América de Cali faces Millonarios this Sunday at 5:30 in the afternoon for date 14 of the I-2022 League, at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium. The Scarlets after several weeks of difficult results and the departure of technical director Juan Carlos Osorio, hope to raise their heads to get back on track in the league.
Pompilio Páez will be on an interim basis only in this game against Millonarios.
For this commitment, the team can once again count on Joider Micolta, who paid the sanction date for the expulsion received against Patriotas, but Larry Angulo must pay the two pending dates, after the return of Joel Graterol from the Venezuelan National Team.
After this Saturday’s training focused on game simulation, it is also expected that players, who have been training with the team for several days after overcoming physical problems such as winger Elvis Mosquera and midfielder Carlos Sierra, may have a few minutes.
Before the match, the striker and captain, Adrián Ramos, spoke about how they should deal with this commitment: “we have a good feeling of wanting to win, to score three points that will give the team that confidence again, to return to victory and thus get closer to our objective, which is classification. We have to continue believing in ourselves, in our individual and collective work so that hopefully with each teammate we can have a good afternoon and add that to the collective to add a victory”.
He then added: “we know that there are things to improve, we work during the week to try to have a high level every time and be able to compete in the best way and hopefully this Sunday with my teammates we can play a great game and give the fans a joy. . They continue to believe in us, that they accompany us, they know that we need them and that we all carry this out”.
América de Cali have won two of their last three home games against Millonarios in the First Division (1 loss), after not having won any of their previous seven at home against them (3 draws and 4 losses).
América de Cali adds three consecutive losses in the Liga Dimayor I-2022. Since a four-game losing streak in March 2018, the Cali team has not fallen more times in a row in the top flight.
Millonarios has lost only one of its last nine away games in the First Division (5 wins and 3 draws), but it was the most recent of them, on March 23 against Independiente Medellín (1-0).
América de Cali is the second team in the Apertura 2022 with the highest average possession playing at home (59.5%), behind Millonarios (60.8%).
Millonarios has conceded only four goals in 13 games played in this Liga Dimayor I-2022 (9 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses). This is the lowest record of goals against for a team in the category at this stage of the tournament since at least 2002 (shared with Atlético Nacional in the 2017 Apertura, when they ended up being champions).
America: Joel Graterol (Diego Novoa); Eber Moreno, Brayan Medina, Jorge Segura, Yaliston Martínez; Luis Paz, Juan Camilo Portilla, Didier Pino, Esneyder Mena, Daniel Hernández; Adrian Ramos.
SD(e): Pompilio Paez.
Stadium: Pascal Warrior.
Hour: 5:30 pm
TELEVISION: Win Sports +.
Referee: John Hinestroza (Chocó).
WHERE: Jorge Guzman (North).
Juan Andres Arias Arias
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