The great stage of the Copa Libertadores is once again the object of Caracas FC's desire. Going far in the most prestigious club tournament in South America is the only debt that the Reds have with their fans, who have seen him win twelve times in national football, but dreams of seeing him overcome the border of the quarterfinals of this championship , the summit reached by those of Noel Sanvicente in the 2009 season.
The first test in Group H is one of the toughest. Caracas today receives Boca Juniors from Argentina at the UCV Olympic Games, an eternal favorite to be crowned in the Libertadores, whom they will face for the first time in their history.
After breaking the nine-year drought without titles, Caracas appears in the Libertadores as the current champion of Venezuela. His squad lacks the fire of the past, where most of the players were part of the Vinotinto team, but the chamaquera that Sanvicente has been forming since his return to the Reds' bench in 2017, stomps and has the opportunity to consecrate himself.
The youth of Eduardo Fereira, Leonardo Flores, Richard Celis, Anderson Contreras and Jorge Echeverría are part of the fuel of a team led by generals in chief such as Bernardo Añor, Ricardo Andreutti and Robert Hernández, leaders in the team's defense and attack. The promising start of Caracas in the new championship with three wins, two draws with 11 goals in favor and just two against, feed the illusion that this good performance will carry over to the Cup.
The recovery of Robert Hernández, an SUV with the soul of a forward, and the hiring of Argentine striker, Alexis Blanco, who scored three against Zulia and is the nine from the area that Caracas did not have in last year, gives more guarantees to the completion of the plays in the rival area.
Adding against Boca at home is the first step in this new copera foray, in which Caracas will also face Libertad from Paraguay and Independiente Medellín from Colombia for a ticket to the round of XNUMX of the tournament. For the kids from Sanvicente, the time has come to grow up.