Jul 9, 2009

Libertadores Cup: Estudiantes 0, Cruzeiro 0

The first leg of the finals of Libertadores Cup was played in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The contenders are Estudiantes de La Plata from Argentina, and Cruzeiro from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The final result was 0-0.

This draw is a very complicated result for both teams. However, the score seems to be in favor of Cruzeiro, since the game was played in Buenos Aires and Estudiantes was the host team.

In soccer a draw is almost always a good result for the visitor team. In this case Cruzeiro seems to be the favorite team to win the Libertadores Cup because the final and definite game will be played in their own field in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

It´s not going to be easy for Cruzeiro though, Estudiantes is a very complicated team, and a surprise in Belo Horizonte is possible. We have to wait the final game next week to see what happens.

Anything can happen in that final match next week. My guess is that Cruzeiro will finally win because they will be the host team, that is the main factor that could make the difference.

Both teams are very strong, there is not a clear favorite in this final series of Libertadores Cup 2009.

Estudiantes missed the chance to take advantage of the host condition in this first game, and that could be the reason for not winning the Libertadores Cup this year. They are clearly not happy with the 0-0 result. On the other hand, Cruzeiro is very happy with the result, that´s out of the question.

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