A penalty of Ángelo Rodríguez, on June 3, gave Deportes Tolima the classification to compete in the final of the Eagle League in the first half of this year. That charge eliminated Medellín and now, five months and two weeks later, football puts them back on the same stage.
The Deportivo Independiente Medellín will host on Wednesday at the stadium Atanasio Girardot, from 7:00 pm, Deportes Tolima in the first round of the semifinal of the Liga Águila II of 2018. The rematch is the word that is heard most through the capital of Antioquia.
The locations will now be reversed, because in the first half the DIM closed at home and was eliminated, now & # 39; Pijaos & # 39; will be the host in the return match, but first it will be the first match on Wednesday, for which both clubs present a little sensitive.
In the mighty will wait until the last minute for striker Juan Fernando Caicedo, injured in the first match of the quarter-finals against Bucaramanga, with a sprain that coach Octavio Zambrano hopes to recover for this Wednesday. However, if he is not qualified, his replacement will not be Jean Carlo Blanco, but Leonardo Castro.
For the creative pamphlet Andrés Ricaurte, the series "will be defined by small details.We should have a lot of concentration.It will be 180 minutes to drive in a good way.Again we will try to take an important advantage of the place, and the visitor, of course we must have more order and concentration to not experience what happened to Bucaramanga. "
Without further news, the DIM awaits the Ibague team, which will again have the resignation of Venezuelan Luis Daniel & Cariaco & # 39; Gonzalez, who on Tuesday was on the bench for Venezuela's national team against Iran, which was disputed. in the Al-Ahli stadium in Doha, Qatar, and is not enough for the game.
Otherwise, Alberto Gamero repeated the list with which he eliminated by penalties Santa Fe in the quarterfinals, with the figure of his goalkeeper, Álvaro Montero and the presence of the scorer, Marco Pérez, who will fight a particular duel against Germain Ezequiel Cano .
The player with the pijaos has 16 goals in the semester and escorts Cano who celebrated 17 in this League. The two are close to the record in short tournaments that Miguel Ángel Borja has, with 19 celebrations.
Medellín: David Gonzalez, Elvis Perlaza, Jesús Murillo, Hernán Pertuz, Sebastián Macías, William Parra, Larry Angulo, Bryan Catrillón, Andrés Ricaurte, Leonardo Castro and Germán Cano.
Technical Director: Octavio Zambrano
Tolima: Álvaro Montero, Nilson Castrillón, Julián Quiñones, Luis Payares, Danovis Banguero, Rafael Carrascal, Carlos Robles, Carlos Rentería, Yohandry Orozco, Daniel Cataño and Marco Pérez.
Technical Director: Alberto Gamero.