Copa Libertadores: A valuable draw for Boca Juniors in Brazil

Boca Juniors returns with a valuable draw from Corinthians, Brazil, and Atlético Mineiro also draws with its host Emelec, and a victory for Atletico Paranaense in the 16th round of the Copa Libertadores.

  • Copa Libertadores: A valuable draw for Boca Juniors in Brazil

Argentine Boca Juniors returned from the Brazilian Corinthians with a precious 0-0 draw in Sao Paulo, in the first leg of the 16th round of the Copa Libertadores football.

With this result, the Argentine team will be satisfied with winning any result in the return match scheduled for next Tuesday, at its “La Bombonera” stadium, to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Boca needs a draw with any positive result to also qualify for the quarter-finals of the continental championship.

The match between Atlético Mineiro of Brazil against Ecuadorean host Emelec ended in a 1-1 draw at the “George Capuel” stadium, in Guayaquil, in the first leg of the final price as well.

Mineiro advanced first through Admir (11th) before Uruguayan Sebastian Rodriguez equalized for the home side (58th) with a penalty kick.

The team that will qualify for the quarter-finals will be decided in the return match, which will be held next Tuesday, in Brazil.

In another match in the round of 16 as well, Brazil’s Atlético Paranaense defeated its guest, Libertad, Paraguay, 2-1.

After winning the first leg, the men of the former coach of the Brazilian national team, Luis Felipe Scolari, will seek to qualify for the quarter-finals in the second leg, which will be held on July 5, in Asuncion.

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