Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Copa Libertadores / Arsenal 3 - Zamora 0
Arsenal came back from the undeserved defeat in the first group game (0-1 @ Brazil vs Fluminense) with a clear and very easy win against Copa Libertadores debutant Zamora, from Venezuela.
Yes, the same team that one week ago played a good defensive game against the Apertura 2011 champion Boca couldn't hold against Arsenal.
The goal in the 1st minute (lucky bounce on a Venezuelan defender) helped the host to dominate a game they needed to win. The visitors obviously didn't have a plan B and collapsed, conceding twice more before the 1st half was over.
The 2nd part of the game was a waste of time, with Arsenal slowing down the pace of the game so they could rest for next weekend's visit to Velez for the 3rd round of Clausura, and Zamora not really knowing what to do.
Group 4 now has Arsenal (2 games played) and Fluminense (1 GP) with 3 points, while Boca (1 GP) and Zamora (2 GP) have 1.
Boca will host Fluminense on March 7 to close the 2nd round of the group.
Today Godoy Cruz will go to Chile to visit Universidad, while Velez will host Mexican team Chivas de Guadalajara.