0-0. Wanderers and Barcelona tie and condemn each other to goodbye in the South American

Montevideo, May 25 (EFE) .- The Uruguayan Wanderers and Barcelona from Ecuador were left out of the South American Cup by equalizing goalless in the match corresponding to Group A that they played this Wednesday at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo.

This result facilitated the task of Argentine Lanús, who beat Venezuelan Metropolitanos 1-0 at home and qualified for the round of 16 without needing to score more goals to ensure their ticket to the next phase.

After six games played, those led by Jorge Almirón finished first with 11 points, Barcelona was second with 9, Wanderers third with 8 and Metropolitanos last with 3 units.

On a cold night in Montevideo, the visitors took to the pitch determined to take a quick lead. It was barely 40 seconds when Adonis Preciado went hand in hand with Mauro Silveira and it was the Uruguayan who won the arm wrestling match to prevent his goal from falling.

And when not even five minutes had passed, Barcelona approached dangerously again, this time through Carlos Garcés. Inside the area, the attacker took advantage of a great assist from Erik Castillo and headed a ball that hit the post.

Later, another shot from the number 11 and a free kick taken by Jonathan Perlaza also set off Silveira’s alarms, who little by little became one of the figures of the local team.

On the other side, the Wanderers approached through Mauro Méndez in the only dangerous play he generated in the first 45 minutes.

In the second half, the Uruguayans took control of the game thanks to the great work of Nicolás Quagliatta, who took possession of the ball. Leaving three defenders behind, the midfielder generated one of the most dangerous plays in favor of the eleven led by Daniel Carreño.

At the end and with variants, both teams went on the attack again trying to take the advantage, although the errors when defining made the match end without emotions.