Cochabamba (Bolivia), May 25 (EFE).- The Chilean Everton said goodbye to the South American Cup with a 0-2 victory at the home of the Bolivian Wilstermann in a match that was a mere formality, since the group D quota for the next phase was already in the hands of Sao Paulo.
The Argentine Víctor Ismael Sosa scored the first for the ‘ruleteros’ in the 83rd minute and his compatriot Juan Cuevas sentenced the match in the 90th minute.
The result earned Everton finish second in their group with 11 points, while Wilstermann was bottom with just 2 points.
The zone is led by the already qualified Sao Paulo, who finished with 16 units after beating Peruvian Ayacucho 1-0, third with 4 points.
In the match at the Félix Capriles stadium in Cochabamba, the first serious attack by the ‘aviadores’ was in the 13th minute, through a cross from the Brazilian Serginho that José Herrera could not connect.
Striker Pedro Pablo Campos was very active on the part of the ‘ruleteros’, who had at least three attempts that could have ended in a goal in the first half.
The squad led by Uruguayan Sergio Migliaccio had another option to open the scoring in the 23rd minute, but César Menacho’s shot was contained by Uruguayan goalkeeper Franco Torgnascioli.
At the end of the first half, the Red once again missed the opportunity to score, as Torgnascioli beat the flying captain, the Argentine Santiago Echeverría.
The teams went into the break without goals and with the annoyance of the locals against the Ecuadorian referee Luis Quiroz for his decision to cut a play that favored them and not add minutes.
The ‘flyers’ Luis Rodríguez, Raúl Castro and Serginho received the yellow card in the first half.
In the second half, Álvaro Madrid replaced Gary Moya in the ranks of the gold and sky club and put pressure on the goal of Bolivian youth Bruno Poveda.
The following minutes went back and forth, although full of inaccuracies from both teams.
With ten minutes remaining in the match, Moisés Villarroel tried a shot that crashed into Torgnascioli’s chest.
Those led by the Argentine Francisco Meneghini finally achieved the long-awaited conquest in the 83rd minute, with a counterattack and the assistance of Matías Campos for Sosa to hole the ball in the ‘aviator’ goal.
When it seemed that the game would end 0-1, Cuevas scored the second in the final minute, surprising the hosts.