Unión de Santa Fe opens its round of 16 series against Nacional in Uruguay: time, TV and formations

Nacional de Uruguay receives Unión de Santa Fe for the round of 16 of the South American Cup (@fotobairesarg)

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The ball rolls again in the Copa Sudamericana to kick off the round of 16 series. One of the most promising crossings will be the one that will star, Nacional, one of the most successful clubs in Uruguay, and Unión de Santa Fe, which for the first time in its history will try to get into the top eight of this competition. Starting at 7:15 p.m. Grand Central Park. will televise ESPN and the referee will be the Chilean Cristian Garay.

The Handbagwhich arrives as leader of Zone 2 of the Uruguayan League, arrived at this instance after finishing third in Group C of the Copa Libertadores, behind Estudiantes de La Plata and Vélez and above Bragantino from Brazil.

The Uruguayans, who have the best record in this contest to qualify for the semifinals, they announced that they suffered an outbreak of covidsince in the last tests Martín Rodríguez, José Luis Rodríguez, Nicolás Marichal, Yonathán Rodríguez and Diego Zabala tested positive.

The Tatengue, for its part, qualified after winning the complicated Group H, where it left behind Fluminense from Brazil, Junior de Barranquilla from Colombia and Oriente Petrolero from Bolivia. They also arrive toned after beating Boca Juniors 2-1 last Friday in an agonizing manner in The Bombonera within the framework of the fifth date of the Professional League.

The people from Santa Fe, in their third participation at the continental level, will seek to overcome their best mark, which was in the 2020 edition, when they reached the round of 16 after beating Atlético Mineiro from Brazil and Emelec from Ecuador. In the round of 16 they succumbed to Bahia in Brazil.

The one led by Gustavo Munúa will not be able to count on Emanuel Britez, Lucas Esquivel and the Uruguayan Jonatan Álvez, who reached the limit of yellow cards in the last game of the group stage against Junior. Francisco Gerometta, Diego Polenta and Enzo Roldán will take their places. Mariano Peralta Bauer, for his part, tested positive for coronavirus. They bid for that place Fernando Troyansky and Matías Gallegos.

The winner of this match, where the VAR will begin to be implemented, will face each other in the quarterfinals with the winner of the key that will feature Olimpia from Paraguay and Goianiense from Brazil.

Likely formations:

National: Serge Rochet; Leandro Lozano, Mathías Laborda, Coelho, Camilo Cándido; Felipe Carballo, Diego Rodriguez; Alfonso Trezza, Franco Fagundez, Alex Castro; and Emanuel Gigliotti. DT: Paul Repetto.

Union: Santiago Mele; Francisco Gerometta, Franco Calderón, Diego Polenta and Claudio Corvalán; Federico Vera, Juan Carlos Portillo, Enzo Roldán and Kevin Zenón; Mauro Luna Diale and Fernando Troyansky or Matías Gallegos. DT: Gustavo Munua.

Stadium: Grand Central Park

Referee: Cristian Garay (Chile)

Hour: 19.15

Television: ESPN