Barcelona and Botafogo played out an entertaining Copa Libertadores draw as Godoy Cruz claimed an important win on Thursday.
Previously holding perfect records in Group 1, Barcelona and Botafogo drew 1-1 at the Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo in Guayaquil.
Barcelona goalkeeper Maximo Banguera saved a third-minute penalty from Camilo, and also made a stop on the rebound, to keep his side level early.
Christian Aleman opened the scoring for hosts Barcelona in the 32nd minute, playing a one-two with Jonathan Alvez before finishing.
However, a red card to Jefferson Mena with 10 minutes remaining hurt the Ecuadorians, who were punished late on.
Awarded another penalty, this time for a handball, Botafogo converted as substitute Sassa put away the spot-kick in the 89th minute.
43’/2T – GOOOOOL DO FOGÃO!!!
SASSÁ, DE PÊNALTI, EMPATA O JOGO!
Barcelona-EQU 1×1 BOTAFOGO pic.twitter.com/LdZyJImahg
— Botafogo F.R. (@BotafogoOficial) April 21, 2017
The result moved Barcelona and Jair Ventura’s Botafogo onto seven points in Group 1, both sitting four clear of third-placed Estudiantes.
Godoy Cruz are top of Group 6 after recording a 2-0 win at home to Sport Boys.
Guillermo Fernandez and Javier Correa struck in the second half for the Argentine side.
Guarani and Gremio played out a 1-1 draw, a result which left them both unbeaten and four points clear in Group 8.
Medellin claimed a much-needed win in Group 3, beating Melgar 2-0 for their first points.
- Soccer News Like
- Be the first of your friends!