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Boyacá Chicó defeats America de Cali and is Champion

BOGOTÁ – Boyacá Chicó, of the Argentinean Miguel Caneo and the Mexican Mario García, became the champion of Colombian professional soccer on Sunday for the first time in his history, after defeating 4-2 in the penalty shootout against América de Cali, in the match of return of the final of the Apertura Tournament.

Boyacá Chicó, a team based in the Andean city of Tunja (center), also won the first Colombian ticket for the 2009 Copa Libertadores. Sunday’s commitment ended 1-1 in regulation time (equal score in the first leg of the past). Wednesday), thanks to the goals of Caneo and the Panamanian Luis Tejada, of the America, both of penal. In the definition, Boyacá Chico scored through Caneo and the Colombians, Oscar Diaz, Pedro Pino and Ever Palacios. For Colombia they marked the Colombians Jersson González and Oscar Restrepo. His compatriots Adrián Ramos and Paulo Arango missed the pitches. Caneo and the Colombian Iván Velásquez, yielded by Deportes Quindío to Once Caldas de Manizales, were the top scorers of the Apertura Tournament, with thirteen goals each. In El Chicó, a team founded in 2002, in First Division since 2004 and directed by the Colombian Alberto Gamero, also the Colombians Víctor Pacheco and Frankie Oviedo, former players of the Atlante and the America of Mexico, respectively. In the first minutes of game, Boyacá disturbed the arch of the America , defended by the Uruguayan Adrián Berbia, in a play in which Frank Pacheco of head by little abre the marker. The local equipment handled better the actions before an America that seemed to be dedicated to defend itself. The party became a little slow, by mutual respect that showed both teams. However, America was able to open the scoring in the 33rd minute, in a shot that was left to Adrián Ramos who sent the ball over the crossbar. It was then when the local regained control of the game and in the 36th minute managed to go ahead after a play that started from Caneo, after making a pass to Frank Pacheco, who fell in the small area of ​​America After a departure from goalkeeper Berbia, so the referee Albert Duarte decided to decree a penalty shot. The same Caneo with right leg finished and beat the American goal in the 36th minute, for the partial advantage of the team of Alberto Gamero.America tried react, but the first half ended with the score against him. In the complementary stage, the Cali team came out with an offensive attitude, so much that in the 46th minute the Panamanian Luis Tejada narrowly tied the game, after a shot that happened Even though Chicó did not back down, it was America who kept pushing and in the 58th minute he created a new goal opportunity this time through Adrián Ramos in a shot that p roasted very close to the left post of goalkeeper Edigson Velásquez. The Tunja team did not despair, but it was the visiting team who sought by all means to equalize the score. The pressure and friction between the players increased and referee Duarte left to the local with 10 players, after the expulsion of Juan Mahecha in the minute 79. Minutes later a lack of Ever Palacios on Adrián Ramos, led once again to the referee Albert Duarte to point out a penalty, which paid perfectly to the Panamanian Tejada Decree the 1-1 tie in the 83rd minute of the commitment. Although it was the visitor who kept pushing to seek the win, the time did not reach, even less when they expelled Pablo Armero, which equaled the number of players in both teams. The game ended and Judge Duarte determined the definition of the title in the charges of the penalty spot where Boyacá Chicó overcame by 4-2 to America who could not reach his star 13

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