Santos play out to a goalless draw with Olimpia in the Libertadores

Santos and Olimpia could only play out to a pale 0-0 draw when they locked horns in Vila Belmiro for the Copa Libertadores game. Regardless of the result, Santos still top the Group G standings.
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In general, the duel was weak, with a lot of scoring and few chances to score. In the best of them, Soteldo hit the post in the first half. Even Rojas’ expulsion, in the middle of the second stage, did not improve the performance of Santos who found a team very different from the rivals of the Brasileirão.  

No FlamengoVascoAtlético-MG or São Paulo, teams that let play and against which Peixe played good games. 

As history would tell, the Libertadores always brings some funny results at the end of the day. 

Top scorer for Santos in the Brasileirão and in good domestic form at the momentMarinho was very well marked by Olimpia, who congested the right side of the Santos attack and left the striker practically without spaces.  

Gradually, he became irritated, even managed to expel Rojas in a foul suffered, but was given a yellow card in the end. Clearly uncomfortable, he did not play his best game. 

The draw takes Santos to seven points and Olimpia to five, still in the top two positions of Group G. Defensa y Justicia and Delfín, the other teams in the group, will play the second fixture of the group on Thursday. 

Santos returns to the field next Sunday to face Botafogo in an evening clash against Nilton Santos for the 11th round of the Brazilian Championship. For their next Libertadores outingPexie will go all out against Delfín on the 24th of September in Ecuador at 11pm. 

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