The defender, recovered after catching the coronavirus, had the tie at the end, but the goalkeeper of Nacional drowned out the goal cry.
The six months of abstinence and the sweet taste that the Copa Libertadores always has had generated great expectations in Racing supporters. However, Nacional de Montevideo gave them a good slap this Wednesday at the Presidente Perón stadium. Anyway, Ivan Pillud they were satisfied despite the 1-0 defeat that left the Academy in second place in Group F and ended with Sebastián Beccacece’s 10-game undefeated.
“After 180 days, we had a very high expectation and I think the team lived up“Said the captain, who surprisingly started this Wednesday, just 10 days after having tested positive for coronavirus.
“We had a great first half, we managed it well, although we did not have the intensity that we had before this pandemic started. In a second, With the adverse result and the expulsion of Augusto (Solari), everything was uphill. But I’m proud of my teammates ”, highlighted the 34-year-old right-back.
The footballer born in Captain Bermúdez considered it a disadvantage to have faced “a rival who had already played several dates in the Uruguayan championship”, although he also highlighted the virtues of Nacional, of walking perfectly in this edition of the Libertadores: great team, which has a lot of hierarchy and experienced players ”.
The Racing squad will not have long to regret this fall, since next Wednesday the Beccacece team will face Alianza Lima at the Alejandro Villanueva stadium in the Peruvian capital for the fourth date of group F. “Today we leave calm and with our heads held high because we played a great game. And there is still a long way to go, “said Pillud.