On date 1 of group F of CONMEBOL – Copa Sudamericana 2023, Leonardo Castro scored twice in the crushing 3-0 victory of the Blues over the Halcón. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Leonardo Castro (13′ 2T, from a penalty and 23′ 2T) and David Mackalister (26′ 2T).
With 49 minutes into the second half, striker Leonardo Castro’s shot hit the post of the rival goal and Millonarios was left wanting to celebrate.
The figure of the party was Leonardo Castro. The Millonarios forward showed his best level by scoring 2 goals, shooting 5 times at the opposite goal and hitting 3 correct passes.
David Mackalister also played a good game. The Millonarios midfielder scored 1 goal, made 35 correct passes and searched for the opposite goal with 4 shots.
Several offenses in the middle of the field forced to cut the rhythm of the game. There were a large number of cautions: Daniel Giraldo, Jorge Arias, Julián López, Santiago Solari, Alexis Soto and Leonardo Castro.
The Millonarios strategist, Alberto Gamero, stopped the starting eleven with a 4-5-1 formation with Álvaro Montero in goal; Elvis Perlaza, Andrés Llinás, Juan Pablo Vargas and Jorge Arias on the defensive line; Larry Vásquez, Daniel Giraldo, Daniel Cataño, David Mackalister and Oscar Cortés in the middle; and Leonardo Castro in the attack.
For their part, those chosen by Julio Vaccari entered the field of play with a 4-5-1 scheme with Ezequiel Unsain under the three sticks; Agustín Sant’Anna, Nazareno Colombo, Tomás Cardona and Alexis Soto in defense; Julián López, Kevin Gutiérrez, Gabriel Alanís, David Barbona and Santiago Solari in midfield; and Nicolás Fernández up front.
Piero Maza Gómez was appointed as the main referee of the match in the Campín.
On the following day, the Blues will face off against Peñarol and the Falcon will play the home game against América-MG.
The victory at the beginning of the group stage of CONMEBOL – Copa Sudamericana 2023 leaves Millonarios in first place, while Defensa y Justicia remains last.
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