“We did everything to stay alive”

The home runs semifinals of the BetPlay II League They are still in dispute and the participating teams seek to perform at the highest level on the field of play to achieve victory and thus be able to climb the position table of their respective group.

On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the match between the cali america and the sports grass for the fourth day of B Group. Both teams needed to win if they wanted to continue dreaming of qualifying for the final, so a very interesting commitment was expected.

The ‘scarlet’ team arrived at the meeting with high spirits, after having defeated the ‘volcanic’ on the previous date with a score of 2 to 1 and they wanted to repeat the feat as a visitor. On the other hand, the Nariño team had gone three games without winning, so they were going to try to cut the losing streak against the ‘red devils’.

América de Cali fell against Deportivo Pasto by the slightest difference. Photo: Twitter @AmericadeCali

The commitment was played at 6:30 in the afternoon in the Libertad Departmental Stadiumlocated in the city of Pasto, and the local team beat the ‘mechita’ by the slightest difference with a goal from Victor Arboleda. With this result, the Valle del Cauca team was removed of the semifinal home runs, having added three points in four games played.

After the match, the technical director of América de Cali, Alexandre Guimaraes, analyzed the performance of his coaches and talked about the elimination of the team. The Brazilian strategist lamented the defeat, but assured that “work so far leaves us a very important base for the next tournament. It also leaves us with the feeling of filling some places to make the team stronger.“.

The team did everything necessary to stay alive. It was a one play game. We had the options and we could not do them. Now the tournament must be closed as it should, to the max both in Medellín and Cali,” added the 63-year-old strategist.

The next match to be played by the cali america will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2022, when he faces the Deportivo Independiente Medellin at the Atanasio Girardot stadium. Currently, Águilas Doradas de Rionegro is the leader of Group B with 9 points, followed by the ‘powerful of the mountain’ with 7 units and Deportivo Pasto with 4, which will compete during the next two dates, to ensure their passage to the great BetPlay II League final.

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