Boyacá Chicó returns to the First A after beating Atlético Huila in La Independencia de Tunja

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With a score by Wilmar Cruz, the Ajedrezados defeated the Opitas 1-0 (3-0) and achieved their fourth promotion to the first division of soccer Colombian

Boyacá Chicó returns to the First A after winning against Atlético Huila in La Independencia de Tunja

The Boyacense team achieved promotion to the first division. Taken from @boyacachico_oficial

After the 2-0 victory last Friday, November 18, against Atlético Huila at the Guillermo Plazas Alcid de Neiva, Boyacá Chicó wanted to endorse the advantage achieved against the Opitas at its La Independencia de Tunja stadium.

The Argentine coach Néstor Óscar Craviotto opted for a cautious approach so as not to expose himself to Chicó, who came out to define the series so as not to have problems with his adversary, who maintained order in defense hoping to surprise the Boyacenses in a counter.

The first approach came about 29 minutes into the game, with a shot from Wilmar Cruz's right foot that the Atlético Huila defense knew how to control. Subsequently, Sebastián Tamara took a shot from mid-distance that required goalkeeper Jeison Méndez.

The visit tried it five minutes from the end with a shot outside the area by David Medina that Rogeiro Caicedo had to send for a corner kick, drowning out the goal cry of the Opitas . However, four minutes later, a pass that broke lines from Geimer Balanta to Cruz served as the right winger put the first of the contest.

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For the second part, the Mexican García sent Jesús Arrieta to the pitch for Brayan Moreno, while Atlético Huila kept the same protagonists to change history in the second 45 minutes.

Boyacá Chicó had some approaches with Jesús Arrieta, who could not finish the plays to widen the differences against Atlético Huila, who little by little began to accept their fate in the capital of Boyacá.

About 76 minutes, the Opitas they had the discount on the feet of Víctor Minota, who dotted the ball with his right foot after a Dylan Lozano cross that went over the goal guarded by Caicedo.

It should be noted that this It is the fourth time that Boyacá Chicó has been promoted. The first time was in 2004 and it remained in the A until 2016. It returned in 2017, but could not maintain the category and was relegated again in 2018, a year later it managed to rise to the league, but in 2021 it was relegated to the second division.

In this way, Atlético Huila will have one more chance to return to the first division of Colombian soccer, if they defeat Deportes Quindio, who was the best team in the reclassification of the BetPlay Dimayor. The first leg will be in Neiva on Friday, November 25, and the return will be at the Armenian Centennial on Tuesday, the 29th of the current month.


Boyacá Chicó: Rogeiro Caicedo; Delvin Alfonzo, Henry Plazas, Elkin Mosquera, Eduardo Banguero; Kevin Londono, Frank Lozano, Sebastian Tamara; Wilmar Cruz, Geimer Balanta, Brayan Moreno.

Coach: Mario Humberto García

Atlético Huila : Jeison Mendez; Dylan Lozano, Sebastián Echavarria, Jaime Giraldo, Nicolás Rubiano; Carlos Castillo, Yeiner Vargas, Michel Cardenas; Victor Minota, Ronaldo Royero; David Medina,

Coach: Néstor Óscar Craviotto