Palmeiras, Flamengo and Barcelona with perfect scores in the Libertadores

Montevideo (AFP)

Palmeiras, the defending champion; Flamengo and Barcelona reached the perfect score this Tuesday after three rounds of the Copa Libertadores 2021, a day in which Atlético Mineiro was scared, Boca punctured and Santos, finalist of the last edition, added his first victory.

The “Verdao” took a kind of revenge against Defense and Justice (4 points), which won the final of the Recopa Sudamericana a month ago, by winning 2-1 in Florencia Varela, a result that triggered him in the leadership in solitaire of Group A with 9 units.

Rony (47 and 56) scored the goals for the São Paulo team, while Nicolás Tripichio (68) discounted for the Auriverde “Falcon”, greatly diminished by a dozen positive cases of covid-19.

The third date of the key will be completed on Wednesday when Independiente del Valle (1) and Universitario (0) collide in Quito.

Flamengo, champion of the Cup two tournaments ago, also reached 9 points thanks to the 3-2 victory against Liga de Quito in the Ecuadorian capital (2,850 m altitude) and that he is comfortable commanding in Group G.

The victory was built with a double from Gabriel Barbosa (3 and 85, penalty) and a goal from Bruno Henrique (30). For the League, the Colombian Cristian Martínez Borja (50) and the Paraguayan Luis Amarilla (61) scored.

By the same key, Vélez got a 2-1 victory away from the Chilean Unión La Calera, his first in the current edition after two defeats.

The “Mengao” is the leader with 9 points, Liga follows it with 4, Vélez has 3 and La Calera is bottom with 1.

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– Pincha Boca, Hulk is scared –

Barcelona, ​​meanwhile, beat Boca Juniors 1-0 in Guayaquil, and with those three points reached 9 to send alone in Group C.

Carlos Garcés (62) was in charge of the goal of the “Ídolo del Astillero”, causing the “xeneize” his first defeat in the tournament.

For the same key, Santos, finalist of the last edition, took a break in the middle of his meager present, which cost Argentine coach Ariel Holan the position, by beating The Strongest 5-0.

Marinho (1), Gabriel Pirani (26), Vinicius Baleiro (43), Lucas Braga (59) and Kevin (83) gave “Peixe” a comfortable victory at the Vila Belmiro stadium in the port of São Paulo.

At the same time, Atlético Mineiro beat Cerro Porteño by thrashing him 4-0 in Belo Horizonte at the hands of the incredible Hulk, a result that earned him asserting himself as the lone leader of Group H with 7 points.

Hulk (9 and 45 + 1), Venezuelan Jefferson Savarino (73) and Chilean Eduardo Vargas (90 + 2) scored the goals for “Galo” at the Mineirao World Cup stadium.

Cerro was left with 4 units, while the Venezuelan Deportivo La Guaira (2) and the Colombian América de Cali (0) close the tap and will meet on Thursday in Caracas.

– Results and match program of the third date of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores 2021 expected this week:

Group A

Tuesday, in Florencio Varela: Defense and Justice (ARG) – Palmeiras (BRA) 1-2

Wednesday, in Quito: Independiente del Valle (ECU) – University (PER)

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

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1. Palmeiras (BRA) 9 3 3 0 0 10 3

2. Defense and Justice (ARG) 4 3 1 1 1 5 3

3. Valley Independent (ECU) 1 2 0 1 1 1 6

4. University (PER) 0 2 0 0 2 2 6

B Group

Wednesday, in Porto Alegre: International (BRA) – Olimpia (PAR)

Thursday, in La Paz: Always Ready (BOL) – Deportivo Táchira (VEN)

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

1. International (BRA) 3 2 1 0 1 4 2

2. Always Ready (BOL) 3 2 1 0 1 3 2

3. Olimpia (PAR) 3 2 1 0 1 4 4

4. Deportivo Táchira (VEN) 3 2 1 0 1 3 6

Group C:

Tuesday, in Guayaquil: Barcelona (ECU) – Boca Juniors (ARG) 1-0

Martes, and Santos: Santos (BRA) – The Strongest (BOL) 5-0

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

1. Barcelona (ECU) 9 3 3 0 0 7 0

Boca Juniors (ARG) 6 3 2 0 1 3 1

Santos (BRA) 3 3 1 0 2 5 4

4. The Strongest (BOL) 0 3 0 0 3 0 10

Group D:

Thursday, in Asunción: Independiente Santa Fe (COL) – River Plate (ARG)

Thursday, in Barranquilla: Junior (COL) – Fluminense (BRA)

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

1. River Plate (ARG) 4 2 1 1 0 3 2

. Fluminense (BRA) 4 2 1 1 0 3 2

3. Independent Santa Fe (COL) 1 2 0 1 1 2 3

. Junior (COL) 1 2 0 1 1 2 3

Group E

Wednesday, in Avellaneda: Racing Club (ARG) – Sao Paulo (BRA)

Wednesday, in Montevideo: Rentistas (URU) – Sporting Cristal (PER)

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

Sao Paulo (BRA) 6 2 2 0 0 5 0

2. Racing Club (ARG) 4 2 1 1 0 3 2

3. Rentistas (URU) 1 2 0 1 1 1 3

4. Sporting Cristal (PER) 0 2 0 0 2 1 5

Group F

Wednesday, in Santiago: Catholic University (CHI) – National (URU)

Thursday, in Asunción: Atlético Nacional (COL) – Argentinos Juniors (ARG)

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

1. Argentinos Juniors (ARG) 6 2 2 0 0 4 0

2. Atlético Nacional (COL) 4 2 1 1 0 6 4

3. National (URU) 1 2 0 1 1 4 6

4. Catholic University (CHI) 0 2 0 0 2 0 4

Group G

Tuesday, in La Calera: Unión La Calera (CHI) – Vélez Sarsfield (ARG) 0-2

Tuesday, in Quito: Quito League (ECU) – Flamengo (BRA) 2-3

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

Flamengo (BRA) 9 3 3 0 0 10 5

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2. Quito League (ECU) 4 3 1 1 1 7 6

3. Vélez Sarsfield (ARG) 3 3 1 0 2 5 6

4. Union La Calera (CHI) 1 3 0 1 2 3 8

Group H

Tuesday, in Belo Horizonte: Atlético Mineiro (BRA) – Cerro Porteño (PAR) 4-0

Thursday, in Caracas: Deportivo La Guaira (VEN) – América de Cali (COL)

Positions:

– Pts JGEP Gf Gc

1. Atlético Mineiro (BRA) 7 3 2 1 0 7 2

2. Cerro Porteño (PAR) 4 3 1 1 1 2 4

3. Deportivo La Guaira (VEN) 2 2 0 2 0 1 1

4. America de Cali (COL) 0 2 0 0 2 1 4

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