Pereira vs Millonarios: The great Matecaña kept the 3 points

The fourth date of the semifinal home runs, from group A, takes us to the Hernán Ramírez Villegas stadium, as far as it went Millionaires, directed by Alberto Gamero, who seeks to maintain the winning path and thus head to the Grand Final of the tournament. Deportivo Pereira, for his part, was looking for a victory that would allow him to keep dreaming of the aforementioned final.

Although the meeting began with matecaña dominancethis did not last beyond minute 5, in which Andrés Gómez connected a ball that Jader Valencia captured, to mark the first of the match. Just like in Bogotá, a dressing room goal allows Millonarios to manage and settle into a game that could otherwise be much more than complicated.

About 20 minutes a dangerous foul committed by Andrés Llinas, gave the local team a free kick taken by Carlos Ramírez that was saved by the visiting goalkeeper, maintaining the advantage for Gamero’s men. On the second play, Leonardo Castro could not defineso it all ended in a goal kick taken by Álvaro Montero.



The eleven by Alejandro Restrepo. Photo: Facebook Deportivo Pereira

Around minute 36, a error in the exit of Millionairesleaves the visiting team in a bad position, leaving the ball in the possession of Leonardo Castro who sought speed on the left, defining against Montero, with the luck that the ball hit the leg of Israel Alba, entering his own goal, for the matecana draw.

The last minutes of the first half they were for the localswho tried to break equality, with a somewhat passive in defense. At the close of the first half, a inattention in visiting defense he allowed a deep pass from Leider Berrío that left Brayan León hand in hand with Álvaro Montero, who came out from 5 with 50 to avoid the goal, something that, in the end, he did not achieve. The first period closed, then, with the partial victory of the great matecaña.


The eleven by Alberto Gamero. Photo: Facebook Millionaires

The eleven by Alberto Gamero. Photo: Facebook Millionaires

The second time was almost entirely, for those of Gamero who tried from all sides, but did not have the effectiveness to achieve the tie. Those led by Alejandro Restrepo withstood the visiting onslaught, with a line of 5 defenders and 3 brand midfielders, with an excellent presentation by goalkeeper Harlen Castillo.

The closing of the match was characterized by a Millionaires who tried, more willingly than intelligently and a Pereira who waited, seeking to take advantage of any rival’s mistake. Finally, after 6 minutes of addition, the center finished the match, with a victory for the locals, who are now waiting for the visit of Santa Fe, which they will face next Sunday, November 27. For his part, Millonarios will receive Junior, already eliminated, hoping to achieve the 3 points.

Pereira vs Millonarios: The great Matecaña kept the 3 points