Santos draws with Garcilaso, finishes first in group stage
Sao Paulo, May 25 (IANS) Brazil’s Santos, which had already qualified for the round-of-16, finished with a 0-0 draw against Peru’s Real Garcilaso on the final match day of Group F of the Copa Libertadores.
The result on Thursday left Santos top of the group stage with 10 points and eliminated the Peruvian team, which finished bottom with six points, reports Efe.
On the sixth and final match day of the group stage, Santos dominated the first half of the game despite having difficulty breaking down the defence of the Peruvian team in front of the box.
An opportunity to score for the Brazilian team came when Rodrygo, assisted by Jean Mota, was in a one-on-one with Diego Morales but the Argentinian goalkeeper managed to save the shot.
Despite its superiority on the field, the Sao Paulo team failed to break the deadlock.
The other team that qualified for the next round in group F was Argentina’s Club Estudiantes de La Plata, which won 3-1 against Uruguay’s Nacional.
Both teams finished with eight points but the Argentinian team advanced to the next round due to a better goal difference.