Atletico-GO beat Nacional in Suárez’s debut and opens up the advantage

In Luis Suárez’s Nacional debut, Atlético-GO had been unfazed and beat Uruguay 1-0 tonight (2) in Montevideo, taking an vital step in the direction of securing a spot in the semi-finals of the Copa Sul-America. The well-known striker was on the area for 22 minutes, but it surely was Luiz Fernando who scored the solely purpose of the recreation.

In addition to the attacking midfielder’s late purpose, goalkeeper Renan was additionally instrumental in the Dragon’s victory. He was nonetheless on the pitch in the early levels, after Ronaldo’s damage, and held off Uruguay’s bombardment.

The expectation of the recreation was primarily round the debut of Luis Suárez. And coach Repetto didn’t disappoint the followers. The 9 shirt, removed from good type and tempo, tried to shake the web with a free kick and confirmed all his method in the passes to Cándido, who hit the put up.

As a end result, Jorginho’s males want a draw – with or with out targets – to advance to the finals. Nacional’s one-goal victory takes the choice to penalties. The winner of this match will face São Paulo or Ceará. Atlético-GO and Nacional-URU will meet once more subsequent Tuesday (9), in Serra Dourada, Goiânia.

Before that, Dragão will host Red Bull Bragantino on Saturday (6), at 19:00 (Brazilian time), for the twenty first spherical of the Brazilian Championship.

Atlético takes the lead

The first minutes of the match had been very busy for each groups. Every time that they had the ball, Nacional and Atlético-GO exchanged passes and tried to make strikes from the again. The recreation, nonetheless, was performed primarily in the center lane of the area, and the goalkeepers did little work.

In the seventeenth minute, Ronaldo made a fantastic save from a foul by Fagundez close to the half-moon. He additionally shined by catching Gigliotti’s submission on the rebound. However, the goalkeeper of the Dragon was injured in that sequence and was changed by Renan.

Ronaldo, the goalkeeper of Atletico-GO, has been injured in the match towards Nacional for the Sudamericana group


The Goiás group didn’t really feel the departure of Ronaldo and opened the scoring in the twenty third minute. Léo Pereira obtained it from the proper and discovered Luiz Fernando in the center of the space. The attacking midfielder headed alone and despatched the ball into the web.

The Dragon’s purpose heated up the ambiance in Montevideo. Nacional and Atlético gamers had been seen unusually on the sidelines after defender Wanderson, from Dragão, was delayed in altering his torn shirt. Inside the 4 strains, the hosts had extra possession, and the Brazilians explored counter-attacks.

Renan has the National

Encouraged by the crowd, Nacional went on the assault in the first minutes of the second half. Goalkeeper Renan labored for simply over 9 minutes when he appeared for Carballo’s shot in the nook. Four minutes later, the archer poked residence Cándido’s cross, avoiding Gigliotti’s foul in the small space.

Renan additionally shone in the useless ball. In the 18th minute of the remaining section, in a half foul, the goalkeeper went to enter the ball at the proper angle. To add to the drama of Atlético’s strain, the ball bounced off the bar earlier than leaving.

Huddled in their very own area, Atlético-GO spent nearly the whole second interval resisting Nacional’s bombardment, which was Luis Suárez from the twenty ninth minute.

Suarez debut


Suárez made his debut with the Nacional group towards Atletico-GO of South America


After an amazing presentation and a coaching session, Luis Suárez performed his first match for Nacional in this spherical. In reference to the match towards the Brazilian membership, the ninth shirt began on the bench, he noticed Luiz Fernando’s purpose and stepped on the grass in the twenty ninth minute of the final section. The striker, nonetheless, performed a discreet recreation.

Pistolero’s essential likelihood got here from a free kick, in the fortieth minute, however the ball deflected off the crossbar and went to Renan’s left. The Uruguayan additionally gave a pleasant cross to Cándido to hit Renan’s put up.

Suárez’s debut had an opulent viewers. Pistolero’s good friend Kun Aguero was on the area watching the recreation. The former Argentina participant was additionally coaching at the Montevideo membership and took a photograph with Brazilian Leo Coelho.



Competition: South American Cup – quarter finals
Date and time: August 2, 2022 (Tuesday), 19:15 (Brazil time)
Place: Montevideo Central Park (URU)
Judge: Eber Aquino (PAR)
Helpers: Eduardo Cardozo (PAR) and José Cuevas (PAR)
VAR: Carlos Benitez (PAR)
Yellow playing cards: Léo Pereira (ATL), Churín and Baralhas (ATL); Marichal and Hayner (ATL-GO)
Goal: Luiz Fernando (ATL), 23 minutes into the 1st half

NATIONAL: Rochet; Lozano (Otormí006E), Coelho; Marichal, Cándido (Rodriguez); Rodríguez (Ramírez), Carballo, Trezza (Ocampo), Zabala; Fagundez (Suárez), Gigliotti. Trainer: P. Repetto

ATHLETIC-GO: Ronaldo (Rena); Hayner, Wanderson, Klaus, A. Henrique (Jefferson); Baralhas, Fernando, Jorginho (Marlon Freitas); L. Pereira (W. Rato), L. Fernando, Churin (Peglow). Coach: Jorge

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