River Plate and Colón face at the Luis Franzini Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (2nd Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (2nd Round) after eliminating Santos, after a draw away by (1-1) and a draw by (0-0) at home in the previous round . 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 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they beat Rampla Juniors at home by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches River Plate has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
The River Plate Montevideo aims to advance phase in the competition, so it is important that you get a good result in this first leg. To get the victory, the River Plate Montevideo team must enter the field with a more offensive posture, pressing the visitors. In the last match, River Plate Montevideo achieved a victory over Rampla Juniors at home by the score of 2×1. The coach must not have important absences for this game.
The visiting team reached this phase of the South American Cup (2nd Round) after having eliminated Deportivo Municipal, with a victory by (2-0) at home and a victory by (0-3) away in the previous round. 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, with 14 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 6 wins, 8 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Acassuso by (3-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Columbus won 2, drew 3 and lost 5. In 13 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
Playing away from home should be a difficult task for Columbus, but the team has the advantage of playing alongside his fans in the return game. The desire of the Colon is to conquer at least a tie away from home in this duel, because that would be something very positive for the objectives of the visitors. In the last game, Colón won a home victory over Acassuso by 3×0. The coach must go with maximum force for this game.