MPSPORTIMAGES – At the end of Sunday in the I-2021 League, Atlético Nacional received the visit of América de Cali, in a game that ended with a two-goal draw, thanks to the celebrations of Jarlan Barrera at the premises, Diber Cambindo and Yesus Cabrera in the visitors, and an own goal from Cristian Arrieta.
Quickly, after three minutes, the locals warned with a Jarlan corner kick that crashed into the closest vertical of the corner. Then the visitors responded with a shot from Santiago Moreno that Aldair Quintana saved.
About the quarter of an hour, Validimir Hernández approached with a header in the area that went slightly off the goal, and six minutes later, the ‘purslane’ went ahead after the own goal scored by Cristian Arrieta.
However, the joy did not last long at home, as the ‘scarlets’ found the equalizer 11 minutes later. Arrieta, seeking to make up for his mistake, crossed the ball to the area, where Cambindo was waiting. The attacker jumped and headed the ball, leaving Quintana with no chances.
For the second half the rhythm was even from part to part, and only until the 62nd minute did America approach with a counterattack play that almost ended in a goal from Cambindo, who took a deflected shot after the departure of Quintana.
A minute later, Nacional responded and went ahead. Jarlan received the ball after a filtered pass, hooked two defenders and unleashed a right-footed shot to make it 2-1.
At 76 ‘, Jarlan himself scored 3-1 after a play in the area. However, the action was reviewed by the VAR after a hand from the steering wheel, so the goal was canceled.
Four minutes later, América tried to react with a mid-distance shot from Rafael Carrascal that managed to deflect goalkeeper Quintana.
In replacement time and in an unfortunate play for Nacional, Neyder Moreno saw the red card after 30 seconds of entering the playing field; and in the following action, the ‘scarlets’ got the tie on the scoreboard.
After a series of rebounds in the area and a deflection from the ‘green’ defense, Cabrera took a powerful left leg cross shot that inflated the net, marking the final 2-2.
With this result, Nacional reached 14 units, ranks second in the table and will visit Atlético Bucaramanga on the next date. Meanwhile, America has seven points, is in 11th place and will be local to Envigado.