Junior Barranquilla are the new leaders in the Colombian Copa Mustang
following a 1-3 win at Pereira, while Deportes Tolima suffered a 1-0
defeat at Envigado.
Most of the action at the match between Pereira and Junior took place in the second half. Teófilo Gutiérrez put the visitors ahead on 50 minutes and Ricard Ciciliano added a second 20 minutes later. Félix Noguera did something back in minute 81 but Roberto Carlos Cortes made it 1-3 five minutes later.
Junior played part of the second half with ten man as goalscorer Gutiérrez was sent off near the hour mark.
Deportivo Cali moved into second place thanks to a 2-1 win over Once Caldas. Pablo Batalla scored the opener just before the break and Jarol Herrera doubled the margin in the 73rd minute. Johan Fano scored a late goal for Caldas but it was too little, too late.
Tolima dropped to third place as the Ibagué outfit failed to collect any points at Envigado. Goalkeeper Bréiner Castillo was sent off after 35 minutes, due to protests following a yellow card and a penalty. Neider Morantes made no mistake from 11 meters, 1-0.
Bogota’s hope, La Equidad, cruised to a very convincing 3-0 win over defending champions América de Cali. Wilson Carpintero broke the deadlock in the 48th minute and Argentinian Diego Cochas beat the opposing goalkeeper from long range in the 55th. The third and final goal came from Carpintero on 70 minutes.
Deportes Quindío impressed in Medellín meanwhile, beating DIM 1-4 to move into sixth place. Dany Santoya scored twice for the visitors and Carlos Rodas and Wigberth Quiñones each netted once. Medellín’s only goal was scored by Luis Carlos Arias.
Atlético Nacional suffered yet another defeat, their eighth this season, losing 1-0 at Real Cartagena. The winning goal came from Edwards Jiménez in the 65th minute. Cartagena had Rafael Márquez expelled in the 36th minute and Nacional’s Aldo Ramírez followed in the 76th.