On the last date of the group stage, to be played on next Tuesday, Emelec, the ecuadorian undefeated team of the tournament, will define its pass to the next round in Buenos Aires against the already classified Velez Sarsfield, leader with 12 points. Meanwhile, Peñarol receives the eliminated Iquique.
On the meeting of last Tuesday against Peñarol, Gustavo Quinteros, technical director of the blue team, was satisfied with the result, but not by the level of play of his squad.
However, he rescued the good level shown in the national tournament, where they are unbeaten leaders with eight games won.
Meanwhile, Uruguayan newspaper El Pais entitled yesterday that the Uruguayan club “did what it could: almost nothing”‘ and added that “Peñarol had attitude, but Emelec and its lack of clarity left it almost out of the Cup”. The observer said that Peñarol “expects a miracle. They need to win against Iquique and Velez has to give them a hand” against Emelec.