Emelec, with a 2-1 lead achieved last week in the Capwell Stadium, today visits Fluminense in Brazil with the goal to win or tie and classify the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores, but could also achieve it on penalties if it falls 2 to 1.
The team led by Gustavo Quinteros gets its two stellar central defenders, Gabriel Achilier and Cristian Nasuti, who were absent in the first leg over suspension and the coach has made clear his intentions to qualify the cup.
The Flu, defending champion Brazil will advance to the next round if it wins 1-0 (its goal in Guayaquil would worth), if they beat Emelec 2-1, they would go to penalties due to the global equality. Emelec will go to quarterfinals if it loses scoring more than a goal (3-2, 4-3, for example).
Today, Date 15 of local tournament
In several courts of the country will be played this afternoon and evening, matches over the Date 15 of the Ecuadorian football championship. Independiente welcomes Liga de Quito, Liga de Loja welcomes El Nacional, Quevedo plays as local in Guayaquil against Macara, Barcelona is local against Universidad Catolica, and Deportivo Quito welcomes Cuenca. Emelec changed the date of the match with Manta because of its game today over the Copa Libertadores.