In the final Match-day of Group G in the Copa Libertadores there are two teams that are fighting for a spot in the next stage. Argentinian side Indepediente will play host to their Venezuelan foes Lara on Thursday, with the two teams being candidates for the 2nd spot, but also in danger of finishing last.
Indepediente (2-2-1) have been really inconsistent in all competitions lately, and they have also been very unstable in the Copa Libertadores. After losing to Lara by 1-0 on the road in the premiere, they returned home to defeat Millonarios by the same score. After that they fell at home by 1-0 against Corinthians, but also defeated them on the road by 2-1. In their most recent match they played for a 1-1 draw on the road against Millonarios, and they are now sitting at the 2nd spot of Group G with 7 points, three behind Corinthians, one ahead of Lara and two ahead of Millonarios.
Lara (2-3-0) are your typical Venezuelan side, who are always really competitive at home but also below average on the road. So hfar, they have defeated Millonarios (1-2) and Independiente (0-1) at home but suffered a devastating 7-2 loss against Corinthians in their last match. They have been much worse on the road, where they have lost to Corinthians and Millonarios without even scoring, while conceding 6 in the process. Lara are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the group with 6 points, currently at the spot that leads to the Copa Sudamericana. They can also finish between 2nd and 4th depending on the other result.