Ahead of their clásico meeting this weekend, Huracán and San Lorenzo have experienced very different emotions in this year’s Copa Libertadores. On Tuesday evening, El Globo secured a point against Atlético Nacional in Medellín to secure a place in the last 16 behind their Colombian opponents while San Lorenzo drew their dead-rubber at home to Liga de Quito already in the knowledge that their quest for a repeat of their 2014 triumph was over.
Huracán were already close to qualification but their trip to Medellín was a daunting one given that Atlético Nacional had won every game, were yet to concede a goal in the tournament and cruising to the number one seeding for the last 16. The home side extended that admirable defensive record but for the first time were unable to secure three points. With the goalless draw Eduardo Domínguez’s side were through but given Peñarol defeated Sporting Cristal it made the result in Colombia meaningless. In a quirk of the draw, Huracán as the lowest seeded runners-up look likely to face Atlético Nacional again.
In Bajo Flores, San Lorenzo already knew their fate after last week’s defeat to Toluca but had the formality of hosting Liga de Quito, themselves already eliminated. José Cevallos put the visitors ahead just after half time but Ezequiel Ávila rifled in an equaliser ten minutes from time for the largely reserve San Lorenzo side. Los Cuervos end a pretty disastrous Libertadores campaign without a win but must now concentrate on their Primera title challenge.
Atlético Nacional 0 – 0 Huracán
San Lorenzo 1 – 1 Liga de Quito