Universidad de Chile will play host to Brazilian side Vasco da Gama on Tuesday, in a crucial match for Group E of the Copa Libertadores. The two teams are fighting for the third spot that leads to the Copa Sudamericana, and it is the hosts that have the upper hand as it is now. However, Vasco da Gama will need to win by more than one goal in order to steal that ticket.
Universidad de Chile (1-2-2) made a pretty solid start in this stage when they defeated Vasco da Gama by 1-0 on the road in the first match. They went on to hold both Racing Club and Cruzeiro to draws in their next two matches, but suffered two bad losses after that. Cruzeiro destroyed them by a massive 0-7 on the road, and Racing Club also defeated them by 0-1 on the road. Universidad de Chile are now sitting at the 3rd spot of the group with 5 points, having scored 2 goals, against 9 conceded.
Vasco da Gama (0-3-2) have very few chances to grab the 3rd spot that leads to the Copa Sudamericana, but they will do their best. They lost at home in the premiere against Universidad de Chile by 1-0, but held fellow Brazilians Cruzeiro to a goal-less draw on the road. After that they fell by 0-4 on the road against Racing Club, before holding them to a 1-1 draw at home. In their last match they were destroyed by 4-0 at home against Cruzeiro, and they are now sitting at the bottom of the group with 2 points.