This is the record that Atlético Nacional and Deportes Tolima have in the finals

The BetPlay League is coming to an end and the two teams that will meet in the grand final to conquer the long-awaited mid-year star are already known. Sports Tolima and National Athletic, will star in a luxury clash to define the new champion of the Colombian Professional Soccer.

Date and time of the BetPlay League grand final

The DIMAJOR this Friday confirmed the dates on which the finals of the Colombian tournament will be played, which will begin in Medellin and will end in Ibagué. The first leg will be played next Wednesday at the stadium Athanasius Girardot At 8:00 pm.

The return had generated some controversy, since the ‘Pijaos’ sent him a request National Athletic Yet the DIMAJOR to run the match from Sunday to Saturday, because the team from Tolima will have to play a few days later against flamingo in the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.

Both ‘Verdolagas’ and the directors of the DIMAJOR They accepted the request, but the Municipality of Ibagué did not give permission, because that Saturday there will be fairs and festivals in the town and the Policeman It won’t be enough to cover so many events at once. So the return final was confirmed for Sunday June 26 at the stadium Manuel Murillo Toro at 7:00 p.m., as originally scheduled.


Atlético Nacional came first in Quadrangular B. Photo: Twitter Dimayor

History between Deportes Tolima and Atlético Nacional

The final will be a clash of colossi of the BetPlay League They have met more than 200 times. The record between both clubs is dominated by ‘Verdolaga’, which has achieved 101 victories over Tolimenses. The ‘Pijao’ won 72 times and to date there have been 66 draws in a total of 241 games.

It will be the second time in history that National and Tolima faces are seen in a final. The first time it happened in 2018, where El ‘Vinotinto y oro’ gave the surprise and kept the crown of the FPC. In the first leg, the team Ibague he lost at home, but in the second leg he managed a comeback in the Athanasius and lifted the title after winning from the penalty spot with Alberto Gamero as a technician.

Tolima will play its third consecutive final in the BetPlay League.  Photo: Twitter Dimayor

Tolima will play its third consecutive final in the BetPlay League. Photo: Twitter Dimayor

In short tournaments, Sports Tolima He has played a total of 8 finals, where he has been crowned champion in only three of them. While National, It is the team that accumulates the most finals with 14 and adds a total of 8 titles since two tournaments are played per year.

Sports Tolima arrives as the great favorite to win the title of the BetPlay League, after having a great semester and being one of the strongest teams in the championship. The team of Hernan Torres will play its third consecutive final in the FPC and the fifth in the last year and a half, adding the BetPlay Cup and the Super League.

In their most recent finals, the ‘Pijaos’ won against millionaires in the first half of 2021 and lost to Deportivo Calithe star of Christmas of the same year.

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