Santos loses 2-1 to The Strongest and leaves the qualifying zone on octaves – Prime Time Zone

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Brazilian team takes the decision for the last round of the group stage, next week, against Barcelona de Guayaquil

EFE / Javier MamaniSantos lost 2-1 to The Strongest, in Bolivia

Na altitude of La Paz, or Santos found it very difficult to face the The Strongest and ended up losing by 2 to 0. The result complicates the Brazilian team in the Group C, falling to third place and tied in points with the Boca Juniors (who still plays in the round) and with The Strongest himself. The classification will be for the last round. On the pitch, the Santos players suffered from the rarefied air and saw the hosts open the scoring in the 16th minute, with Reinoso taking advantage of Blackburn crossing. At 23, Willie arrived kicking in the small area and expanded the score. If there was hope, it came in the next move. Castillo made a hard foul on Kaio Jorge and took the second yellow card, being sent off. From then on, the Brazilian team improved in the game, but failed to balance the nets.

On the back of the break, Santos proposed the game more and on seven minutes, Kaio Jorge faced the goal, alone to head, but threw it out. The Brazilians did not give up and after 20 minutes, Felipe Jonatan hit a beautiful shot from outside the area and scored a great goal to reduce the score. Despite growing in the opening minutes, Santos started to have difficulties in creating plays and could not scare Vaca’s goal any further. The last few minutes were dramatic, but the result was 2-1 for Bolivians. Next Wednesday, the 26th, in the last round of the group stage, Santos will face the Barcelona of Guayaquil who is the leader of the key.