Players on the field during tonight's duel.  (Photo: Rodrigo Coca/ Corinthians Agency)

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Result leaves Timão as leader of Libertadores Group E

By Agency Brazil | 04/05/2022 22:09

Players on the field during tonight’s duel. (Photo: Rodrigo Coca/ Corinthians Agency)

With the right to save a penalty from goalkeeper Cássio, Corinthians went to Colombia and held a goalless draw with Deportivo Cali, this Wednesday (4) at the Colosso de Palmaseca stadium, to remain in the lead of Group E of the Cup. Liberators.Campo Grande News - Real ContentCampo Grande News - Real Content

After this result, Timão reached seven points, one more than Boca Juniors (Argentina), who beat Always Ready (Bolivia) away from home.

Corinthians and Deportivo Cali had a busy first half, in which Cássio started to stand out in the 24th minute, when Téo Gutiérrez hit hard from the edge of the area to defend the goalkeeper. In the stage, Timão’s best opportunity came from Gustavo Mantuan’s feet, in the 37th minute, when the midfielder kicked over the goal with great freedom.

But the most important move of the match took place in the final stage, at 21 minutes, when Téo Gutiérrez took a penalty and goalkeeper Cássio stretched out to make a great save.

After the tie for Libertadores, Corinthians focuses on the Brazilian, where it measures forces with Bragantino on Sunday (8). In the South American competition, Timão will play again on May 17, against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.

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