Club Magallanes need a victory in La Liga de Quito if they want to keep their Copa Sudamericana fantasy alive.
a CD Magellanes The ‘hit’ takes place this Tuesday at El Teniente de Rancagua Stadium, Group A leader of the Liga de Quito. south america cupis obliged to win if he wants to speed up the few options he has to access round 16 of the competition.
The effort seems grandiose given the sporting crisis facing the Chilean side, who have not won a league match since 26 February and finished in the regional standings with 2 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses.
Nor is it a celebration of winning the group stage of an international tournament. With 2 draws and 1 loss in 3 games, they are 3rd in the group with 2 points.
A negative streak ended Nicolas Nunez’s bench career. Nunez last year dragged his side out of the second division for the first time in 36 years and qualified for international tournaments by winning the cup and the Chilean Super Cup.
After the 2-1 away loss to Audax Italiano two days ago, Nunez gave his position on the board of directors, in which former Chilean international Braulio Real was appointed. He made his debut in the weekend’s loss to third-placed Coquimbo. .
A new interim manager must put an end to the two major problems the Academy has shown so far: defensive weakness and attacking inefficiency.
In the domestic league, Magallanes has scored 13 times (less than one goal per game) past rivals’ goals, conceding 24 goals and conceding more than two goals per game.
At Sudamericana, the fans celebrated four titles, conceding eight goals in three games.
Meanwhile, LDU Quito arrived in the city of Rancagua, 90 kilometers south of the capital, intending to leave the standings tied and focus on fighting for the group lead against two-time runners-up Botafogo. points are reduced.
The Ecuadorian has already beaten Magallanes ruthlessly in Quito on the first day of this round (4-0), showing absolute dominance in all aspects of the match, the Chilean, who ended up with 9 men after 2 dismissals. became.
Hometown striker José Enrique Angulo was the match’s most valuable player, scoring two goals at the start of the second half to keep the game on track, but Chile received further punishment at the last minute, with Mauricio scoring a third. Martinez scored, and Fernando Pinero’s own goal in the 89th minute, just minutes before the second sending off.
On the other hand, LDU Quito has had an irregular record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws for the past two years in a row, but in the national championship they finished 4th, 10 points behind leaders Independiente del Valle. ing.