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Paranaense, Junior in hard fought draw

IANS  |  Barranquilla (Colombia) 

Brazil's Atletico Paranaense achieved a valuable 1-1 draw against Colombia's Junior F.C. which missed a penalty in the second half and lost the opportunity to take the lead in the Leg 1 final of the

In the first half on Wednesday, despite Luis Diaz's outstanding performance, Junior still had many difficulties in breaking the Atletico defence led by the central defenders and Leo Pereira, reports

During the second half, Atletico opened the scoring in the 51st minute with a precise counterattack started by Nikao and defined by Pablo Felipe Teixeira, making it his fourth goal of the tournament.

However, only two minutes later Junior equalled the score with a shot from Yony Gonzalez that went straight past Atletico

With 20 minutes to go, referee awarded a penalty to Junior after forward knocked down in the area.

However, Junior's missed to score with the penalty shot against the Brazilians.

In the end neither team managed to take a lead and will go on to the Leg 2 match to be played on Dec. 12 in the Arena da in Curitiba,

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:18 IST
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