On Friday, the opening leg of Athletico Paranaense’s quarterfinal Copa Libertadores matchup against Estudiantes will be played at home. We expect an interesting game in here.
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Athletico PR has only once advanced past this stage as the runners-up to Sao Paulo in the main continental competition of South America. That was in 2005.
The fact that Furacao won the Copa Sudamericana in 2018 and 2021, which is essentially South America’s equivalent of the Europa League, has undoubtedly improved their collective big game mentality and experience.
In front of what is predicted to be a loud Arena da Baixada, the former Chelsea manager will be sure that his players can make a statement against their Argentinian opponents.
Contrary to their Brazilian competitors, Estudiantes has a much longer history in this competition and just won the Copa Libertadores for the fourth time.
With Estudiantes, where he now serves as chairman after working behind the scenes at the team since 2012, Juan Sebastian Veron, a former midfielder for Manchester United, won player of the tournament that year for his performances.
But on the field, where recent performances have been a little awry, Ricardo Zielinski is the guy in control. Los Pincharratas are currently in the second phase of the Argentine Primeira Division in 22nd place with just one victory in their last eight league games.
As a result, the Copa Libertadores has unquestionably gained precedence in determining whether or not Zielinski’s team’s season was a success. Prior to attempting to win at home in the second leg, they will be aiming to avoid defeat on Thursday.
We predict that because of their superior fitness going into this game, the hosts will earn a narrow victory to defend in the second leg.
Estudiantes won’t be taken lightly, especially if a more defensive approach is anticipated. They have been in good form throughout the Copa Libertadores this season.