Deportivo Cali could not end its losing streak in Brazilian territory, the ‘verdiblanco’ team was defeated 1-0 by Corinthians with an own goal by José Caldera that condemned the Colombian team to come empty-handed from Brazil after playing a very worthy game and where they competed until the last minutes.
After the loss against Corinthians, coach Rafael Dudamel gave his vision of the match: “Defeat in the end is defeat, but the way we compete here, It leaves me with the certainty that we are going to fight until the last match of the phase”.
(See also: Bad night in Libertadores; Cali lost and Tolima got a tie with a taste of defeat)
One of the concerns that the game left the Venezuelan coach with was Guillermo Burdisso’s injury, the Argentine had to be substituted and Cali felt his absence on the field: “Burdisso suffered a contusion on his right hip in a corner, we gave him the start of the second half, but he couldn’t continue and we substituted him “.
Despite the fact that Deportivo Cali did a very good strategic job, it was not enough for the Colombian team to score points during their visit to Brazil; beyond the defeat by the minimum difference against ‘Timao’, Rafael Dudamel’s team after two dates played in the competition is leader of the group due to its goal difference (+1).
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On the next date the “sugar” team will have to face Always Ready, the Bolivian team has just lost 2-0 to Boca Juniors, but the Colombian team will have to be very careful with the team led by Eduardo Villegas because on the first date of the tournament defeated Corinthians 2-0, it is a team that uses the locality very well in its favor and those led by Rafael Dudamel cannot be trusted at all.