Friday, June 2, 2023

Alianza beats Nacional and qualifies for Home Run

Alianza Petrolera became the fifth qualifier for home runs in the BetPlay League. A 2–1 victory over Atlético Nacional, led by Hubert Bodhardt, who had already secured their place in the final, set up a final match against all at the Daniel Villa Zapata Stadium.

Taking advantage of an error in the departure of the Antioquia team, the locals quickly opened the scoring., Edwin Torres overflowed from the right and sent a cross which was received by Luis Miguel Angulo, who benefited from the fall of the defender who was marking him and the poor positioning of Harlan Castillo who managed to bring the ball down and after I finished with the lone goal. And score the first engagement goal.

The game was tied after the score. Alianza Petrolera continues to bet on flank centers to create a threat and even create a few more chancesWhile Atlético Nacional also tried to take the game into the opposite zone, it lacked the clarity of effectiveness needed to break defensive blocks or score.

However, with six minutes to go in the first half, an equalizing goal came for the Greens. Juan Pablo Torres took a mid-range shot that made it difficult for goalkeeper Pier Graziani, who saved the ball, giving up the rebound which was used Oscar Perea, who volleyed in Daniel Villa Zapata at the near post to equalize the game.

Rodriguez takes Alianza to final

There was much change in the second half when in the first minute Oscar Peria demanded Pier Graziani, who sent the ball over for a corner kick, however, as the minutes went by, the game remained equal and closer. Attacking options were minimal and neither team gave the other space.

On minute 72 and after a VAR review, the central referee ordered a penalty in favor of Alianza Petrolera after a foul on Edwin Torres by Cristian Blanco. Andres Steven Rodriguez asked for the ball and charged Harlan Castillo’s left post with great power and safety who guessed the direction of the ball and managed to touch the ball but could do nothing against the force of the shot.

With this result, Alianza Petrolera moved to fifth place in the standings with 30 points after 9 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, while Atlético Nacional is third with 34 units. The next day they will face Deportivo Pereira and Deportes Tolima respectively.


Cristian Blanco (45′, Sergio Mosquera), Brahien Palacios (60′, Juan Torres), Felix Charrupi (61′, John Solis), Jadar Asprilla (76′, Oscar Peria), Evil Murillo (76′, Juan Arias), Sebastian Acosta (77′, Edwin Torres), Santiago Orozco (82′, Jhair Castillo), Freddy Florez (82′, Ruben Manjarres), Mateo Rodas (89′, Luis Miguel Angulo), Pablo Bueno (89′, Steven Rodríguez)

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