Atlético Nacional won 3-0 over Envigado Fútbol Club, by date 17 in League I-2021. The purslane team went from less to more and without shining, managed to overcome the oranges thanks to a great goal from the Dutch Colombian Michael Chacón from a free kick and at the end of the game, Jefferson Duque and Andrés Andrade appeared, sentencing the three points for the local. Those led by Alexandre Guimarães reached 31 points and depending on other results on the day, they could secure their place in the next phase of the championship.
After 14 minutes where both teams concentrated the game in the middle of the pitch, at minute 15, a counterattack by Envigado was the first approach of the match through José Hernández. However, Aldair Quintana saved and the ball hit the crossbar.
On the 21st minute, again the visitor dangerously approached the green goal, with a missed shot by Yeison Guzmán, who with his right leg from the right side of the inside of the area went too high. Felipe Parran assisted the man from La Unión, Antioquia.
At minute 27, Jhon Jáder Durán had the first for Envigado, who was the most insistent team on the opposing goal. The young forward finished with his left leg from more than 30 meters, but the ball was lost on the right side of the goal.
However, Envigado forgave and Nacional rebuilt his game. At minute 33, Michael Chacón with a direct free kick put the purslane in front on the scoreboard, with a good charge with his right leg down, next to the left post, far from the reach of the goalkeeper from Envigado. The Dutch Colombian scored his first goal in Colombian football.
After the goal, the locals got into the game and generated the clearest chances on the rival area. Andrés Andrade and Danovis Banguero accented with demanding shots, seeking to extend the lead on the scoreboard.
Envigado returned to get into the meeting and in the final minutes, Jhon Durán finished off with a left leg outside the area and at ground level, Aldair Quintana managed to contain the ball.
In the complementary stage, Nacional went out to look for the second goal, at minute 4, Jonatan Álvez had his goal, after a pass from Yerson Candelo. Envigado tried to generate play, but it was difficult for him to stop a local that became strong with the possession of the ball.
Averaging 23 minutes, Nacional had made three changes, compared to two in Envigado, the game had lost intensity in the game, the locals controlled the game and saved efforts, thinking about the Copa Libertadores match against Libertad. At minute 26, the newcomer Jefferson Duque had the second goal, but his shot was very bitten.
At minute 32, Michael Nike Gómez, who had entered minutes ago, could not continue in the game due to a physical discomfort. He had to be replaced by Argentine Alejandro Toledo, while Nacional used up his last moment of changes and Vladimir Hernández entered instead of Jonatan Álvez.
The greens were still looking for the second goal and Vladimir Hernández generated a chance with a shot with his right leg from the left side of the inside of the area, but it was saved by Envigado’s goalkeeper.
In stoppage time, Jefferson Duque scored the second, after taking advantage of a header to the area made by Andrés Andrade, the forward sent the ball to the left squad. And a minute later, Andrés Andrade finished off with a right leg at point-blank range from the left side to the center of the goal. Decreeing the final 3-0 and remaining within a qualifying shot.
In the end, Nacional was very close to the classification and depending on other results on this date it could secure its place among the eight. The purslane did not play well, but they were forceful and had a good performance from Aldair Quintana. It is still difficult for the Envigado team to play outside the South Sports Center and prisoner of youth, it was not effective in the best moment it had in the game.
On the next date, Atlético Nacional visits Deportivo Cali in Cali, next Saturday, April 10, from 8 pm at the Palmaseca stadium. While Envigado Fútbol Club receives Deportivo Pereira at the Polideportivo Sur stadium, on Sunday April 11 from 3:30 in the afternoon.
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
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