The greens won 3-1 at the Atanasio Girardot stadium and come into the second leg with an advantage. 

The greens won 3-1 at the Atanasio Girardot stadium and come into the second leg with an advantage. 

Deportes Tolima lost the first match of the 2022-I League final against Atlético Nacional, at the Atanasio Girardot stadium. This Wednesday's 3-1 complicates their aspirations to get the fourth star.

However, Tolima is now appealing to a legal remedy to win the match on the desk and arrive with advantage to the second game, which will be played this Sunday, at 7 pm, at the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium.

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Why does Tolima ask for the points of the match against Nacional?

The Greens won 3-1 at the Atanasio Girardot stadium and arrives with an advantage in the second-leg match. 

The reason for requesting the points for Wednesday's game is the inclusion on the roster of Atlético Nacional player Giovanni Moreno, who had been sanctioned with a two-match suspension for provocation of the public.

However, the Disciplinary Committee of the championship suspended the execution of Moreno's punishment, considering that he had already served half of it.

In addition, according to the committee, the provocation was directed at some Millonarios fans who were in a gallery who should have paid a penalty, but whose execution was suspended by the Dimayor president, Fernando Jaramillo, to avoid public order problems.

However, Tolima filed the motions for reinstatement and appeal, arguing that Moreno has not paid any punishment.

“The Sanction Resolution was notified on June 15, 2022, which incontrovertibly means that it is only fulfilled (i.e. has legal effects) from 24 hours after its notification; that is, from June 16 June 2022,” says the document sent by Tolima to the Disciplinary Committee.

“Under this understanding, the sanction came into force the day after the match between Nacional and Junior. THAT IS TO SAY THAT THE PLAYER DID NOT MEET ANY SUSPENSION DATE OF THE SANCTION IN THE MATCH BETWEEN NACIONAL AND JUNIOR”, adds the letter.

Thus, according to Tolima, Moreno had to meet the first sanction date in the game this Wednesday, for which he claims the points.

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What did the Committee say when it authorized Moreno?

In the resolution suspending the execution of the sanction , the Committee considers that Moreno had already paid one date: “In this regard, it is noted that of the two (2) suspension dates imposed, the player Giovanni Moreno, at the date of the requests, complied with one (1 ) date, which is why this procedural requirement is also satisfied,” says the bulletin.

Tolima filed the appeal on Wednesday, the same day as the first match of the final. The Committee is expected to analyze the case in the next few hours.

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