Jul 15, 2009

Cruzeiro vs Estudiantes for Libertadores Cup

Today is the day we will have a new champion of the Libertadores Cup. The final match will be played tonight in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Last week in Buenos Aires we had the 1st game of this final series, the result was a draw 0-0. In theory, Cruzeiro is the favorite team to win the Libertadores Cup because they will play as host team in this final and definite game.

Cruzeiro is a very tough rival when playing in Belo Horizonte. If Estudiantes wants to win the Cup they will have to beat Cruzeiro in their own stadium. The pressure will be very strong for both teams, but Cruzeiro has the advantage of having fans in the stadium on their favor.

If the result is a tie, no matter how many goals, they will have to define the championship with penalty kicks.

I guess Estudiantes will be trying to reach the penalty kicks definition as part of their strategy, and they will probably are going to play most of the game in their defense.

On the other hand, Cruzeiro will have to push a lot of pressure on Estudiantes defense. Cruzeiro should play in an offensive manner, trying to get fans into the game as much as possible.

Every time there is a game between Argentina and Brazil teams, there is a lot of competition. These type of games have the tendency to be very rough, very difficult.

The referee is going to have a very tough challenge tonight in order to keep things under control. Let´s hope everything goes well, and red cards won´t be shown.

This is going to be a very interesting game. There is no tomorrow for both teams, everything is going to be defined today.

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