Merlini made it 1-1 for Guaraní, who had been down by a goal from Magnin.
The size of Tigre in Asunción, before Guaraní. He does it just as the other Argentine teams did: standing up, playing as equals despite the differences in pace with the rest. In the first half, it was not noticed that the Paraguayans arrived with more filming and that those from Victoria were just playing their first post-pandemic duel.
He waited and came out fast against. This is how Tigre played in Paraguay. He was encouraged to add many players in attack each time he broke off and perhaps that attitude surprised those led by Gustavo Costas. And it took just 9 minutes for the whole Beanie Gorosito to hurt: the left side Sebastian Prieto pressed and won high, sent the center back and Pablo Magnin He nailed her at the angle with a deadly left foot. A great goal.
And Tigre got in and ran. He played well, too. It only cost him to mark Bautista Merlini, which was very moving and participatory. The ex-San Lorenzo alternated good and bad, but made contact too many times with the ball behind the back of Sebastian Prediger. It worried. And it was Merlini who drew with a powerful right hand from inside the area in the 26th minute.
In the final 15 minutes of the first half, it cost Tigre more. Some fatigue was perceived and the premises were energized after the tie. But Guaraní had no ideas and it was repeated with a center or distant shots that were well resolved by Gonzalo Marinelli.
The match, valid for the third date of group B, is played at the Defensores del Chaco stadium, in Asunción, from 11pm, with the Uruguayan Gustavo Tejera as the main referee and broadcast by Fox Sports.
Tigre, the only Cup participant who plays in the second division, needs to add after the defeats against Palm Trees, from Brazil, and Bolivar, both 2-0, which deposited him in the last position of the group.
The group is led by Palmeiras from Brazil with 9 points, then Guaraní and Bolívar are located with 3, and Tigre closes without units.