Colón and Argentinos Juniors meet at Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, in a match for this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (8th Finals). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total equilibrium between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 01-28-2019, for the First Division, which ended with the victory of Columbus by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by L. Rodríguez (18 ‘) and L. Heredia (68’) for Colon. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Columbus presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
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Until reaching this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (8th Finals), the home team eliminated: River Plate and Deportivo Municipal. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 5 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Colón has won 4, tied 5 and lost 1 of the last matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 8 games in which they suffered the first goal.
By playing at home, the Columbus team will be looking for victory, as they will have to confirm the away qualification. The tendency is for the Colón team to attack with everything, trying to score a goal in the initial minutes of the game. Because it is a game to be eliminated, it is important not to suffer goals at home, so in addition to attacking you will have to defend with intelligence. The coach must not have significant absences in this match.
The visiting team reaches this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (8th Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Deportes Tolima and Estudiantes Mérida. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 10 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Argentinos Juniors has 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 1 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 15 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 10 out of 15 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the first leg in 2. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘ ).
The Argentinos Juniors will play away from their fans in this first game, so, you must have a lot of attention within the four lines. Acting outside the home is usually a more complicated task, so it is essential to have the intelligence to surprise and leave the field with a good result. Even a draw would already be something very celebrated by visitors. The coach must go with maximum strength for this game, because he wants to come out alive from this first leg.