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Internacional defeats Metropolitanos and remains in the lead of the Copa Libertadores

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Internacional beat Metropolitanos on Thursday night (25) by 2-1, in a game valid for the Copa Libertadores da América, held in the city of Caracas, Venezuela. Colorado’s goals were scored by ALan Patrick and Luiz Adriano.

With the result, Internacional remains in the lead of Group B, with 8 points. On the other hand, Metropolitanos remained at zero in the competition’s last position. The result of the match was beneficial for coach Mano Menezes, who entered the field under pressure.

Metros 1 x 2 Internacional

With greater balance and harmony, Internacional had no difficulties in managing possession of the ball during the first half. In the opening minutes, Pedro Henrique and Wanderson threatened the Metropolitanos goalkeeper.

Motivated in the match, PH ended up suffering a foul inside the Venezuelan team’s area. Alan Patrick took the penalty with precision, guaranteeing the advantage for Internacional in the 16th minute.

The attempt motivated Colorado, which began to pressure Metropolitanos. In a quick counter-attack, Alan Patrick activated Luiz Adriano, who extended the advantage in the archer’s departure.

Metropolitanos managed to achieve greater growth during the second half. In addition to seeking the attack, opponents exploited the flaws offered by Internacional’s defense. At four minutes, Freddy Vargas had the spare to beat goalkeeper John.

The Venezuelan team still had other opportunities during the final 45 minutes, but Gómes and Lucena wasted their shots. Final score, 2 to 1.

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