O Chilean Teams They already knew their luck in the 2019 South American Cup and in the paper there are two favorites and two injured, according to the draw held this Monday at the headquarters of Conmebol in Luque (Paraguay).
Being in the south zone, the selections could not face teams of Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, then the Brazilians seemed the most difficult opponents. And so it was, because Colo Colo and Unión Española were confronted with the modest Catholic University and Mushuc Rune of Ecuador, respectively.
When the name of a national team appeared in the draw, the desire was not to play against a club in Brazil. The picture was being reached, until we arrived Union La Calera and Sports Antofagasta, which were designed with Brazilians. In this case Chapecoense and Fluminense, two very complex rivals.
How did the Chilean rivals reach the South American?
Catholic University (Colo Colo rival): The modest cast of Quito already has international experience, nevertheless, never had exceptional performances in continental level. He entered South America to finish fifth in the accumulated table of the Serie A of Ecuador and start is seen as an accessible rival for the Cacique. However, what can complicate the albos is that the Ecuadorian UC plays in height, so the unidirectional duel can be a bit difficult for the colocolino cast.
Mushuc Runa (rival of the Spanish Union): One of the great surprises of the South American, who won the last Ecuadorian tournament to win a recap at Deportivo Aucas. It will be the first international participation of the Ambato team, which will be measured against the Hispanics in their first continental key for a group that has only 15 years of history and is one of the most modest castings in Ecuador.
Chapecoense (Union La Calera rival): The beloved team of Chapecó will face for the first time a Chilean club. After the serious accident that cost the life of almost all the team before the final of South America in 2016, the table of the Condá Arena could not recover and this campaign was about to fall in Brasileirao. But a later reaction saved him and recovered in South America when finishing in 14th place of the tournament, the last place in Brazil for the continental competition.
Fluminense (Antofagasta Sports rival): The photo of Rio does not pass a good time, in fact entered South America to finish in 12th place in the Brasileirão and has long been far from the top of Brazilian football. This year they reached the quarterfinals of the continental tournament and were eliminated by the Uruguayan National, but they will still be difficult opponents for the Pumas, who will have their first international experience.