Atletico Goianiense will take on Olimpia Asuncion at the second leg in round 16 of Copa Sudamericana. The match will take place at Estadio Antonio Accioly in Goiania on Friday, July 8.
Goianiense is not shining – at least not right now. In 2008, the “Dragon” was playing at the level 3rd division in the country. They spent five seasons in Serie A Brazil over the next decade-and-a-half. The 9th place finish in 2021 was a breakthrough. It will be very difficult to replicate this feat, as the results in the championship are very poor. The Brazilians also had the unique opportunity to show their international skills. It won 1st in their group after scoring 13 points. However, the 1/8 finals were a disaster. This season,
Olimpia Asuncion is looking good. Paraguay’s strongest and most respected club is the Dean. They did not have the best results in the championship last year. They won the Super Cup and Paraguay Cup in 2021. The historical favorite is currently in the top ten, but there is a significant backlog from Libertad, its neighbor – the distance has already surpassed 10 points. The Copa Libertadores saw some poor results from the Paraguayans. Olimpia, like Cerro Porteno had 2 wins, 2 draws, and a few losses. However, the Argentines were able to take 2nd place in additional indicators. The “Dean” won the Copa Sudamericana and beat the Brazilians in Asuncion.
The clubs met for the first-ever time a week ago. Atletico Goianiense lost in Paraguay. The Olympian’s hero was the former player of Dynamo Kyiv Derlis Gonzalez who scored and helped Silva. Olympia has created a handicap for themselves and will play “by score”. It is therefore logical to await the Atletico Goianiense victory.
Prediction: Atletico Goianiense will win.