ISAAC SILGUERO MATHEUS | CARACAS.- Caracas arrived at the Metropolitan Stadium of Mérida with a firm objective: to add three points that would return it to the winning path. So it was; The Reds of Ávila defeated Estudiantes de Mérida 2-1 in a game valid for the ninth date of the 2019 Clausura Tournament.
Aggressive. This is how the visiting team began the commitment and the results came early. At 8 'the first goal fell on Luis Colmenares' left boot after a pass from Saggiomo who took the ball after Celis smashed it into the post.
Hard and early blow for the eleventh Merida. Caracas continued incisive and at 22 'came the second. Jesús Arrieta managed to head between two a corner from Robert Hernández to score his fourth goal of the semester.
With the advantage, the reds gave the ball to Estudiantes, who tried on the wings but without reaching Baroja's goal due to the good visitor defense. A shot that was diverted to the corner and a soft one to the hands of the Caracas goalkeeper were the only local arrivals of the first half.
Martín Brignani moved his pieces and sent the experienced Jesús Gómez to the court in the complement and this gave him the change of game that Estudiantes needed from the sides. Not only that complicated Caracas but the expulsion of Robert Hernández for a double yellow at 51 '. The Andeans advanced lines, although at 61 'they were left with one less after Sainz saw another yellow.
At 80 'the pressure award came to the rival area. Luis Castillo beat Baroja from 12 steps to discount the advantage, but in the end it would not be enough.
In this way, Caracas reached 12 units, relegating the current champion of the Apertura Tournament to the last positions with five points.