Deportivo Independiente Medellín receives this Saturday, from 2 in the afternoon, Envigado Fútbol Club, for date 14 in the I-2022 League. After adding in the last three games, the powerful one is going for another three points that will leave him closer to the classification. At the forefront is the ‘pool of heroes’ who are having a good time and will seek to make the Reds’ afternoon bitter.
Medellín, to continue the winning path in the Atanasio
There will be two fundamental modifications in the scheme of Independiente Medellín for the match against Envigado Fútbol Club. Andrés Mosquera Marmolejo paid the two sanction dates and would reappear in the powerful porch. While Juan David Mosquera was suspended for two dates, after being expelled in the previous match against Deportivo Pereira.
“Envigado is a strong team, a dynamic team, with very hungry youngsters where they have very marked movements where we have to be very attentive, identify the spaces to attack them. They have very interesting players, Envigado is a quarry with men who are going to be talked about later on, we must be very experienced, focused and with the desire to impose our style of play”, stated Andrés Cadavid.
In addition, the captain referred to the good performance that the team accumulates at home, where it has not lost for more than two years. “The most important thing is that we work for the same goal, looking for happiness for this institution. We do things well, we fill the fans with joy and love, everyone in the institution is very focused, there is a lot of unity. We are glad that the fans, the families, the children are with us, that motivates us to keep going”.
Finally, the player from Antioquia commented on the importance of the team to make a difference from the first minutes. “We must bring out the hierarchy in each game, the group understands that we can do things well and bring happiness to our families. From each position, there are complementary jobs that strengthen the team”.
For his part, Juan Guillermo Arboleda explained that “we had a long week of work, there is great wear and that is why it is good to rest, strengthen ourselves and try to make a difference in each game. This time I have to replace Juan David Mosquera, we are all preparing, there is good competition and I really want to contribute to the team”.
Personally, the player pointed out that “the work with the coaching staff has been very good, I can help in several positions, that’s what we train for, to take advantage of opportunities and do things well.”
Finally, Arboleda gave his opinion on Envigado, the next rival in the championship. “It is a team with great players, very fast, young. We must impose ourselves, be focused, be efficient and be able to take the victory that allows us to get closer to the classification, we are in a part of the tournament where the table can be broken, we really want to do things well and that the fans leave happy ” .
Envigado arrives at Atanasio without pressure and with the illusion of giving the ‘hit’
Those led by Alberto Suárez are on the rise in sport and against Medellín they will seek to give that ‘thump’ that positions them better in the table. The Valle del Cauca coach praised his rival and hopes that his team manages to see the powerful one badly. “Medellín is not a coincidence, it is a product of work. It makes us think that it is an important candidate for the championship. Medellín is a team
I laughed. Teacher Julio (Comesaña) has managed to amalgamate a very important team in each of the areas,” he declared.
For his part, Iván Rojas trusts that Envigado will do a good job facing the DIM. “It’s a nice game, Medellín is strong at home, but we must apply our idea of the game and look for the three points that are essential for us. They have very important players, we must be attentive and not give them space”.
In addition, “we have to be well positioned when we play as visitors, keep a clean sheet and if we achieve that, we can get the victory. As a brand midfielder, having the ball is a relief for the team, especially the attacking players, that will help us a lot, we want to create the plays to be effective. We have to continue creating these societies and get the good football we have. We are a team that has a good footing and can generate many chances”.
Data between Independiente Medellín and Envigado Fútbol Club
For the Colombian League, Independiente Medellín and Envigado Fútbol Club have faced each other 78 times, with 29 wins for the mighty against 22 for the oranges, 27 of these matches ended in draws. In terms of goals scored, 106 were for the Reds and 78 from the ‘heroes’ pool’.
Independiente Medellín and Envigado drew in their two most recent matches in the First Division (1-1 and 0-0 in 2021), and could link three draws for the first time since a streak of six between 2003 and 2006.
Independiente Medellín have won their last six home games in the First Division, their best streak since April-June 2016 (six too). It does not link more victories at home in the category since the 10 achieved between September 2006 and February 2007.
Envigado has six games without losing in the I-2022 League (three wins, three draws) and could go seven without a loss in the same top-flight tournament since Apertura 2015 (seven games with four wins and three draws).
Luciano Pons, from Independiente Medellín, is the player who has scored the most goals at home in this I-2022 League (six, none of them from penalties).
Envigado has scored five goals between the 31st and 45th minutes of the game in this I-2022 League, the highest record in the tournament along with La Equidad and Independiente Medellín.
Independent Medellín: Andrés Mosquera Marmolejo; Juan Guillermo Arboleda, Víctor Moreno, Andrés Cadavid, Germán Gutiérrez; David Loaiza, Adrián Arregui, Jean Pineda, José Hernández Chávez; Luciano Pons.
DT: Julio Comesana.
Envigado FC: Santiago Londono; Daniel Londoño, Francisco Báez, Santiago Noreña, Yilmar Celedón; Diego Moreno, Iván Rojas, Yaser Asprilla, Andrés Montero, Wilder Guisao; Jesus Hernandez.
DT: Alberto Suarez.
Stadium: Atanasio Girardot
Referee: Carlos Betancur (Valle)
VAR: John Perdomo (Huila)
TV: Sports WIN +
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
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