Candelo’s genius contrasts with Domínguez’s bad nightthe goalkeeper, Tolima’s great Ecuadorian reinforcement for the season.
The individual virtues of Candelo and the personal faults of Domínguez unbalanced an intense pulse, of strength and speed, sometimes with vertigo and push between two teams that fought from power to power: very even, very balanced.
Tolima opened the account when in an isolated exit, at minute 22, he got a corner: Cataño took it short, at the near post Marulanda improvised a barely grazed heel and Plata, with his pelvis, pushed the 0-1.
Nacional’s defense was struck by the unusualness and speed of the play. Surprise is synonymous with sin in a final.
For the second half, Herrera, the coach of Nacional, wanted to give the team more control with the entry of Andrade and Jarlan for the brand midfielders, and Nacional made sure of the pass and slowed it down, but the game was already a duel of control distributed in the midfield. In the 61st minute, Plata was carried out on a stretcher due to a muscle injury.
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I received communication from José Guillermo Ferro, the former president of the Dimayor Disciplinary Commission (one of those who resigned) for my column last Monday, entitled ‘Presidential elections: great controversy in Dimayor’. Yes, I made the inaccuracy, due to carelessness, to use the term “commissions”, in the plural, to also refer to the Disciplinary Committee of the Championship, a body that, in addition, postponed the sanction imposed on Junior, according to its official resolution.