Argentine midfielder Damián Díaz and Paraguayan Williams Riveros scored in Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Deportivo Cuenca, this November 19, 2020, in a match that closed the eighth round of LigaPro. The meeting was played at the Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil.
Barcelona added 17 points and climbed to the top of the table of locations for the second stage. With this, the Canarian team regained favoritism for winning the phase to try to reach the quota for the final, where Liga de Quito is already.
The Canaries dominated throughout the match on the Guayaquil stage against a rival who sought victory from the beginning. The locals also benefited from having one more player from minute 31 after the expulsion of Rafael Viotti, one of the best of the Azuayan team. Later, at minute 56, Manuel Aguirre, from the Azuayan cast, was expelled.
The expulsions further complicated the performance of the Azuayos, who had to defend themselves on the Monumental court in search of a counterattack.
However, the local victory was achieved in just four minutes when Díaz finished off after a cross from Adonis Preciado, who performed well in the commitment. The visitors barely reacted when Riveros rose in the area after a corner kick and with a strong header he defeated goalkeeper Brian Heras.
On the next date, the ninth of the second stage, Barcelona will visit Orense. Instead, Cuenca will be local to Sociedad Deportiva Aucas.