National, Leader And With One Foot Among The Classified

The National players complied with coach Juan Carlos Osorio by beating Patriots 1-2 this Thursday at the Libertad de Tunja stadium, and assuming the leadership of the Eagle-2 League with 30 points, the same as Petroleum Alliance but better difference the Gol.

Before the game they expressed the desire that the coach traveled to England to fulfill some academic commitments leaving the team in the first place, honor that they had not been able to achieve this semester. Also, practically classified to the second phase.

It was a meeting in which although there was not much individual brightness, the collective and maturity of the Antioquia team paid off. In addition, he extended the undefeated as a visitor to 8 dates with 4 wins and 4 draws.


A deconcentration of the rear allowed the premises to go ahead in the first quarter of an hour with Martín Payares, but he managed to match with a penalty (hand) executed by Hernán Barco at 40 minutes. The Argentine made his fifth charge of the six collected with Nacional in 42 games of the League, Copa Colombia and Sudamericana (data from @oscaryamit).

That annotation did justice in the Boyacense property, in which, even, the visit could go to rest after the previous actions of Daniel Muñoz and Pablo Ceppelini. And it is that without exhib iting the intensity in the game of other days, it was superior.

Game auction

Yerson Candelo set the tone in the complementary, but his shots did not reach the destination he intended. Osorio's team insisted on the victory and although he had lacked depth and efficiency in the last shot, he got 2-1 with Ceppelini (75 ') after an error shared between goalkeeper Álvaro Villete, who had been a figure, and his teammates behind.

After directing last night, Osorio leaves command to assistant Pompilio Páez for the games against Rionegro (Sunday) and America. You will return to the duels with Envigado, at home, and Santa Fe, as a visitor.

Synthesis of the match


Technician: Nelson Gómez.
Players: Álvaro Villete; Israel Alba, Kherson Malagon, Martin Payares, César Hinestroza; David Pérez (Carlos Rivas, 69 ’), Kelvin Osorio (Brayan Fernández, 77’), Maicol Medina, Julián Millán (Exequiel Benavídez, 58 ’); Miguel Martínez, Jhon Arias.
Goals: Martín Payares (15 ’)
Expelled: none.
Figure: did not have.


Technician: Juan Carlos Osorio.
Players: José Fernando Cuadrado; Daniel Muñoz, Helibelton Palacios, Alexis Henríquez, Christian Mafla; Baldomero Perlaza (Neyder Moreno, 81 ’), Pablo Ceppelini, Cristian Blanco; Jarlan Barrera (Alberto Costa, 64 ’), Yerson Candelo and Hernán Barco (Patricio Cucchi, 73’).
Goals: Hernán Barco (40 ’, penalty) and Pablo Ceppelini (75’).
Expelled: none.
Figure: Cepelini

Stadium: Independence. / Referee: Keiner Jiménez (Cesar). / Assistants: Fredy Moyano (Asocafa) and Mario Tarache (Casanare) ./ Attendance: not supplied.