see how the game went

Athletico-PR compelled, however didn’t depart Estudiantes 0-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Libertadores, performed tonight inside the Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba (PR).

The game was marked by a controversial penalty for Paraná in the 1st half. The referee of the game, Jesús Valenzuela, additionally pointed his hand at Godoy throughout Cuello’s header, however VAR supervisor Julio Bascuñan referred to as and overturned the choice.

In the closing phases, defender Thiago Heleno’s aim from a Khellven cross was additionally disallowed after intervention by the video referee, who was caught offside.

Aside from the refereeing, the staff coached by Luiz Felipe Scola was not wanting objectives. The staff wasted a number of possibilities to attain, particularly in the second half, between makes an attempt at each useless balls and kicks from exterior the space.

The groups return to the area subsequent Thursday (11), from 21:30 (Brazilian time), to resolve the place in the finals of the continental championship, in La Plata. Whoever passes the stage will face the winner of Palmeiras x Atlético-MG.

Before that, Athletico will face Atlético-MG on Sunday (7), in a match of the Brazilian Championship. The Argentines even have a dedication this weekend and face San Lorenzo for the Argentine Championship.

Best: Khelven

Quite motivated, the teen from Athletico stood out and, with exact crosses, was the predominant participant in creating scoring alternatives for the residence staff. Khellven, who was concerned in each the penalty and the aim allowed, nonetheless got here near scoring in stoppage time, lacking Andújar’s aim.

Worst: Pablo

The ahead couldn’t stand out in entrance of the Argentine defenders and, at the starting of the 2nd half, he was changed by Vitor Roque – to the aid of the Parana followers, they requested him to go away the 5 shirt after the break.

Argentinians at residence?

The begin of the game was marked by the robust tempo imposed by each groups, stopping to “analyze the opponent” and making good attacking strikes.

Castro finishes the aim defended by Bento at the starting of Athletico vs Estudiantes

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Even away from residence, the Argentinians got here with extra dangers. Five minutes later, Castro acquired an infiltration and hit the web exterior the aim of Parana – nullifying the supply of the away game.

In the sixteenth minute, Estudiantes virtually opened the scoring with certainly one of their strengths: the excessive ball. In a nook taken by Zuqui, the defender Lollo lifted it greater than anybody else, and headed it firmly. Bento carried out a miracle and made a palm tree.

After virtually no strain from the guests, the game began to get extra fouls and laborious tackles between the Brazilians and the Argentines.

The first to be warned by referee Jesús Valenzuela was the midfielder Fernandinho, who Rodríguez elbowed and acquired a yellow card. Soon after, Lollo fouled Canobbio from behind, nevertheless it solely ended with a verbal warning.

The penalty is awarded, however the VAR is available in

In the twenty fourth minute, Athletico additionally had a penalty by Valenzuela. The winger Khellven made a protracted shot in direction of Cuello, and, to keep away from the aim kick, the striker headed in direction of the heart of the space. With the deflection, the ball hit Godoy on the left arm.

Quickly, the referee declared a penalty, however on Julio Bascuñan’s order, VAR was referred to as to assessment the supply.

After reviewing it in the sales space, the referee canceled the appointment and angered the followers in the Arena da Baixada.

Scared useless balls

Even after the penalty was canceled, Athletico didn’t get discouraged, they began to take cost of the game and attacked the opponent earlier than the break, particularly in useless balls.

The Brazilians had not less than three scares from Estudiantes on free kicks: first, Khellven compelled Andújar to work. Then Terance despatched the aim. In the fortieth minute, it was Cuello’s flip and, after deflecting off the crossbar, he noticed the Argentinian goalkeeper make one other save.

Canobbio tries to make a move during the Athletico x Estudiantes Libertadores quarter-final match - Robson Mafra/AGIF - Robson Mafra/AGIF

Canobbio tries to make a transfer throughout the Athletico vs Estudiantes, Libertadores quarter-final match

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Attack errors and modifications by Felipão

Athetico returned for the 2nd time extra “out of calibration”: in lower than quarter-hour Cuello, Terans and Hugo Moura risked from medium distance, however missed the goal.

Argentina’s response got here on the counter-attack, and Piatti virtually scored from cowl, solely to smother the shot after Bento had come by means of on aim.

Among the errors made in the deliveries, Felipão listened to the crowd and altered the staff: Pablo and Terans gave method, respectively, to Vitor Roque and the rookie Alex Santana. Shortly after, two extra exchanges: Vitinho and Léo Cittadini entered the gaps of Canobbio and Hugo Moura. Meanwhile, Rollheiser changed Piatti at Estudiantes.

Luiz Felipe Scolari, aka Felipão, waves to Athletic players during the match against Estudiantes - Robson Mafra/AGIF - Robson Mafra/AGIF

Luiz Felipe Scolari, aka Felipão, waves to the Athletico gamers throughout the match in opposition to Estudiantes

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Brazilian strain with Khellven’s contact

The modifications made Athletico quicker and extra harmful. In the twenty seventh minute, Khellven took a free kick and Fernandinho deflected it diagonally. The defender Pedro Henrique, already in the small space, couldn’t direct the header and despatched it out.

A minute later, it was Léo Cittadini’s flip to waste one other well-placed Khellven cross: the defender himself took a threat from exterior the space and received a nook quickly after. In that place, Fernandinho added to Andújar’s aim.

The residence staff’s strain, at all times attacking from the proper and Khellven being energetic, compelled the ball into the web.

The 21-year-old athlete, in one other neat cross, hit Thiago Heleno in the head and tried the again of the aim. Despite the get together, the play was canceled for offside play.

Khellven was one of Athletico's highlights in the match against Estudiantes - Robson Mafra/AGIF - Robson Mafra/AGIF

Khellven was certainly one of Athletico’s highlights in the match in opposition to Estudiantes

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final makes an attempt

During the break, Khellven, in entrance of Andújar’s aim, shocked the Argentines with a shot that went very near the crossbar.

The reply got here with striker Pellegrino, who got here on for Mauro Méndez and virtually scored for Estudiantes in the last contest. The rating, nevertheless, didn’t change till the final spherical.


Athletico-PR 0x0 Students
The motive: Libertadores quarter-finals
Date: August 4, 2022
Place: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (PR)
Hour: 21:30 (from Brazil)
Judge: Jesus Valenzuela (VEN)
Helpers: Jorge Urrego (VEN) and Tulio Moreno (VEN)
Video Referee (VAR): Julio Bascuñan (CHI)
Yellow playing cards: Fernandinho (ATH), Hugo Moura (ATH), Piatti (EST), Rogel (EST), Castro (EST), Más (EST)
crimson playing cards: it wasn’t there
objectives: it wasn’t there

Athletic: Benedict; Khellven, Pedro Henrique, Thiago Heleno and Abner; Hugo Moura (Léo Cittadini), Fernandinho and Terans (Alex Santana); Cuello (Romulo), Canobbio (Vitinho) and Pablo (Vitor Roque). Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Students: Andújar; Leo Godoy, Rogel, Morel, Lollo and Mas; Castro, Zuqui (Nehuén Paz), Rodríguez and Pablo Piatti (Rollheiser); Mauro Mendez (Pellegrino). Coach: Ricardo Zielinski.

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