Barcelona SC defeated 1-0 at Dolphin of Manta on Saturday, October 17 at the Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil, on date two of the second stage of the National Championship. Midfielder Bruno Piñatares (19 ‘) scored the only goal of the match.
With the result, the bullfighting team ascends to first place in the LigaPro with six points and is one of the favorites to play the final of the Ecuadorian Championship against League of Quito. Dolphin is tenth with one point.
In the previous one to the commitment, the ‘canary’ painting paid tribute to the doctor Bosco Mendoza, who died on Wednesday, October 14 at the age of 77. The doctor worked for 43 years in the squad, which honored him with his image on the substitute bench and the scoreboard.
Despite the triumph, Barcelona SC did not leave a good image. The yellow ones showed little forcefulness in the rival goal against a ‘cetacean’ team that played with substitutes. The manabitas had an alternate team to focus on the duel next Tuesday, October 20 (17:15) against Olympiad.
Despite being the new leader of the Ecuadorian tournament, it is still difficult for bullfighters to generate goal plays, with little control of the ball and an approach that still pales in defense. The game had little rhythm in the first minutes. At 17 ‘, the side Mario Pineida was injured and the DT Fabian Bustos incorporated the young man Gustavo Vallecilla.
The ‘cetacean’ team also paled with its defense. The four players on the center line were cautioned for fouls before the end of the first half and the bullfighter’s goal was born from one of those errors.
At minute 19, Damian Diaz he took a free kick from the right and Bruno Piñatares took advantage of the center to finish off without a mark with a volley to the left side of the ‘cetacean’ goal.
The goal did not improve Dolphin. Beyond a play (44 ‘) of Alejandro Villalva, which could end in an own goal by Williams Riveros, the Mantenses played with limitations and little depth.
Barcelona SC also did not take advantage of the low level of its rival. In the second part, the DT Busts reinforced the midfield to have the ball and retired Díaz and Álvez, your referents on the offensive.
The duel became slow, imprecise, with inconsequential plays and little role for the goalkeepers. In the end, the porteños were satisfied with the result and pressed very little in front of a Dolphin, which recently made headlines like Óscar Benítez. Charles Vélez or José Valencia in the middle of the second half and had no time to draw.
On the next day, Barcelona SC will visit Liga de Portoviejo, but during the week he will face a duel against Independent of the Valley for the Copa Libertadores. The bullfighters have no chance of qualifying for the round of 16.
Delfín will go for the miracle to Paraguay and then he will face the University Technician at the Bellavista stadium.