In the most noteworthy Copa Libertadores match this week, Atletico Nacional will host Botafogo this Thursday, April 13, 2017 (5:45 PM Pacific) at the Atanasio Girardot. This game is a part of Group 1 which also includes Barcelona de Guayaquil and Estudiantes de La Plata.
In their first and only game during this Libertadores one month ago, Atletico Nacional lost 1-2 against Barcelona in their visit to Ecuador. The team coached by Reinaldo Rueda understands that their group may be the most difficult in the competition, therefore they need to start earning points when they host Botafogo. The ‘verdolagas’ are in good form in their domestic league where they sit in 1st place in undefeated form after 9 wins and 2 ties.
In their first Libertadores match also a month ago against Estudiantes, Botafogo earned a valuable home 2-1 win. The team coached by Jair Ventura wants to extend this form, however it will be difficult to defeat a home side which was undefeated at the Atanasio Girardot all last year in their Libertadores title run. In this match the ‘fogao’ will not be able to use their players Airton, Marcelo, and Montillo who all are out with injuries.
The Atletico Nacional vs Botafogo match will be broadcast this Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:45 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Not televised in U.S.