MEET ZULIA, OUR RIVAL OF THE COPA SUDAMERICANA PHASE 2

Do you know Zulia?

This Wednesday in the city of Maracaibo will play the second phase of the Copa Libertadores Sudamericana 2019, the Chilean team Palestinian sports Club will face in a match to Zulia F. C but who is our rival?

Zulia Fútbol Club is a team that belongs to the state 23 of Venezuela, region that has the same name as the team. Maracaibo is the name of the state capital and the name of the stadium where the party is to be played is José Encarnación Romero (Pachencho), in honor of a Venezuelan athlete. The colors that identify the club (blue, black, yellow and white) are the same as the flag of the state of Zulia.

The club was formed on June 30th, 2005 playing in the second division B; In 2009 they would ascend to play in the first Division, being the fifth place in the national tournament. Today his coach Francisco Stifano has taken them to the eleventh position of his local tournament.

The historic doublet

In 2016 the oil painting would be awarded champion of the Venezuelan National Tournament of First Division and also would be the title of champion of the National Cup, which dispute the teams of first and second national, thus obtaining the first triumphs in the History of Zulia F.C.

The 2018 the tankers managed to win the Copa Venezuela 2018, in its 45 ° edition, where they beat the Aragua team. This triumph allowed the Negriazul painting to obtain a quota for the Copa Sudamericana 2019.

Zulia F. C has had only one participation in an international tournament that was in the Copa Libertadores of America of the 2017, where it did not manage to pass of the phase of groups; The 2019 Copa Sudamericana is your second chance to participate internationally.

Controversial

One of the biggest scandals in which the team has been involved in this year, was that in April two players from Zulia F. C David Barreto and Eduin Quero were expelled from the Negriazul table forever, after a controversial video circulating on social networks in which both Players appeared to be mistreating a cat.

This Wednesday 22nd of May, Zulia F. C will dispute the IDA of the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana 2019, in which it is of local in front of the Arab table; The return will be on Wednesday May 29, having both results will be known who will be ranked at the end of the eighth.