regions, in Paraguay they report that “he has the support of the authorities for his continuation, although it is known that the coach takes a standing test.”

to face Atlético Nacional, Aguirre will heed the criticism and bet on solidifying a plan with two 9’s. Outside of the 4-3-3 (or 4-1-4-1) he used against Trinidad and for most of the semester. Back to 4-4-2, a system they recently tested against Tacuari (1-0 win) and Club Nacional (1-0 fall). Atanasio will have Hugo Fernandez and Guillermo Paiva as strikers.

Olimpia, with casualties and two Colombians on call

Olimpia traveled to Medellin with 23 football players, among them, Colombians Sergio Otalvaro – who returns to the squad – and Johan Romana. The winger has barely played a few minutes in this Libertadores (vs. Patronato), while The central defender has registered only two appearances per league so far this season.

The main casualties of the Paraguayan team are Attacker Brian Montenegro and midfielder Diego Torres are both absent with muscle injuries., On the other hand, the reappearance of 40-year-old defender Antolin Alcaraz is different.

Possible lineup of Olympia

4-4-2: Gaston Olveira; Victor Salazar, Luis Zarate, Mathieu Gamarra, Facundo Zabala; Alexander Silva, Richard Ortiz, Marcos Gomez, Fernando Cardozo; Hugo Fernandez and William Paiva. DT: Diego Aguirre.

The match between Atlético Nacional and Olimpia valid for the date 3 of the Copa Libertadores will be played this Tuesday, May 2 from 7:00 PM at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium. Colombia lead Group H with 6 points; Dean is second with 4.

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