Atlético Nacional defeated Patriotas 1-0 for date 14 in the BetPlay II-2022 League. The Purslane team was not so forceful and in numerical inferiority they were able to overcome the Boyaca team thanks to a penalty kick charged by Jefferson Duque, who reached the ninth goal in the current championship. The greens finished with 10 players due to the expulsion of Danovis Banguero. With this result, the team was in fifth place in the table with 22 points and 6 goals difference.
The first 20 minutes of play did not have much action. Both teams concentrated the game in the center of the field. It was until the 22nd, when mid-distance Dorlan Pabón tested the reflexes of goalkeeper Geovanni Banguera. Two minutes later, Nelson Palacio shot from mid-range, but the visiting goalkeeper finished it off without any problems.
At minute 29, Jefferson Duque shot on goal, but Banguera controlled the ball. Nacional dominated with the ball and advanced lines, although it was difficult for them to reach the last third of the field. At 34, Emmanuel Olivera was booked for a foul in attack, the Argentine player added his fourth yellow card so far in the tournament.
At minute 44, a hand inside the Patriotas area after a center by Dorlan Pabón, which referee Andrés Rojas did not hesitate to sanction. A minute later, Jefferson Duque changed the foul for a goal, the striker from Antioquia opened the scoring, being the ninth in the league and the 103rd in 234 games with the purslane team. Once the penalty was charged, the referee ended the first period.
In the complementary stage, the same players remained on the court. At minute 9, Dorlan Pabón took advantage of a center from the right side and his shot sent the ball to the vertical right. Nacional was cheering on the visiting goal, at minute 13, Andrés Andrade with a shot that was encompassed almost surprised the goalkeeper.
At minute 19, Jorge Posada and Darwin López entered the Patriotas, instead of Federico Arbeláez and Iván Rivas. The lancers had scored a goal in the 22nd minute through Darwin López, but the play was annulled for offside.
Two minutes later, a foul by Danovis Banguero led to a warning for the player from Metense. However, the referee was called by the VAR and then changed the decision, expelling the player, leaving Nacional with 10 players.
Coach Pedro Sarmiento decided to bring in Álvaro Angulo instead of Andrés Andrade. About the 28th minute, Nacional made another change, entering Daniel Mantilla instead of Dorlan Pabón.
Patriotas continued to attack, while in Nacional they tried to defend the result despite numerical inferiority. At minute 30, Daniel Mantilla shot across the left wing, passing the ball very close to the rival goal.
At 31, Patriotas made another variation, Carlos Mosquera entered instead of José Ramírez. Around the 36th minute, Nelson Palacio knocked down Luis Pérez inside the area, the referee Andrés Rojas did not hesitate to sanction the foul. A minute later, Darwin López charged and saved Kevin Mier in two times, unleashing joy to the 21,060 spectators who attended the Atanasio on Monday night.
Around minute 42, Jarlan Barrera and Alexander Mejía entered the National team instead of Dorlan Pabón and Yerson Candelo. In Patriotas the brother of Andrés Andrade entered, José by Luis Pérez. At minute 44 Sebastián Gómez was reprimanded in Nacional, reaching the fifth yellow card. He will miss the next game against Santa Fe.
In the end, the Antioquian team reached its third consecutive victory, where it kept zero in its goal and got back into the eight. Exactly in fifth place with 22 points and 6 in the difference. Patriots remains committed to the average and for now, it would be descending.
On the next date, Atlético Nacional visits Santa Fe in Bogotá pending match date 13, then visits América in Cali. While Patriotas receives Unión Magdalena in Tunja.
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
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