Municipal wastes bad Communications moment and adds two years without winning a classic – 2024-04-19 05:01:58

On the night of this Wednesday, April 17, the two most popular and winning teams in Guatemala They met in the 328th edition of the national classic on the field of the Cementos Progreso stadium and signed a goalless draw.

It was a duel in which the CSD Municipal led by Argentine coach Sebastián Bini managed to put the Communications defense in trouble, but it was not as effective as in previous duels and He lost his positive streak of five consecutive wins with which he reached the classic.

The last time Municipal failed in the task of obtaining three points on March 2 when they fell 3 goals to 1 against Deportivo Mixco in a duel valid for matchday 9 of Clausura 2024.

Since then, the reds defeated Zacapa, Cobán Imperial, Xelajú MC, Malacateco and Xinabajul consecutively. In these games the Scarlets scored 11 goals and only conceded 3.

A goal disallowed by Municipal in the first half could have defined the history of the match. (Free Press Photo: Esbin García)

Communications, for its part, came to the duel at Cementos Progreso with the aim of performing well in front of its fans, since its latest results have not been the best.

Before the match against Municipal, the white team had recorded three defeats in its last five games. In fact, the squad led by Argentine Iván Franco Sopegno They have not won since March 13 when they defeated Coatepeque 0-1.

However, despite not adding three against the eternal rival, Comunicaciones can boast of extending the streak without defeats against Municipal to nine classics.

The last victory recorded by the Municipal CSD on Communications happened on February 2, 2022. It was a double by Matías Rotondi that sealed the history of that match that was held at the Manuel Felipe Carrera stadium.

Fredy Pérez sees a ball pass that narrowly missed his goal.
Fredy Pérez sees a ball pass that narrowly missed his goal. (Free Press Photo: Esbin García)

Since then, more than two years and nine editions of the national classic have passed in which the scarlet team has been unable to celebrate against its staunch rival.

The balance in those nine matches leans in favor of Comunicaciones since the results for the white team are six wins and three draws against the scarlet team.

The classification

After the tie that both clubs signed on the field of the Cementos Progreso stadium, the Clausura 2024 table did not suffer any changes.

Antigua GFC continues to lead with 32 points with one more match left to play, while Municipal is second with 29 points. Mixco closes the podium with 27 and is followed by Cobán Imperial with 26, Comunicaciones with 23, Achuapa with 19, Xinabajul has 18 and Malacateco maintains its 18.

These eight teams are currently in the qualifying zone for the final phase of the 2024 Clausura Tournament.

With only three more points in dispute, Guastatoya and Xelajú MC still have a chance to qualify, but to do so they will have to win their match on date 16 and wait for combinations of results that leave them well positioned.

Matías Rotondi in an attempt to score a goal for Comunicaciones.
Matías Rotondi in an attempt to score a goal for Comunicaciones. (Free Press Photo: Douglas Suruy)

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