Green Leader In Danger After 1-1 Draw With Envigado

After Atlético Nacional turned out to be a stabbing team in attack, betting on the possession of the ball, surpassing the Envigado in all statistics, and with the score in its favor, an imprudence of Daniel Muñoz, who committed a penalty in the time of addition allowed the orange to take a 1-1 draw of the Athanasius Girardot.

Alberto "Tino" Costa advanced to the green at minute 20 after an excellent sequence of passes, which the steering wheel culminated with an impossible shot for the goalkeeper envigadeño. It was a fair goal because from the beginning of the National commitment he had the initiative and forced his rival to defend himself, a situation that lasted for the rest of the first half.

However, in two quiet balls the orange team had chances to tie, but goalkeeper José Fernando Cuadrado avoided it.


In the second part, the game turned back and forth, because the visitor had no choice but to seek, at least the draw, especially because of his situation in the relegation table. While those directed by Juan Carlos Osorio maintained an offensive attitude, but did not expand the scoreboard thanks to the saves of goalkeeper Santiago Londoño and the bad aim.

When a new green victory was believed, Muñoz knocked down Cristian Arrieta in the area, a clear penalty that turned Alexis Zapata into the final 1-1. The record between the two was with 27 wins for National, 10 for Envigado and 11 draws.

In the current League, Purslane has been hit at Atanasio, where he won only two of his last six games. Two draws and two losses were the other results at home.

With this tie his leadership was at risk, since a triumph this Friday of America against Cúcuta, would give the tip to the "red devils."


National 1

Technician: Juan Carlos Osorio

Players: José Cuadrado; Daniel Muñoz, Daniel Bocanegra, Alexis Henríquez, Christian Mafla (Helibelton Palacio, 45 ’); Baldomero Perlaza (Brayan Rovira, 45 ’), Pablo Cepellini, Alberto Costa (Jarlan Barrera, 68’); Cristian Blanco, Yerson Candelo and Hernán Barco.

Goal: Alberto Costa (20 ’).

Figure: Alberto Costa

Expelled: did not have.

Envigado 0

Technician: José Arastey

Players: Santiago Londoño; Cristian Arrieta, Francisco Báez, Santiago Noreña, Santiago Ruiz (Luis Tipton, 36 ’); Jairo Palomino, George Saunders, Bruno Moreira (Michael Nike Gómez, 56 ’), Yeison Guzmán, Alexis Zapata; Arley Rodríguez (Yamilson Rivera, 71 ’).

Goal: Alexis Zapata (90 ’+ 2’ penalty).

Figure: Santiago Londoño.

Expelled: did not have.

Stadium: Athanasius Girardot. / Referee: Gustavo Murillo (Chocó). / Assistants: Elkin Echavarría (Antioquia) and John F. Gómez (Antioquia). / Attendance: 14,766 spectators.