The Atletico Garcilaso vs Independiente Santa Fe Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (9:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Inca Garcilaso in Peru. Atletico Garcilaso (PER) and Santa Fe (COL) will play their first game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 6 which also includes Cerro Porteño (PAR) and Deportes Tolima (COL); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
Real Garcilaso was founded in 2009, but this is a team that has taken great steps to be where it is now. Just a year after being promoted to Peru’s first division, they had a great campaign in 2012 which took them to the finals. Although they lost to Sporting Cristal, this allowed them to qualify directly into the Copa Libertadores 2013. Garcilaso has a great advantage in this tournament because they play in the high altitude city of Cuzco. This beautiful touristic and historic city is at over 11,000 feet above sea level, which will make things difficult for the visitors.
Independiente Santa Fe will begin their Libertadores journey on Wednesday when they visit the old Incan capital. Santa Fe’s last appearance in this tournament was in 2006 when they reached the round of 16. This is a top team in the Colombian league, and by being in one of the weakest groups of the Libertadores, the team from Bogota has a high possibility of qualifying into the final-16.
Atletico Garcilaso vs Independiente Santa Fe Prediction
Atletico Garcilaso is one of the newest members into the Libertadores. They are an inexperienced team and this could cost them. Santa Fe is one of the top teams in Colombia, however they will have a difficult time playing in Cuzco’s high altitude. The Atletico Garcilaso vs Independiente Santa Fe 2013 match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Atletico Garcilaso vs Independiente Santa Fe Television
The Atletico Garcilaso vs Independiente Santa Fe game will be televised DELAYED this Thursday, February 14, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 2:00 AM Eastern. Original game is on Wednesday at 9:00 PM Eastern.