On matchday 18 of Colombian football, Atlético Bucarmanga received Jaguares at the Alfonso López stadium with the firm intention of adding a victory that would bring him closer to the top eight of the tournament.
The game started in the best way for Jaguares. The minute of play had not been completed when Wilder Guisao finished a well-managed counter with a dry shot that the local goalkeeper could not stop.
Bucaramanga was not scared by the goal against and quickly managed to match the actions. Jhon Pérez took charge of a free kick from the side that was closing, complicated ‘Rufay’ Zapata and ended up nailing himself in the angle. Golazo. Equal to one in just six minutes.
The party fell into a pothole in terms of opportunities. The Santander players were looking for the score that would give them peace of mind, but Montería’s team appealed to the possession game to defend and attack.
At 27 ‘, the visit took advantage again thanks to the still ball. From the left zone they made the collection effective, Yonatan Murillo lowered the ball to Guisao who kicked with a volley, his shot hit Murillo and ended up getting into the goal of Jefersson Martínez.
But the Jaguares celebration would last just seconds. Immediately after serving the half, Diego Herazo wanted to pivot Roque Caballero over the edge of the area, but Jefersson Cuero anticipated and punched the ball. Unfortunately the diversion went into his own goal and ended up as an own goal. Two goals in one minute.
The second part began with total control of the local group. At 58 ‘, Caballero received a good pass in the crescent and assisted Brayan Castrillón who had the goal at his disposal to define, but his shot went incredibly wide. Very clear opportunity for Bucaramanga.
Jaguares would arrive in great danger at 73 minutes. Roger Lemus unleashed a phenomenal pass to Sergio Romero who defined a cross and the ball skimmed the right post. Seven later, Romero tried again with a header against the ground that Martinez got just enough.
In the end it would be a tie to two that ended up eliminating Bucaramanga from the Colombian championship. With 21 units, six to play, the chances of qualifying are completely nil.