Santiago de Chile, Oct 23 (EFE).- The Brazilian team defeated the United States 1-0 this Monday, with a goal from Matheus Miranda, to debut with victory in the closing match of Group B at the Elías Figueroa stadium from Valparaíso, 121 kilometers from the Chilean capital.
A header from defender Miranda in the 86th minute, after an assist from midfielder Matheus Dias, unlocked the match in the second half in which the Brazilians had opportunities to open the scoreboard first.
The day of Group B was opened by Colombia’s 2-0 victory against Honduras, with goals from Daniel Ruiz and Carlos Cortés, in the same Valparaíso stadium.
The coffee team won their victory in the first half, in which they scored the goals scored by Ruiz, in the 16th minute, and by Cortés in the 41st minute, who has a stint in Chilean soccer with the Wanderers, which plays in this same city, so he knew the field.
“It was very nice to return to this stage, the fans always treated me very well. It was essential to start winning, in these short tournaments it is key to start on the right foot,” said the Colombian striker after the end of the match.
The Uruguayan team, the main favorite to win gold after winning the U-20 World Cup this year held in Argentina, was surprised by the resistance posed by the Dominican Republic, whom it could barely beat 1-0 to add its first win in Group A.
La Celeste won with a goal from Emiliano Rodríguez in the 35th minute of the match played at the Sausalito stadium in Viña del Mar, where Chile closes the match against Mexico.
The match against the Caribbean was quite abrupt in the Dominicans’ eagerness to stop the momentum of the Charrúas.
“We were not expecting a game like this, tense, with many fouls and where very little football could be played. We like to go into shock a bit and when we have to score we know how to do it. Fortunately we were able to take the game forward,” acknowledged attacker Rodrigo Piñeiro.
The Uruguayan soccer player, who plays in Chilean soccer with Unión Española, assured that they are coming for the gold medal.
“We come to play to win the gold medal. “We have a humble, supportive group and we hope to reach the top,” he concluded.
Men’s soccer began last Sunday and will be played until Saturday, November 4 in Viña del Mar, 121 kilometers from the Chilean capital.