With a goal from Paraguayan Gustavo Adrián Ramírez, who started this Sunday to replace Juan Caicedo absent due to injury, Deportes Tolima achieved its first victory of the year. He did it in his yard for the third date, facing an inspired team from La Equidad, which had drawn 2-2 with Pasto and beat Nacional 1-0. This time the celebration was red and gold.
In nine minutes of the first half, the locals approached with a free kick taken by Jaminton Campaz that goalkeeper Cristian Bonilla deflected to the corner kick.
A minute later, Hernán Torres’ men approached again with a cross from the left by Ánderson Plata and a ball that Gustavo Adrián Ramírez headed. Bonilla assured the auction that did not carry much power.
At 32 minutes, Bonilla again denied Tolima the possibility. Silver cross shot to Cataño’s pass, and stretched by the goalkeeper preventing the goal. La Equidad had a good position, but it was the Tolima cast that generated the most dangerous actions in the initial stage. With the 0-0 they went to the dressing rooms.
Apparently, the one who best adjusted his pieces at halftime was Torres, as his team came up with a better proposal. The insurers, for their part, were losing the script and it was quickly reflected on the scoreboard.
The minute 61 passed, when the Paraguayan Ramírez made it 1-0. Long serve by Álvaro Montero, ball by Luis Miranda for the foreign reinforcement, which he spliced with a half volley.
About 79 ‘, Deportes Tolima again approached the Caldense goalkeeper’s premises with danger. After avoiding two players, Campaz put a millimeter pass to Luis Miranda, but the goalkeeper came out to cut the action.
As the minutes passed, almost towards the end, Equidad cornered his rival and totally thrown on the attack, he searched with Pablo Sabbag. Montero always looked confident under his three suits. The visit did not want to leave the Murillo Toro empty-handed, however the pijao knew how to defend the result.
Sports Tolima 1-0 La Equidad
Stadium: Manuel Murillo Toro
Referee: Wilmar Roldán
Tolima Sports: Álvaro Montero; Nilson Castrillón, Ánderson Angulo, Sergio Mosquera; Yeison Angulo; Daniel Cataño, Juan David Ríos, William Parra, Jaminton Campaz; Ánderson Plata, Gustavo Ramírez.
DT: Hernán Torres
Changes: Luis Miranda for Cataño (46 ‘), Ómar Albornoz for Silver (46’),
La Equidad: Cristian Bonilla, Wilmar Pacheco, Jhon García, Jean Pestaña, Amaury Torralvo; Larry Angulo, Juan Colina, Pablo Lima, Daniel Mantilla; Diego Herazo, Pablo Sabbag.
DT: Alexis García
Changes: Stalin Mota for Colina (46 ‘), Hansel Zapata for Mantilla (63’), Kevin Salazar for Angulo (79 ‘)
Warnings: Colina, in Equity. Ramírez, in Tolima.
Goals: Ramírez, in Tolima.