Comeback and Columbus pass

The Colón of Santa Fe, which fell 0-1 against Olympiad of Paraguay in the fifth and penultimate round of Group G of the Liberators cupturned the game around with two goals from Lucas Lértora and secured a place in the round of 16.

With this victory, Sabalero was the only leader with ten points, followed by Cerro Porteño with eight. Olimpia, which was very difficult, is third with five points and the already eliminated Peñarol is last with four points.

As soon as the game started, at 7 minutes, Hugo Quintana made it 0-1 with a first-class definition from inside the area after an assist from Derlis González, who got rid of his marker with pure physical power after a long ball. Shortly after, Olimpia came close to converting again, but Víctor Salazar’s shot went close to the right post by Uruguayan Leonardo Burián.

Colón’s response came in the 41st minute, when midfielder Lértora hit him first from the crescent of the area to score a great goal that allowed his team to tie the match. At 51 minutes, Colón striker Lucas Beltrán had the 2-1 at his feet, but the shot, a few meters from the goal, went over the crossbar.

Lértora, the figure of the match, scored a header six minutes from the end in the final 2-1 that assured Colón a place in the round of 16. On the sixth and final day, which will be played on May 25, Colón will visit Peñarol and Cerro Porteño will visit Olimpia.