Bogotá, February 25 (EFE). Deportes Tolima will reveal on Saturday, the ninth day of the Colombian League, their leadership against Junior of Barranquilla, who travel to Ibagué with the need to show a good performance and consolidate their second win. In order to stabilize the tournament.
In the match that will be held at Manuel Murillo Toro Stadium, Vinotinto y Oro occupies first place with 19 points, while Tiburon, led by Argentine Juan Cruz Real, occupies eighth place with 12 units.
Tolima arrived in defense of the game after beating Deportivo Cali 1-0 on Wednesday and winning the league title with a goal from one of the new signings of the year: Michael Rangel.
Some of the players who played a key role in the coaching of Hernan Torres and who arrived at the club this season are expected to remain at the start of the season, as is the case with Peruvian Raziel Garcia, full-back Juan Camilo Angolo and midfielder Brian Rovira. and wings, Andres Ibargon and Stephen Lucomi.
Junior, in the meantime, will recover from this match as Elmer Pacheco and defender Danny Rosero, who has overcome injuries that kept them out for several weeks.
However, striker Fernando Uribe and winger Nelson Castrillon, two of the notable reinforcements that Cruz Real have received in this tournament, are yet to return.
On the other hand, America de Cali, led by Juan Carlos Osorio and Lance Caldas, will host on Sunday the only unbeaten team in the tournament, in a vital match for the future on the bench of the Red Devils of the former Mexico coach. and Paraguay.
Cali’s team needs to win because they have already accumulated five games without wins, as a result of two draws and three defeats.
Specifically, there are expectations to see if Osorio will make his debut in the red shirt for Spaniard Iago Valcke, who, according to the club’s doctor, is already available to play.
El Once Caldas, for his part, will try to maintain the good streak he brings to the fight for the leadership of Deportes Tolima, as Manizales, who have a game on hold, are currently fourth with 15 points, one point lower than Atlético Nacional and Millonarios.
Specifically, Verdolagas will visit Atlético Bucaramanga on Sunday, while on Saturday the ambassadors will receive Courtolois for two matches in which they are expected to use mixed pay scales because qualification to stage 3 of the Copa Libertadores will be played next week.
. The ninth day of the Colombian League:
02.26: Envigado Jaguares, Deportivo Pereira la Equidad, Deportes Tolima Jr and Melonarius Courtuloa.
02.27: USM Magdalena – Deportivo Cali, Atletico Bucaramanga – Atlético Nacional and America de Cali – Lance Caldas.
28.02: Patriots-Santa Fe.
01.03: Deportivo Pasto – Alianza Petrolera and Independiente Medellin – Aguilas Doradas.