Porto Alegre Internationalwith the Argentine coach Eduardo “Chacho” Coudetreceive Fluminense in the meeting that defines the first finalist of the Libertadores Cup, after having tied 2 to 2 in the first leg played in Rio de Janeiro. The second leg of one of the semifinals is played at the Beira-Rio stadium, located in the city of Porto Alegre, and is refereed by the Venezuelan Jesus Valenzuela and it is televised by the cable signal Fox Sports.
In the first leg, they did not take advantage at the Maracaná stadium in Rio de Janeiro and they equalized with two goals from the Argentine striker. German Cano for “Flu”, while for Inter they scored Alan Patrick and Hugo Mallo.
It was an intense match played at the Maracaná, with several dangerous plays and in which the local team, Fluminenseplayed with one less due to the expulsion of Samuel Xavier, at 44 minutes. The Rio team took the lead, but the cast Gaucho he turned it over. When it seemed that the whole Chacho He was going to win a great victory, in the end Cano appeared to tie the score.
Inter has Enner Valencia as its main figure. The Ecuadorian arrived in the round of 16 and since his arrival he was the protagonist, scoring the goal against River Plate in the first leg played in the Monumental Stadium.
While Fluminense has its best weapon on offense with the attacker German Cano. The Argentine, former Lanús player and native of Lomas de Zamora, is the tournament’s top scorer with 11 goals.
These are two teams that know each other a lot and know that tonight they must give everything to be able to reach the last game. If the match ends tied, it will be decided by penalties.
The Porto Alegre team comes from losing 0-2 against Atlético Mineiro and fell to 14th place in the standings of the Brazilian, with 29 points. For its part, Fluminense It is in 6th position with 41 units, fighting in the domestic competition, but was also defeated in its last presentation against Cuiabá, by 0-3.
Coudet, 49, kept the same starting eleven that he had at the Maracaná. While the coach Fernando Diniz Silva cannot have available Samuel Xavier for his expulsion and in his place he enters Diogo Barbosa. Additionally, in midfield there are Alexsander and Ganso.
The winner of the semifinal will face the winner of the key in the final on November 4 in Rio de Janeiro, which will be settled this Thursday in São Paulo. Palmeiras and Boca Juniorswho tied 0-0 in the first leg played last week in La Bombonera.
International: Sergio Rochet; Hugo Mallo, Vitao, Gabriel Mercado and Renê; Rómulo, Charles Aránguiz, Maurício and Alan Patrick; Wanderson and Enner Valencia. DT: Eduardo Coudet.
Fluminense: Fábio, Diogo Guga, Nino, Felipe Melo and Marcelo; Alexsander, Jhon Arias, Keno, Ganso; André and Germán Cano. DT: Fernando Diniz.
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela).
Stadium: Beira-Rio (Porto Alegre).
With information from Télam