Junior will face Deportes Tolima in the quarterfinals of the BetPlay League I-2020. The draw paired Tiburon with the posh team, which finished second in the ‘All Against All’ phase with 37 points, three behind the leader, Santa Fe.
Both teams are part of Key B. The winner of the series will be measured in the semifinals to the winner of Key C, which is made up of Atlético Nacional – América.
The other pairings that the raffle carried out on Monday night in Bogotá threw were: Santa Fe vs. Pasto (Key A) and Deportivo Cali vs. Equity (Key D).
Tolima and Junior met this year once in the ‘All against all’ phase. The game took place on February 22, 2020, when football had not yet stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was a 0-0 draw, at the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium in Ibagué.
The balance of the last 10 confrontations between Sharks and Pijaos is four red-and-white wins, four draws and two victories for Vinotinto and Oro.
In decisive phases, Junior has been favored in recent clashes. The rojiblancos eliminated Tolima – who finished second – from the last two semifinal homers (both in 2019) and also beat him in the 2019 Super League dispute, when they won 3-0 on penalties, after having equaled 2-2 in the statutory 180 minutes.
The first leg of the quarterfinals will take place at the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium (this weekend on a date to be defined), while the second leg will be played at Manuel Murillo Toro de Ibague.
Key A: Santa Fe vs. Meal
Key B: Tolima vs. Junior
Key C: National vs. America
Key D: Cali vs. Equity
The winner of Key A is measured in the semifinals to the winner of Key D; while the winner of Key B will clash in the semifinals with the winner of Key C.