Luis Zubeldía, leading Liga de Quito, suffered their second consecutive defeat in the LigaPro after failing to score in their visit to Orense. The team has become secretive following these two consecutive defeats. In preparation for their next game against Universidad Católica in the LigaPro, the team trained behind closed doors on Tuesday.The U’s supporters appeared enthusiastic after their victory in extra time against Guayaquil City in the fifth round. This was a source of motivation as they prepared to face Barcelona, who were undefeated and had many fans in the stands.
However, that match marked the beginning of several tense days. Barcelona lost at the Rodrigo Paz stadium, and since then, criticisms have been growing day by day. The 26-year unbeaten streak was broken, where Barcelona couldn’t win, but that Saturday, April 15, 2023, the idol changed history. Last weekend, on matchday 7, Liga lost again, this time to Orense, in Machala. The defeat caused them to drop to sixth place, as they remained 10 points behind. They are currently trailing the leader, Independiente del Valle, by 6 points.
On Saturday, April 29th, Liga will visit Universidad Católica, who currently holds the 14th position with seven points. A defeat will deepen the crisis for both teams.If Liga loses, it will reduce their chances of winning the stage, which means they may not qualify for the season’s finals and the 2024 Copa Libertadores. It would also be a catastrophe for Católica if they lose, as they will be closer to the relegation zone.