The 19-year-old midfielder Anderson Contreras led this Wednesday with a goal and two assists the victory by 2-3 for Caracas at the Atanasio Girardot stadium against a crestfallen Deportivo Independiente Medellín (DIM) on the third day of the Group H of the Copa Libertadores.
The Venezuelan team won with goals from Contreras, the winger Eduardo Fereira and the Argentine striker Alexis Blanco while the creative Javier Reina and the striker Leonardo Castro scored for the Colombians.
Los Rojos del Ávila came out better than the local team and got the advantage very quickly at minute 6, in a collective play that began on the right side Robert Hernández, who touched the ball to Contreras so that he leaked it to a speedy Ferreira who beat goalkeeper Andrés Mosquera without major difficulties.
The reaction of Aldo Bobadilla's team was weak and he had many difficulties to break the solid defensive line of the Venezuelan team, despite the leadership of the creative Javier Reina who tried to settle, without much success, his team in opposite field.
In this context, Caracas maintained control and increased the lead at minute 24 when Contreras in a far free kick, nailed the ball into the upper left corner of Mosquera's goal to the surprise of Bobadilla and their clients.
The Paraguayan strategist from Medellín did not hold out until halftime and in the 34th minute he sent Paraguayan striker Carlos Monges and Argentine Israel Escalante to the field to replace the youngsters Mauricio Cortés and Andrés Rodríguez, who received little and they didn't have many opportunities to score.
The locals got closer to Beycker Velásquez's goal and at the end of the first stage they got a penalty, by hand in Rivero's area, which was charged Reina at minute 48 to close the gap between both teams .
In the complementary stage, the Powerful found the tie very quickly when goalkeeper Velásquez cleared, the ball bounced off Diego Osio and it was left to Castro, who hung up the goalkeeper to celebrate the tie at minute 46.
However, Caracas once again took the lead thanks to Contreras's punch, who in a free kick at 53 sent a precise cross that Blanco sent to the back of the net with a good header.
After both, the locals turned to the opposite field to seek a draw and tilted their game to the right side, where side Didier Delgado was incisive and even took a shot that Velásquez cleared with solvency.
In the end, Medellín failed to equalize and was on the verge of elimination after having lost its first three games, while Caracas is third with four units, the same as the Paraguayan Libertad, who is second and two less than the leader. Boca Juniors.