Borja gives Junior the tie in the last minute against Cali

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In one of the most attractive matches of the day, Deportivo Cali and Junior de Barranquilla tied 1-1. The duel was played at the Palmaseca stadium and it was Miguel Ángel Borja who was in charge of ruining the local celebration with a goal at minute 93. Kevin Velasco opened the scoring, but it was not enough to take the three points.

The local team took the baton of the commitment in the first half in search of opening the scoring. Led by Teófilo Gutiérrez and Kevin Velasco, he found clarity in the last quarter and depth to hurt his rival.

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Juan Cruz Real’s team tried to stop the local game with fouls and physical display. Didier Moreno was the head of that idea by having Teo as a reference to try to control him. From there, Miguel Ángel Borja was the one who tried to unite the threads of the attack, delaying a few meters to team up with Edwuin Cetré and Cariaco González.

It wasn’t until the 41st minute that Cali had a clear scoring opportunity after Jorge Arias knocked down Velasco inside the box. The match judge did not hesitate to point out the white patch. Vuletich charged to the left post of Viera, but the goalkeeper guessed and avoided the fall of his bow.

Second half: Velasco gives hope, but Borja ties in the last

The complement became even more physical than the first part. The teams fought more than they played in search of unbalancing the score. Teo found no space to manage the pace of his teammates, while Cetré and Hinestroza took advantage of their speed to look for the bands.

The changes were decisive to change the course of the game. Just as the two Verdiblanco forwards who started the game left, Michael Ortega, one of those who entered, overflowed from the right to send a cross. Velasco received at the far post and defined a cross to put the first goal of the match at minute 64.

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Junior also tried the changes and gave entry to Yésus Cabrera, Omar Albornoz and Carmelo Valencia to have more offensive presence. It was through a stopped ball that Borja managed to anticipate Burdisso to deflect the trajectory of the ball and tie the score.

Deportivo Cali was in 19th place with 13 units and is practically eliminated. Their next match will be on Wednesday, April 13, against Corinthinas, as a visitor, for the Copa Libertadores.

The Junior of Barranquilla was in the fifth position of the BetPlay League with 23 units. On April 13 he will have his first home game in the Copa Sudamericana against Fluminense. The game will start at 7:30 pm

Changes

Carlos Lucumi (62′, Agustín Vuletich), miguel ortega (62′, Teofilo Gutierrez), Jesus Cabrera (69′, Didier Moreno), Joseph Caldera (69′, Christian Mafla), Aldair Gutierrez (69′, Kevin Velasco), Carmel Valencia (69′, Edwin Cetre), Omar Albornoz (81′, Fabian Viafara), Mina Duvan (81′, Jefferson Ramos), walter pacheco (94′, Luis Gonzalez)

goals

1-0, 63′: Kevin Velasco1-1, 92′: Miguel Borgia

cards

Referee: Wilmar Alexander Roldán Pérez
VAR Referee: Yadir Fernando Acuña, Luis Picon
Theophilus Gutierrez (5′, Yellow) Didier Moreno (10′, Yellow) Augustine Vuletich (51′, Yellow) miguel ortega (88′, Yellow) Miguel Borgia (93′, Yellow) John Franco (93′, Yellow) Jesus Cabrera (95′, Yellow)