After Deportes Antofagasta’s surprise last-date defeat against Catrios, this afternoon the Pumas move to the Los Lagos Region to face Deportes Puerto Montt, who are at the bottom of the standings this season.
For John Armijo’s team, today’s clash was vital to stay in the top spots and they showed it from the first minute, as their scorer, Luis Guerra of Venezuela, opened the scoring after 8 minutes following a 35-metre free-kick, which bounced. One defender, leaving the goalkeeper from Puerto Montt without a choice.
But CDA wanted to secure the three points and continued to dominate action, resulting in a free kick record, with Guerra scoring the second on 29′ to guide the Pumas to victory.
The pressure from the Albiceletes continued, and on 35 minutes Luis Guerra brought the ball home to score a hat-trick for Deportes Antofagasta, after he excellently defined following a good pass from Adrián Cuadra.
However, when the first half ended, Sergio Ramírez converted the rebound for Deportes Puerto Montt, after a series of rebounds and defensive lapses.
In the plug-in, the Pumas defended the advantage, forcing the locals to break away and when the game ended, a great play led by Rodrigo “Tuco” Contreras ended in an assist by Daniel Imperial. Made with a goal. 93rd minute. Without guard
Deportes Antofagasta’s next match is scheduled for Sunday May 28 against San Marcos de Arica at 5:30 PM at Estadio Zorros del Desierto in Calama.