Rionegro Águilas vs Independiente first leg match for Wednesday’s Copa Sudamericana.
The Águilas have not yet won in the Copa Sudamericana. They reached the second phase with two 1-1 draws with Oriente Petrolero, from Bolivia.
They only passed to the next stage thanks to the inefficiency of the rivals in the decision by penalties.
The Bolivians weren’t been able to score one penalty, making life easier for the Colombians, who haven’t been active since May 5.
The Águilas most recent game was a 1-1 draw away from home against Millonários. The match was worth the last round of the qualifying round of the Opening Tournament of the Águila League, the Colombian Championship.
Attaining 16 points, the Águilas were in the ninth place, that is the penultimate position, 14 points away from the playoffs.
Their performance at home maintained the scoring standard. When considering only the results of the teams in their stadiums, Águilas also presented the second-worst performance of the classification phase of the first round of the Colombian Championship.
Out of the 30 points disputed in this situation, they gathered 11.
A for Independiente
Independiente hasn’t played even for a longer time.
Their last official match was the return leg of the first phase of the South American Cup in which they scored 2-1 away from home against Binacional, in Peru.
Before this game, they beat the leader of the Peruvian Championship by 4 to 1.
In its case, the immense gap was caused by its early elimination in the Superliga Cup of Argentina, a tournament created by the AFA to fill the space between the end of the Argentine Championship and the beginning of the holiday period, since the country follows the calendar in European style.
Independiente fell to Argentinos Juniors having lost the game at the home of the rival by 3 to 2 and kept a draw, in their house, by 1 to 1.
None of the coaches can complain about the preparation time for this match. With a better technical ability, Independiente, even though they are playing outside their stadium, has a prognostic for success against the Águilas, as our best guess for Tuesday’s meeting for the first leg of the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana