Botafogo, coached by the Portuguese Luís Castro, did not go beyond a goalless draw against LDU Quito, from Ecuador, in the third round of the group stage of the Copa Sudamericana.
The game had few clear goalscoring opportunities. The main moments of danger were for the Brazilian team in Rio de Janeiro.
In Botafogo, several players who passed through Portugal were used, such as Marçal, for Nacional and Benfica, Danilo, for Braga and Benfica, Gustave Sauer, for Boavista, Carlos Eduardo, for Estoril and FC Porto, Tiquinho Soares, for Vitória de Guimarães and FC Porto , and also Lucas Fernandes, ex-Portimonense.
At the end of the match, Luís Castro accused the opponent of antigame: “The referee is the one who directs the game and should not allow antigame. clearly opted for a strategy of making three times as many fouls as us to upset us and for time to pass without a game”.
The Portuguese recognizes that the game “is marked by not having the opportunity to score goals, they with a line of five defenders, all very tight”.
With this tie, Botafogo fails to overtake Quito and continues in second place in the group, with 5 points, two behind the Ecuadorians.
Botafogo has been the surprise at the start of the Brasileirão, which leads alone with 9 points, corresponding to three wins in three games played. On Sunday night, Botafogo receives Atlético Mineiro in the fourth round of the championship.
Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.
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