Botafogo goalkeeper Lucas Perri celebrates during the duel against Peruvian César Vallejo for the Copa Sudamericana, in Trujillo, Peru, on May 25, 2023.
Brazil’s Botafogo beat Universidad César Vallejo 3-2 at Peruvian home on Thursday, in a duel played at Mansiche Stadium in the city of Trujillo, and leads the Copa Sudamericana Group.
Botafogo scored goals after 22 minutes thanks to Joao Victor, Adryelson in the 31st and Gustavo Sauer in the 37th. For Vallejo, they bought Colombian Yorleys Mena at 66 and Oscar Noronha at 77.
The match became exciting in the last half an hour, when Vallejo woke up and took advantage of the relaxation of the Brazilian team, while his coach Luis Castro brought in several substitutions, believing that he had already finished the game because of the difference. the first half of the performance. .
As a result, Botafogo was ahead of Group A with eight points, as was Ecuadorian LDU. Both have the same goal difference (+5), but the Brazilian team has more goals in favor than the Ecuadorian. Chilean Magallanes is third with three points and Vallejo is last with one point.
LDU de Quito and Magallanes drew 1-1 in the Chilean city of Rancagua on Wednesday.
The following day, LDU de Quito will visit Botafogo on the 6th of June, and Vallejo will receive Magallanes two days later on the fifth day.
– Botafogo, pure fire for a time –
Although it was difficult for them to reach the opponent’s goal during the initial twenty minutes, Botafogo did not move an eye, with the first opportunity to break through the net, defended by goalkeeper Carlos Grados.
Vallejo accelerated from the kick-off in search of victory, but his game plan lacked a clear 4-3-3 formation.
After seven minutes, the Peruvian club first warned through a half shot by John Quiñones, which was contained by Lucas Perri in two parts. This only throws signs of danger in the fences of Botafogo in the first stage.
After 20 years, Vallejo lost his thoughts, began to be careless in the jumps and Botafogo rubbed their hands to convert each attack into goals.
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They say that love is the purpose of love and not good reasons. Thus, playing at medium speed and without much effort, the goals began to fall with which Botafogo sealed the game in the space of 15 minutes.
At 22, in the first attack, Víctor Sá beats the back of the opponent’s defender, stops the ball with his chest and defines only by shooting the goalkeeper Vallejo.
Less than 10 minutes later, at 31 minutes, Adryelson’s header from the center of the area after an assist from Marcal increased the score.
Disturbed, Vallejo conceded a third goal against. Flood from Joao Victor on the left wing passed a cross into the area, where Gustavo Sauer broke down like a tornado with his left leg, to continue to celebrate.
The Brazilian’s victory left him at the top of the pack, but Vallejo, led by Uruguayan Sebastián Abreu, was two laps from the race to close.