This Wednesday the return matches of the quarterfinals of the Copa Colombia begin, where striking series will be lived. strength vs. Millionaires
This Wednesday the return matches of the quarterfinals of the Copa Colombia begin, where striking series will be lived. strength vs. Millionaires, National vs. Junior, Medellin vs. Tolima and Union Magdalena vs. Equity will be the matches that will define the four semifinalists.
In three of the four keys, the teams that are below the scoreboard will look for almost miraculous comebacks in the team context. Fortaleza wants to make a ‘campinazo’ after going 3-0 down, Tolima will try to overcome a 1-3 loss in Medellin after losing as a local and Nacional seeks to overcome or at least match a 3-0 they received in the Metropolitano de Barranquilla.
In Bolavip we review the five most amazing comebacks of recent times in Colombian Soccer. Three of the eight teams that are still in the race were protagonists of these epic results.
National vs. Junior – League Final 2004-II
One of the most remembered comebacks was that of the 2004-II Final that left the Barranquilla team as champion. In the first leg, Junior thrashed Nacional 3-0 at the Metropolitano Stadium with goals from Leonardo Rojando, Hayder Palacio and Roberto Peñaloza, leaving the title almost defined.
In the second leg, the local team, with Atanasio Girardot to burst, Nacional did the epic by winning 5-2 in 90 minutes. Aquivaldo Mosquera scored twice, Edixon Perea, Carlos Díaz and Héctor Hurtado scored for the ‘purslane’, while Martín Arzuaga and a goal by Walter Ribonetto towards the end, forced the penalty shootout where Junior was crowned champion.
Junior vs. Millionaires – League Semifinal 2011-II
The ‘shark’ team was once again the protagonist in one of the comebacks that gave the most to talk about in national football. Millonarios won the first leg of the 20211-II League semifinal 3-0. With a spectacular setting, the ‘ambassador’ team made itself felt with a win that practically put them in the final. A brace by Erick Moreno and a goal by Mayer Candelo from a free kick gave the Blues the win.
The return game was at another price. Junior matched the series and from penalties qualified for the final against Once Caldas where he was champion. Juan David Valencia, Giovanni Hernández and Vladimir Hernández scored in the series. From the 12 steps they won 5-4.
Cucuta vs. Santa Fe – Second phase Colombian Cup 2010
In a phase not so decisive, but always important and which was later fundamental for the ‘cardinal’ team, a vibrant series was lived. In the first leg, the capital team thrashed ‘motilón’ 4-0 at the El Campín stadium. Cristian Nazarit, Alejandro Bernal, Luis Manuel Seijas and Mario González were the protagonists.
The second leg was another game full of goals and emotions, the ‘motilón’ team won 5-1 in what was an impressive comeback, in the end, from penalties, the ‘cardinal’ team advanced to the next phase that led to the title. At the time, a brace from Roberto Polo and Roberto Gamarra and a goal from Harrison Otalvaro fed the motilona illusion. Mario González scored the goal of hope for Bogota.
Tolima vs. Golden Eagles – Colombia Cup 2012
The ‘pijao’ team beat those who were called Itagüí at the time in a very exciting series. The first leg of the round of 16 of the 2012 Copa Colombia left the ‘eagles’ as the winner with a score in favor of 4-1. A hat-trick by Jorge Aguirre and a goal by Efraín Viáfara put the locals ahead, Charles Monsalvo scoring the discount.
In the second leg, at the Manuel Murillo Toro, the ‘pijao’ team came out with everything and returned the dose to their rival after winning with the same score. Charles Monsalvo was once again the protagonist with one of the goals, the others were scored by Mackalister Silva, Rubén Darío Bustos and Andrés Andrade. Juan Castro, with his own goal, scored the goal that forced the definition of the penalties that gave Tolima the classification.
National vs. Golden Eagles – Colombia Cup 2010
The last key we remember was the one that left Nacional classified against Águilas Doradas in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Colombia Cup, where it was also defined from penalties. Águilas won the first leg 4-0 with a brace from Luis Paez and goals from Cristian González and Carlos Ortíz.
In the return leg the ‘purslane’ team took the caste and showed their hierarchy after equalizing the key with a score in favor of 5-1. Dorlan Pabón scored a double, Marcos Mondaini, Ezequiel Maggiolo and Jairo Patiño forced the charges from 12 steps.