The Patriotas were crowned champions of the promotion tournament and will return to the first division

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The Patriotas were crowned champions of the promotion tournament and will return to the first division

The Tunja team came out from the beginning in search of the goal that would allow them to settle the series once and for all in their favor, after the advantage achieved in the first leg. The visitors pressed and then came close to Jordan García’s goal.

The first approach for the visiting team was around 10 minutes, with a powerful right hand from the middle of Parra Gómez, which disappeared into the crossbar of García’s goal.

Forta opened the scoring

However, the first goal of the game came for the Bogota team in the 16th minute. Sebastián Navarro, after a long pass, controlled the ball with his chest, eluded defender Juan Hurtado and finished powerfully with his left foot, beating goalkeeper Sergio Román, despite managing the scratching the shot with his hands.

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The Boyacense team felt the goal against them and the Bogota team, encouraged by the advantage, continued to hold the ball and looked to do damage across the width of the field, looking for the goal that would allow them to tie the series.

Nicolás Rodríguez almost equalized the total score in the 40th minute, in a great individual action where he was on the edge of the area and got a powerful shot with his left foot, the ball barely goes past the left hand post. in Roman.

At 45 + 3, Sergio Román continued the advantage of the series for the Patriotas, who saved well a point-blank shot inside the area of ​​Jhonier Blanco, saving the Manizale goalkeeper from difficulties.

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Second half: The Patriots keep going

Patriotas started the second half again creating danger in the opposite field, the first dangerous play from Matheo Castaño with a shot that went over the crossbar of the goal defended by García.

At 58 minutes, in a one-on-one between goalkeeper Román and Santiago Cuero, a controversial action took place in the visiting area, after the goalkeeper, in his eagerness to recover the ball, ended up colliding with attacker. VAR and referee Luis Delgado allowed the game to continue.

Around 75 minutes, Sebastián Navarro tried a tight corner kick that was denied by goalkeeper Román with his right hand. A few minutes later, Navarro again launched a cross to the area without seeing a target.

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Patriotas returned to the first division after a year in B. This is the second promotion of the Boyacá team after a period of 10 years between 2012 and 2022. Fortaleza, champion of the second tournament and best team in the Reclassification, has already obtained the first this is a class ticket.

Atlético Huila and Unión Magdalena, in contrast, will replace the two teams of Cundinamarca in the second division in 2024.