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 Copa Sudamericana.
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 Thiago Heleno and Leo Pereira, reports Efe.
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, Junior's Rafael Perez missed to score with the penalty shot against the Brazilians.
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