Gremio are one step away from Libertadores quarter-finals after 2-0 away win against Guarani

Gremio clinched a convincing 2-0 victory over Guarani and move one step away from making the quarter-finals of the Libertadores
Guarani-PY x Grêmio - Libertadores 2020 - 26/11/2020
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Grêmio put one foot on the Libertadores quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Guaraní in the first leg of the round of 16 ties. The goals for Grêmio came via Jean Pyerre and Pepê. Both goals were scored from a long-range effort.

Tricolor claimed an away victory and that means they can even afford to draw at home next week and still progress to the quarter-finals.

Both teams brought different approaches to the game. Guaraní deployed the high press and relied more on long balls and crosses into the Tricolor half. On the other hand, Grêmio played a possession-based game and saw several opportunities from Pepê and Luiz Fernando.

There was no real clear-cut chance at goal in the first half although it was largely dominated by Grêmio. The game went into the break goalless.

The second half turned out to be more promising for the visitors. Grêmio were effective in front of goal and opened the scoring 11 minutes into the second period. David Braz sent long ball to Pepê who then set up Jean Pyerre for the first goal of the evening.

The second goal came in similar fashion with Vanderlei sending a long ball to Churín who got pass his marker to set up Pepê and in the process put Gremio 2-0 up.

The game ended even worse for Guarani. In the latter stages of the game, Jorge Morel received his marching orders after a bad foul.

The second leg will see Grêmio welcome Guarani to their home turf next Thursday. Before then, Grêmio will take on Goias in the Serie A on Monday.

Grêmio put one foot on the Libertadores quarter-finals with a 2-0 win against Guaraní in the first leg of the round of 16 ties. The goals for Grêmio came via Jean Pyere and Pepê. Both goals were scored from a long-range effort.

Tricolor claimed an away victory and that means they can even afford to draw at home next week and still progress to the quarter-finals.

Both teams brought different approaches to the game. Guaraní deployed the high press and relied more on long balls and crosses into the Tricolor half. On the other hand, Grêmio played a possession-based game and saw several opportunities from Pepê and Luiz Fernando.

There was no real clear-cut chance at goal in the first half although it was largely dominated by Grêmio. The game went into the break goalless.

The second half turned out to be more promising for the visitors. Grêmio were effective in front of goal and opened the scoring 11 minutes into the second period. David Braz sent long ball to Pepê who then set up Jean Pyerre for the first goal of the evening.

The second goal came in similar fashion with Vanderlei sending a long ball to Churín who got pass his marker to set up Pepê and in the process put Gremio 2-0 up.

The game ended even worse for Guarani. In the latter stages of the game, Jorge Morel received his marching orders after a bad foul.

The second leg will see Grêmio welcome Guarani to their home turf next Thursday. Before then, Grêmio will take on Goias in the Serie A on Monday.

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