Deportes Tolima faces Atlético Nacional this Sunday in the second leg of the final of the Liga BetPlay Dimayor I-2022. To be champion of Colombia, he must reverse the result of the first game, in which he lost 3-1 in Medellín; For this reason, he is excited about a memorable match in Ibagué, to tie the series or try to pass by on the global scoreboard.
The great highlight of the first final was the goalkeeper Alexander Domínguez, one of Tolima’s brand new signings this semester, as he is the starter of the Ecuadorian team that qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
However, coach Hernán Torres came out to support him from the start, and even took him to the press conference prior to the final final.
“I am fortunate to get up in the face of adversity; If today you slip, tomorrow you have to improve. The group supports me in every way, I am 35 years old, this is football: today you are not having a good night and tomorrow you are a figure. You have to have a lot of responsibility and seriousness. I’m not going to get down, I’m firm”, Domínguez told the press, giving a message of confidence and making it seem that he was going to start the second leg.
However, this Sunday Tolima, with Hernán Torres, surprised in his formation, with the presence of William Cuesta in goal and leaving the Ecuadorian Domínguez in the substitution.
What happened between Domínguez and his coach?
The conversations between the goalkeeper and the coach were clear. Torres has let him know that his presence in Tolima has been very important, but the purpose of having the Ecuadorian international has been so that he has a leading role in the Copa Libertadores.
Not in vain, Tolima qualified for the round of 16 for the first time in a group in which they obtained historic results against Brazilian teams, with Domínguez as one of the figures.
Thus, having to face Flamengo in the first leg of the round of 16 next week, the coach met with both goalkeepers and decided that Cuesta would start in the Colombian soccer final, since Alexander Domínguez will be a permanent fixture in the continental tournament.