Junior Barranquilla receives this Tuesday, the already eliminated Bolivia champion Oriente Petrolero in the framework of the Copa America, With the need to win the remaining two matches at home in the group stage to ensure that they move to the round of 16 without relying on other results.
in the continental championship, Those led by Argentine Juan Cruz Real lost to Brazilian guest Fluminense, The result in which Carioca got a second wind and tied “Rojiblancos” with 7 points.
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He leads the Argentine group Unión de Santa Fe with 8 units. Although the Sharks on paper have the advantage of qualifying because they do not depend on the others, the picture is more complicated in terms of football, considering that in parallel with South America they must face the semi-final round on their home soil from the Colombian. The domestic league said that the “group of death” begins this weekend with Millonarios, Atlético Nacional and Bucaramanga.
The Junior will arrive tomorrow with Oriente Petrolero by losing multi-talented midfielder Enrique Serge, Who, in the absence of German Mira and Dani Rosero, was used as a central defender in the junior defense.
The official report indicates that a knee injury last Saturday against the Jaguares will leave him out of the field for the rest of the season.
The loss of Venezuelan Luis “Carriacou” Gonzalez was also added, who has relapsed from an injury to his right foot and will likely not be able to attend the match against the Bolivian team who just lost 0-2 at home to Union de Santa Fe.
The last one who won’t be able to play is midfielder Daniel Giraldo, Suspended for accumulating yellow cards.
The “Refinery” team, led by World Cup player Erwin Platini Sanchez, arrived in Barranquilla on Sunday, and although they no longer have any chance of qualifying, they will seek to improve for the championship in their country, as they finished seventh, 12 points behind the leaders Bolivar.
And Union de Santa will play in the other match of the fifth date of Group H next Thursday, Who plays at home against Fluminense and a week later Junior will host the Argentines while the Brazilians will play as guests against the Bolivians.
On Tuesday, the match will take place at the Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla, starting at 7:30 p.m. local time, It will be managed by Venezuelan Yender Herrera, who will be assisted by compatriots Carlos Lopez and Alberto Ponte, with Alexis Herrera as the fourth official. Argentine Hernan Maidan will be the VAR.
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