Atlético Nacional is champion of the opening tournament of the Colombian League 2022

In the first match, in the city of Medellin, National Athletic he went ahead with a result in favor of 3-1. In the second and final game, the hosts came out with everything and appropriated the ball from the start thanks to the good work of Jeison Lucumí and Daniel Cataño. The first two options came with mid-distance shots from full-back Jonathan Marulanda and Chilean Rodrigo Ureña, the latter saved by goalkeeper Kevin Mier.

In that context, the Sports Tolima He opened the scoring in a great collective play between Lucumí and winger Junior Hernández, who sent a cross that deflected into Olivera and went deep into the Verdolaga goal.

Encouraged by the crowd that filled the stands of the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium, the Pijaos continued to attack a rival disconnected from the game and who only reacted on account of their individualities.

That is exactly how those led by Hernán Darío Herrera had the first in a counterattack in which midfielder Jhon Duque leaked a shot for Jefferson Duque, who took a right hand that crashed into the horizontal, fortunately for goalkeeper William Cuesta.

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However, the 2-0 reached the 35th in a great play by the right winger Luis Miranda who sent a center for Caicedo that anticipated the Argentine Olivera and celebrated to rage the goal with which the series was equalized.

In the complementary stage, he tried to attack from the start but the game got even more tangled when the referee, after reviewing the VAR, awarded a penalty for Olivera’s foul on Miranda.

The person in charge of collecting was Cataño, who took a right hand that Mier saved and then, on the rebound, ended up hitting the visiting goalkeeper with an iron shot, which is why he was sent off and the game changed drastically.

The Verdolagas took a second wind and began to attack under the leadership of veteran Gio Moreno, who came in to organize the attack for Herrera’s team.

In that impulse, National Athletic had the clearest in a play in which Dorlan Pabón sent the ball into the back of the net at 69, but the referee annulled it for an offside in the previous play.

When it seemed that everything was going to be defined by penalties, the creative Yeison Guzmán sent a center in a corner kick that Olivera headed to enable Barrerawho despite being one of the shortest on his team, prevailed over Tolima’s central defenders to vent a cry that lasted for four years for purslane fans.

Tolima is still unable to win a star in its own stadiumin the second consecutive final that ends at the Manuel Murillo Toro in Ibagué with a subdued ‘vinotinto’ crowd.

Atlético Nacional gets its star number 17 and extends its advantage to Millionaires and America, both with 15 stars.

– Datasheet:

Sports Tolima: William Slope; Jonathan Marulanda (m.90+2, Sergio Mosquera), Julian Quiñones, Jose Moya, Junior Hernandez; Brian Rovira, Rodrigo Urena (m.90+2 Michael Rangel), Jeison Lucumi, Daniel Cataño, Andres Ibarguen (m.17, Luis Miranda), and Juan Fernando Caicedo (m.71, Gustavo Ramirez).

Coach: Hernan Torres.

National Athletic: Kevin Wednesday; Yerson Candelo, Emmanuel Oliver, John David Cabal, Danovis Banger; Jhon Duque (m.46, Alexander Mejia), Sebastian Gomez (m.81, Jarlan Barrera), Dorlan Pabon (m.90+2, Felipe Aguilar), Andres Andrade (m.46, Yeison Guzman), Daniel Mantilla (m.90+2, Yeison Guzman). .63, Giovanni Moreno), and Jefferson Duke.

Trainer: Hernán Darío Herrera.