Caracas kicked off their Copa Libertadores campaign with a hard fought 1-1 draw at the Estadio Jocay en Manta against Delfin.
The Venezuelan side’s dream of reaching the third stage of qualification for the main competition remains intact after securing a valuable away goal in the first leg.
Carlos Garcés put the hosts in front in the 19th minute from the penalty spot after defender Rosmel Villanueva pushed him inside the box.
However, Caracas drew level before the half-time break through a stunning long-range effort from former Columbus Crew midfielder Bernardo Anor.
Speaking with beIN SPORTS after the full-time whistle, Anor said he was happy to have scored but emphasized that his focus will now shift towards next week’s second leg: “There’s still plenty of work to be done for us on the second leg but I trust on this team and on all my teammates to achieve that and more.
“It’s definitely a great tie for us but this story continues and nothing is set in stone, we have to do the same work and more for the game back home next week,” he said.