Monday, October 2, 2023

Santa Fe ends home series with loss to Alianza

Possession without clear ideas or definition. Santa Fe wasted time against a rival that knew how to hold on with a defensive approach to concede the only goal they had in the 80th minute to make it 0-1, which gave them the three points. At the next appointment, Bodhert’s team visits Nacional in Atanasio. With 19 points, the Bogota team is still at eight, but with significant room for improvement.

Possession without definition for Santa Fe

Santa Fe played without a 9. Jersson appeared in the penalty area as a reference, although he did not have a defined position. Lots of mobility from Marrugo and Sambueza to support forward. Valencia stayed on the left, always looking for an overflow. The ball went to the local team, who hardly suffered in defense against a retreating Alianza.

The first decision was made after 17 minutes. Center from the left, so Marrugo got to the goal first in the penalty area and called for Carlos Mosquera, who sent the ball to the corner. Santa Fe’s domino throw was dead in the 25th minute, despite an approach from the visitors that ended in a corner kick.

As the minutes passed, Alianza found some spaces to attack from the side and threaten Silva’s goal. Santa Fe had the ball but lost depth at the end of the first half, which ended 0-0.

The visit is marred by the lack of ideas in the premises

Alianza stuck to its 1-5-4-1 to prevent Santa Fe from having empty spaces in the opponent’s field. The inaccuracies in the premises caused the visitor to try to take advantage of it. Jersson had it in the 56th minute after a pass from Marrugo, but the shot went past the left post.

Bodhert moved the team with the introduction of Battle for Sambueza. Although there were many branded steering wheels, the trainer preferred position after position. Although Emerson positioned himself in the middle and Jersson moved to the wing.

Alianza tried to take advantage on the counterattacks, where they almost always had the numerical advantage, but Santa Fe managed to disarm them before they could get the better of Silva. In the second half, the game was evenly balanced based on possession and Santa Fe couldn’t find a way to do damage or create danger.

In the 80th minute, the goal came for Alianza with a powerful diagonal shot into the penalty area, which was impossible for Silva. On the scoreboard the guest was just ahead. The move was triggered by a ball that Manjarres lost in the middle, causing the foul.

In the end, as always, they looked for a draw with more will than football, but the lack of a reference in attack that would give the team personality is striking. Few ideas and less definition in a Santa Fe that gives away a lot at the back and doesn’t take advantage of what little it generates. At Atanasio he will have the opportunity to justify himself.


Leonardo Saldana (58′, Juan Patino), Emerson Batalla (61′, Fabian Sambueza), Jesus Muñoz (68′, Mayer Gil), Dairon Mosquera (75′, Mateo Garavito), Ruben Manjarres (76′, Jhojan Torres), Jose Ramirez (79′, Christian Marrugo), Ferlys Garcia (84′, Pablo Bueno), Efrain Navarro (84′, Edwin Torres)


0-1, 80′: Edwin Torres


Referee: Carlos Andres Betancur
VAR referees: Leonard Yasser Mosquera Gómez, María Victoria Daza Ortiz
Jose Aja (9′,Yellow) Juan Patino (19′, yellow) Jair Castillo (29′, yellow) Pablo Bueno (48′, yellow) Edwin Torres (59′, yellow) Enmerson battle (86′, yellow) Pedro Franco (90′,Yellow)


Classification PT PJ PG PE PP

3 21 12 6 3 3
4 20 11 5 5 1
5 19 12 5 4 3
6 18 12 5 3 4
7 17 12 4 5 3

Classification PT PJ PG PE PP

4 20 11 5 5 1
5 19 12 5 4 3
6 18 12 5 3 4
7 17 12 4 5 3
8th 15 11 4 3 4
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