America Beats Tolima 1-0 And Revives Option To Advance

BOGOTÁ (AP) – América de Cali won 1-0 at Deportes Tolima on Thursday and revived the option of advancing to the semifinal phase of the Colombian league’s Clausura tournament.

Forward Gustavo Torres entered at 67 minutes and at 68 he scored the goal that took the red club to the tenth box with 22 points, two less than Deportivo Cali, temporarily placed in the next stage as eighth.

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Just on Sunday, a 2-0 loss to visiting Atlético Nacional created disorders at the Pascual Guerrero stadium in Cali. The club conditioned the permanence of coach Juan Carlos Osorio to the passage to the semifinal home runs.

At 22 minutes, America midfielder Luis Alejandro Paz was hit in the face by his teammate Carlos Sierra when they both tried to reject the ball. Paz was taken to a clinic and it was announced that he suffered a right eye injury.

For his part, Venezuelan striker Anthony Blondell scored and Deportivo Pasto beat Atlético Huila, one of those condemned to relegation, 1-0.

Other results: Santa Fe 3, Jaguares 1; Atlético Junior 1, Deportes Quindío 1; Envigado 2, Millionaires 1; Alianza Petrolera 3, Independiente Medellín 0; Deportivo Pereira 1, Atlético Bucaramanga 1; La Equidad 2, Rionegro 2; Deportivo Cali 2, Patriotas 0 and Atlético Nacional 2, Once Caldas 0.

Positions: Atlético Nacional 39 points, Millonarios 32; Sports Tolima and Deportivo Pereira 28; Envigado 26; Alianza Petrolera y Atlético Junior 25; Sports Cali 24; Santa Fe 23; América de Cali, Jaguares and Atlético Bucaramanga 22; Quindío 21 Sports; Independent Medellín 20; Rionegro 17; Equity 16; Deportivo Pasto 15; Once Caldas 12; Patriotas 11 and Atlético Huila 7.

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