Crorepati debuted in 2023 and played its first pre-season friendly. Alberto Gamero led United States to a 2–2 draw with Germany’s Hertha Berlin at Osceola County Stadium in Florida. The first big test for the Embajadores in terms of the BetPlay League and the CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup, in which they will fight for a place in the group stage.
Bogotano moved quickly. Elvis Perlaza took a free kick from the left that hit the wall, however, he was fortunate that the ball ended up flying into the area. David McCallister Silva took advantage of the rebound, caught the ball in the air and beat goalkeeper Oliver Christensen with a volley.That was all I could do given the proximity of the shot.
The millionaires played much better than Hertha Berlin, who failed to deflect the goal guarded by Alvaro Monteiro, who only got one shot on goal during the entire first half. The defense of Albiazules, which debuted its third orange uniform on this occasion, responded every time it was required.
The attack, on the other hand, led by Alberto Gamero, had a few more plays, but a lack of definition prevented them from getting the second. Daniel Cayetano had a chance to convert the second after teaming up with the captain, who enabled him with a wall, But the shot of the Creation Flyer went astray.
second part with more intensity
The Millonarios retold the story and adapted it again with a nobler goal, starting the supplementary part. After a great game for Union on the right, Daniel Ruiz filtered a pass for an assist Luis Carlos Ruiz, who entered the area, raised his face and when he saw the rival goalkeeper go, he decided to leave the Dane lying on the floor. And thus score the second goal for the Ambassadors at Osceola County Stadium.
After the central referee ordered a penalty in Hertha Berlin’s favor for a foul by Juan Carlos Pereira, the Germans woke up and took advantage of a still ball to quickly seal the tie. Wilfred Kanga asked for the ball and charged at the left post of Álvaro Monteiro, who did not guess the direction and went in the opposite direction.
A minute later, the Ivorian had a chance to score again with a cross, but the keeper sent the ball into a corner. Gradually the intensity of the match increased and the match was played near both the fields.but without punctual plays
On minute 68, Hertha Berlin equalized with a fine score. Kevin-Prince Boateng received a ball in three quarters of the field and with little pressure from the midfield line, he sent a pass past the Millonarios defence. Lucas Tousart connected on an assist and shot first for Florida to equalize.
Millionaire will continue with its preseason in the United States. This Saturday, January 14, they will face River Plate in a new preparatory match at the DRV PNK Stadium From Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Argentina’s team, consisting of Miguel Angel Borja and Flabion Londoña, defeated Rayados de Monterrey in a friendly match.