Great game: Estudiantes made their lives complicated with Huachipato | Seven goals in La Plata and a punctured elimination

Great game: Estudiantes made their lives complicated with Huachipato | Seven goals in La Plata and a punctured elimination
Great game: Estudiantes made their lives complicated with Huachipato | Seven goals in La Plata and a punctured elimination

Students’ lives became complicated this Wednesday night when they fell 4 to 3 against Huachipato in La Plata, in a crazy match that It earned them elimination in the Copa Libertadores. Not only that, but Eduardo Domínguez’s team also worsened its chances of finishing third in the zone and moving on to the Sudamericana.

The Pincha was left last in Group C with 4 points but still owes a match against Gremio, postponed due to the floods that hit Porto Alegre. Due to this storm, the Brazilian team had not played since the end of April and only returned to action this Wednesday, beating The Strongest 4-0 in Curitiba.

Thus, the area was left with The Strongest (10 points and six games played), Huachipato (8 and one date to play), Gremio (6 and two games pending) and Pincha (4 and one postponed). On Tuesday, June 4, Huachipato will be hosting Gremio while On Saturday 8 Students will go to Brazil. Pincha needs Gremio not to win in Chile to reach the final match with a chance of finishing third.

As for what happened in Uno, Estudiantes had the possibility of settling into the table with a victory and everything seemed to be going in that direction when Javier Correa opened the account at 12 minutes. But fate had prepared a trap for him, especially a defensive one. Huachipato had constant freedoms to reach the Mansilla arch and he did not waste them: three of the four Chilean definitions were practically from the penalty spot, despite the one. The remaining one, an unfortunate goal against Zaid Romero (1-2) when the first half was ending.

With the difference in hierarchy between schools, The aroma of a student comeback was always present. And pretty close to being done by the way., since Estudiantes managed to make it 2-2 at 49 again with a Correa header and 3-3 at 63 with an arrival from Ascacíbar. But that’s when the local cast ran out of gas and, to make matters worse, he paid dearly for a counterattack at 94 that ended in the fourth Chilean goal

In love with the epic, Estudiantes went completely into attack during the last minutes and completely forgot about the standings. The thing is that a draw would have left them with chances, although minimal, of moving to the round of 16.

 
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