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Botafogo Beats Universitario and Guarantees Classification in the Libertadores

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Botafogo is classified in the round of 16 of the Libertadores! Glorioso beat Universitario 1-0 this Thursday (16) in the fifth round of the Libertadores. At the Monumental stadium in Lima, Peru, Jeffinho scored the only goal of the match in the second half.

Botafogo Beats Universitario and Guarantees Classification in the Libertadores.

The victory guaranteed Botafogo’s early classification in the round of 16 of the Libertadores since, with the result, Glorioso reached nine points and can no longer be reached by Universitario, who parked at five points, nor by LDU, bottom of Group D with four points.

The game.

The first half was quite busy, with chances for both sides, but neither team managed to find the net. Universitário, playing at home, went forward and created good opportunities with Andy Polo and Segundo Portocarrero, but was hampered by the good performance of goalkeeper John.

In the final stage, Botafogo managed to be more effective and opened the scoring with Jeffinho, who took advantage of Jefferson Savarino’s pass and crossed the ball, with no chance for Sebastián Britos. Despite the final pressure from the home team, Glorioso held on to their advantage and secured the three important points away from home.

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