Independiente Medellin and Atlético Nacional meet on Saturday (8:10 PM) in Medellin on the fifteenth day of the BetPlay League, five dates from the end of the free-for-all phase that awards eight places for the next stage.
The Powerful of the Mountain is owned in the technical bench by expert coach Hernan Dario “Pollillo” Gomez, who has ranked Ecuador, Colombia and Panama to the World Championships.
Leading the King of Cups is Guimarães, who led Costa Rica to the 2002 World Cup Finals in Korea, Japan and Germany 2006 and was the runner-up in the 2002 Gold Cup, where they lost 2–0 in the final with the United States. .
The reality of each team is different. Atletico Nacional is the leader with 27 points and has confirmed his move to the next round, while DIM is fifth with 24 units and fights to keep the square and is one of those who advance to the next stage where everyone starts from scratch.
Last date, Medellin defeated America de Cali 2-1 at home, while Nacional Jaguars came 3-1, leaving him with 27 points in 13 games.
Since the first semester of 2018, Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellín have not been ranked among the top eight together. On that occasion they both entered as the first and second.
One of the most felt absences in Medellin is Argentine striker Agustin Vollic, who is still out of action due to injury. He has seven goals, two fewer than Diego Hirazo, from Lykidad.
Medellin will also not be able to obtain striker Leonardo Castro who has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus and has been isolated, according to the team today.
Another interesting kickoff for today (Saturday from 6:05 pm) will be between Junior (23 points), who is in seventh, and Independiente Santa Fe, who is third on the leaderboard with 25 points.
Junior, led by Amaranto Beria, was criticized for his style of play. However, on the last date he managed to defeat the Deportes of Tolima and remained alive.
Additionally, Barranquilla’s team is on the rise and has shown that it has the resources to enter the battle for the championship.
On Sunday, Millonarios, 8:10 p.m., seeks to save furniture against Atletico Bucaramanga because although it is true that he is the eighth, defeat will distance him from the possibility of reasserting himself among those who would contradict the title.
Jaguars (20), Atletico Bucaramanga, America de Cali and Deportivo Pasto are breathing closely, with 19 points each.
Regarding America de Cali, led by Argentine Juan Cruz Real, he will have to argue against the tide to re-verify the title.
Only the victory over Alianza Petrolera, on Sunday 4:00 PM, will allow him to survive his intention to go to the next round.
Another attempt to save itself from the stake is Deportivo Cali, led by Uruguayan Alfredo Arias. The alternate competitor will be Deportivo Pasto.
Los Azucariros, who lost the previous date with Atletico Bucaramanga, has 24 points and is sixth, while Pasto is 12 with 19 integers.
On the day Envigado welcomes Deportes Tolima, as soon as Caldas welcomes Boyacá Chicó, Deportivo Pereira welcomes La Equidad and Patriotas Águilas Doradas.