Saturday, June 3, 2023

Pereira’s big challenge: What kind of cup do you have as rivals?

A difficult journey for matecañas against two historic continent: Boca Juniors and Colo Colo.

Deportivo Pereira debuts in the Copa Libertadores and they will face formidable rivals such as Boca Juniors and Colo-Colo, as well as the Monagas team that have participated in recent editions.

Matecañas, the current Colombian champions, are hoping to be the revelation of the group stage. Currently, those led by Alejandro Restrepo are thirteenth in the Betplay I-2023 League with 11 points in ten days. They come from a draw (1-1) in the classic Eje Cafetero.

Boca Juniors: Argentina do not need an introduction and, although the present is not the best, they are one of the greats on the continent and the impetus for the Colombian teams. A year ago they were rivals Deportivo Cali in the group stage. In this championship, xeneize with Colombians Frank Fabra and Sebastián Villamarches in box 14 with 11 points in eight days (three wins, two draws and three losses). He won the 2023 Super League title against Patronage.

Colo-Colo: Cacique will have his 36th participation in the history of the continental competition, in which he has the title (1991); on the occasion of which Olympias won. The 33-time striker in Chile also has a runner-up in 1973 in the Libertadores. In the local tournament, eighth in the table with 11 points (three wins, two draws and three losses).

Monks: This will be the third presence of the Venezuelan team in the Libertadores, after it happened in 2018 (the group stage where it won the victory and was eliminated in the second round in 2022 by Everton). In the Venezuelan tournament they are second behind the Academy of Puerto Cabello. They add 14 points in seven matches (four wins, two draws, one loss).

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