Argentine players score goals in draw between Santiago Wanderers and Melgar in Copa Libertadores
Second division Chilean side Santiago Wanderers hosted Peruvian team Melgar at the Estadio Elias Figueroa Brander for a first leg match in the second round of the Copa Libertadores. Melgar was the better team heading into the clash but the game ended 1-1 in Chile.
Argentina almost always has a presence in any Libertadores match as both goals were scored by Argentine players. Rafael Viotti opened the score for the home team very early, with a goal in just the second minute of the encounter.
— Diego Lores (@LoresFutbol) January 31, 2018
The goal came off a perfect ground gross by Matias Fernandez that found Viotti in the perfect spot to put away the opportunity. Melgar managed to tie up the score in stoppage time of the first half with a goal from club captain Bernardo Cuesta.
The Argentine had a beautiful finish with a chipped shot over Wanderers’ goalkeeper Mauricio Viana. There was a crucial error by a Santiago defender that allowed Cuesta to obtain the ball but the Argentine’s pace and composure also played a role in the goal.
Melgar se trajo un empate desde Chile con un golazo de Bernardo Cuesta, Felicidades @bernicuesta que sigan los éxitos en Arequipa, este año es tu Libertadores con el @MelgarOficial pic.twitter.com/vSAsuGAtCy
— Leoncio César Peña V (@leoncesarp) January 31, 2018
The game was very entertaining as both teams stayed dangerous throughout the encounter. There really is not a clear winner heading into the second leg but Melgar should have the edge with the home-field advantage in Peru.