The U20 women's soccer team fell 2-1 to Uruguay on Monday in their first match of the final phase of the Conmebol Tournament, which takes place in Chile.
The criollas, who came to this stage undefeated after dominating group A with 10 points, began with many defensive flashes. And the sky blue took advantage of it to go ahead in the 12th minute with a goal from Belén Aquino from the penalty spot.
Venezuela had a chance to equalize from 11 steps in the 58th minute, but goalkeeper Vanina Sburlati saved Sabrina Araujo-Elorza's shot.
Despite searching for it repeatedly, the Creoles were unable to score until the 70th minute after a right foot by Bárbara Martínez.
And very little joy lasted because Uruguay immediately recovered its advantage with a goal from Martina Terra (71).
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The next meeting of the criollas will be on Thursday the 21st against Colombia, at the Nicolás Chahuán Nazar municipal stadium, at 6:30 p.m.
In this phase the teams will play an all against all of three commitments. The two teams that are first will be champion and runner-up and will also obtain their pass to the 2022 World Cup in Costa Rica.