La Paz, May 25. The Bolivian The Strongest took oxygen in the Copa Libertadores by winning 1-0 with a goal from Argentine Enrique Triverio against Brazilian Fluminense, whose goalkeeper Fábio prevented the score from being higher.

Triverio made the only score in the 4th minute of the match played in the more than 3,600 meters of altitude of the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz.

For now, the result keeps Flu in first place in group D of the Libertadores with 9 points, while Tigre from La Paz rose to second place with 6 points, both pending what happens in the match between the Peruvian Sporting Cristal and the Argentinian River Plate.

The team led by Argentine Claudio ‘el Pampa’ Biaggio opened the scoring in minute 4, with a corner kick executed by Colombian Michael Ortega that found Triverio well placed.

Vain was the attempt by the Brazilian goalkeeper Fábio for trying to deflect the ball, which ended up in his goal.

In the 13th minute, Ortega had the option of extending the score for Tigre from La Paz due to an error in the Flu’s defense, although this time Fábio had a good reaction.

Ortega was the most inspired by the ‘tabby’ ranks as he reached the rival goal on at least two other occasions in the first half of the game, while the Tricolor also generated some dangerous plays.

In the first half discount, Quiroga tried a shot, but Fábio beat him.

The locals put more pressure in the second half, although their aim failed or they were contained by the Brazilian goalkeeper.

El Tricolor had the opportunity to equalize through a shot by John Kennedy in the 49th minute that reached the hands of Bolivian goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra.

In the 66th minute, Gabriel Sotomayor outwitted the Brazilian defense but missed the second, as his shot bounced off the right post.

An error by the newly admitted Jaime Arrascaita in the 73rd minute could cost his team the victory.

Those led by the Brazilian Fernando Diniz showed a much more offensive game in the final stretch of the game, although they failed to overcome Viscarra’s fence.

At the end of regulation time, Fábio became a hero as he contained two shots from Quiroga and Triverio.

The Chilean referee Felipe González showed the yellow card to Quiroga, David Braz and Joao Henrique.

On matchday five, Flu will visit River Plate in Buenos Aires and The Strongest will host Sporting Cristal. EFE



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