Independiente Santa Fe suffered their first defeat in the current Liga Postobon season, but remain on top ahead of Cucuta Deportivo and Deportes Tolima.
The action started on Saturday with the match between Atletico Huila and then second-placed Deportes Tolima.
Tolima started well in Neiva as Diego Chara put the guests ahead on 25 minutes, but Ayron Del Valle levelled in the 40th minute and Carlos Villagra completed the turn-around four minutes later. In the 72nd, Rafael Castillo added another for 3-1.
America de Cali and Deportivo Pereira held each other to a 1-1 draw with Gabriel Fernandez putting America in the lead just before the break but Cesar Rivas netted the equalizer in added time.
Atletico Nacional earned a 2-3 victory at Once Caldas to climb to the top eight. Ezequiel Maggiolo scored twice for the visitors, and the remaining goal came from Segundo Ibarbo. Fernando Uribe and Dayro Moreno scored for the home team.
In the final match of the day, Independiente Medellin and Real Cartagena drew 1-1 with Edilio Cardoso scoring the opener for the visitors in the 22nd minute and Luis Mosquera equalizing 15 minutes later.
On Sunday, Santa Fe hoped to add another win to their account but instead suffered a 0-1 defeat by La Equidad. The only goal came from Ariel Carreño in the very first minute.
Cucuta Deportivo took advantage of Tolima’s slip-up to jump back into second place with a 2-1 win over Deportivo Cali. Wilson Carpintero’s 21st-minute goal was canceled out by Cali’s Andres Perez in the 56th, but Roberto Polo had the final say, 2-1 in the 69th minute.
Junior failed to close on the top eight as the reigning champions lost 0-2 at Deportes Quindio. Both goals, of which one from the penalty spot, came in the second half and were scored by Carlos Rodas.
In the day’s remaining match, Cortulua beat Envigado 2-1 and left their opponents with no points after seven games.
Currently on course for a spot in the next round are: Santa Fe, Cucuta, Tolima, Huila, La Equidad, Quindio, Cartagena and Nacional.