América de Cali beat Jaguares 1-0 at the Pascual Guerrero stadium, Fernando Castro's team reached 23 points in the league, shares the advantage with Junior, who is the first to make the goal difference.
Although unbalanced in their lines, possession of the red ball did not translate into more goals against a feline box with three major losses even faced at risk. That of Fernando & # 39; Pecoso & # 39; Castro was neither a shadow of the collective equipment that appears in the upper part, without depth or good decisions to overcome with greater amplitude to one of the necks of the championship.
In the first half the scarlet box suffered too much the absence of players like Yesus Cabrera and his scorer, Fernando Aristeguieta, because the Luis Luis Cucuta, first engagement as a league initialist, did not provide the necessary in the armies and Cristian Álvarez he was a guest of stone, to the point that he saw only in the closing of the first fraction with a smooth stroke that contained the visitor archer. Jhon Quiñones Saya played better on the left side of the attack, although it was not enough to keep going before the break.
Without further discussion, Óscar Upegui proposed a series of sacrifices which, when his opponent allowed it, he was encouraged to arrive in at least three actions.
In the 8th minute there was a center of Julián Guevara on the left and the ball was in the hand of Juan Pablo Zuluaga in the small area. The penalty given by the referee gave John Ospina the same Guevara performed very badly, the body of Roque Cardozo, and the Paraguayan goalkeeper stopped the charge. On the 17th, Jorge Obregon passed Bejarano's right wing with danger, but the red goalkeeper managed to deflect the corner.
On the 25th minute, Segovia's header went over to a left corner, while Jaguares responded immediately with a shot from Delio Ojeda without an address.
At 31, the scarlet claimed an alleged foul on Misael Riascos, but the central judge was on top of the show and gave continuity to the action.
Julián Guevara was booked at the 35th minute for a foul and completed the fifth consecutive yellow, so he will be low in the away game against Bucaramanga, Saturday 30th March (5:00 pm). On the best occasion to lose the score, John Garcia faced Bejarano, but did not share the ball in the center of the area for a teammate.
For the beginning of the complement, America left with more desire and in two arrivals it was close to opening the account. But the joy in the place appeared at 9 minutes. Segovia took the ball in a Jaguars attack, Luis Sanchez took it from the center of the field, started with property and security, evaded four rivals and Cardozo's exit made him a ball for 1 -0. Golazo, repeating what he scored last Thursday in the Colombia Cup for the victory against Atlético F.C.
Luis Alejandro Paz replaced Sánchez – the player who unbalanced the game -, who presented a nuisance, trying to close the spaces to Jaguares in the middle of the field.
Almost immediately, goalkeeper Bejarano was injured, a contraction on the soleus with the possibility of a twin tear, when he tried to refuse under the pressure of a Jaguares striker, and had to give way to Arled Cadavid at 22 minutes. This holiday Monday German doctor Alberto Ochoa will perform an MRI to learn about the accident and deliver the disability.
In time of repositioning, Ibargüen could tie the engagement, but the ball hit John Garcia and the America was saved. Even Oliveira is approaching dangerously. Tremendous shock in agony.
America 1-0 Jaguars
America: Carlos Bejarano (6); Jonathan Pérez (6), Marlon Torres (6), Juan Pablo Segovia (6), Héctor Quiñones (6); Julián Guevara (5), Carlos José Sierra (6), Luis Sánchez (7), Cristian Álvarez (5); Misael Riascos (6) and Jhon Quiñones Saya (6).
changes: Luis Alejandro Paz (6) of Luis Sánchez (21 ST), Arled Cadavid (6) of Carlos Bejarano (22 ST), and Pedro Franco (SC) of Cristian Álvarez (45 + 5 ST).
D.T.: Fernando & # 39; Pecoso & # 39; Castro.
Jaguares: Roque Cardozo (6); Juan Pablo Zuluaga (5), Delio Ojeda (5), Fabián Mosquera (5), Fabio Castillo (54), Andrés Arboleda (5), John Mosquera (4), John Stiwart García (5), Juan Sebastián Ayala (5) , Pablo Rojas (5), Jorge Obregón (5).
changes: Lucas Rafhael Oliveira (5) of Jorge Obregón (20 ST), Edis Ibargüen (5) of John Mosquera (34 ST).
D.T.: Óscar Upegui
target: 1-0: Luis Sánchez (9 ST) for America.
Booked: Juan Pablo Segovia (26 PT), Julián Guevara (35 PT), Misael Riascos (43 PT) for America. Roque Cardozo (6 ST), Andrés Arboleda (23 ST), Fabián Mosquera (40 ST) for Jaguares.
expelled: it was not
figure: Luis Sánchez (7)
Stadium: Pascual Guerrero
support: 19,200 spectators (official data)
Box office: not provided
referee: John Ospina (7)
MARCO ANTONIO GARCÉS
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