The first half did not have many important offensive actions but a score that allowed to unbalance the balance in favor of the visitor. About 7 minutes, Deportivo Pereira generated an approach with Henry Rojas, who tested the reflexes of Juan Camilo Chaverra.
At about 14 ‘, Harlen Castillo had to go out to punch after a long throw-in and after leaving the rebound, Álvaro Meléndez took advantage of the fact that the goal was alone and took a shot that ended up being rejected by defender Danny Cano. Pereira was saved. The one that could not be saved was Carlos Henao’s goal, about the twilight of the first half. Everything was born in a collection of free kick by Sherman Cárdenas that Carlos Ramírez deflected, but that Cristian Subero returned to put into the area and that after a new rebound that Ramírez left, the leopard defender sent it to save with a left-handed shoe.
In the complement and in the middle of the intense rain, the game developed. He was cut off by repetitive fouls. About 60 ‘there was a controversial action in which the VAR intervened. The referee Bismarks Santiago sanctioned a penalty in favor of Pereira, for a possible foul by Henao on José Adolfo Valencia, but after the review he decided to retract the decision.
Bucaramanga was left with ten men on the court after the expulsion of Bruno Telliz, over 70 minutes of play. In the final minutes, the matecañas were on top and the visitor had no choice but to defend themselves with their nails. Pereira bet him at the exit from the sides, trying to reach Chaverra premises with danger.
When Bucaramanga caressed the triumph, the local tie arrived. Rafael Navarro headed in after Carlos Ramírez’s free kick was charged. An annotation that drove Hernán Ramírez Villegas crazy. A result that leaves Deportivo Pereira with 28 points in fourth position and that did not allow the leopard to get among the eight. He was left with 22 points in ninth position.