Junior from Barranquilla once again stumbled at home, this time against Deportivo Pereira (0-0) and did not take advantage of all the help they had received in the last two dates, thinking about qualifying for the semifinal home runs.
Those led by Hernán Darío Gómez have the option of sleeping this Saturday in the top eight of the League if they win. He didn’t and now he will have to wait for Sunday’s games to see what options he has left.
Still without classifying mathematically, but very close to achieving it, is Boyacá Chicó, after drawing 1-1 in Tunja against the Millonarios substitutes. And with a very distant mathematical option is Tolima, which drew 1-1 with Unión Magdalena in Santa Marta.
La Equidad made the auction of the round-robin phase of the 2023-I League even more spicy. Alexis García’s team hasn’t lost for nine games and this Friday he saw a result that puts him, for now, among the top eight in the League.
The Bogotá team beat Atlético Bucaramanga 1-0, with an agonizing goal from Colombian-Venezuelan José Hernández Chávez in minute 86, and rose to eighth place in the championship, with 25 points, displacing Junior.
On the last date, La Equidad will play again in Bogotá, but this time as a visitor, against Millonarios, who needs a win to ensure seeding in the semifinal home runs and thus have the ‘invisible point’.
It should be remembered that this year the regulations of the championship changed and the first two in the league table of positions have a tie advantage in points against any rival in the quadrangular semifinal.
Deportivo Cali, eliminated from the home run
In Montería, Deportivo Cali broke a result that gives them some breathing room in the relegation table, but that closes the door to qualifying for home runs: drew 1-1 with Jaguares.
José Armando Mendoza put the Jaguares ahead, after a bad rejection by goalkeeper Kevin Dawson, and Andrés Arroyo equalized for Cali.
For its part, Águilas Doradas got into second place in the League by defeating Envigado 1-2 as a visitor, at the Parque Estadio Sur.
Results of date 19 of the League
Envigado 1-2 Golden Eagles
Jaguars 1-1 Cali
Equity 1-0 Bucaramanga
Union Magdalena 1-1 Tolima
Boyacá Chico 1-1 Millionaires
Junior 0-0 Pereira
Medellin vs. Grass (14:00, Win+)
America vs. Once Caldas (16:10, Win+)
Oil Alliance vs. National (18:20, Win+)
Santa Fe vs. Huila (8:30 p.m., Win+)