After winning the first leg-game against Alianza Petrolera, Nicolas Vikonis gave his impressions of the game and what he expects from the next league match against Santa Fe.
Although Vikonis didn´t have a significant participation in the match, he pulled off a couple of saves that were critical for claiming the victory in Bogotá.
He is aware that the advantage obtained in the first game is important for the second game in Barrancabermeja. He knows the team slowed down the rhythm during the second half; he considers this was necessary for saving energies not only for the second-leg game against Alianza Petrolera but also for the next league match against Santa Fe.
Decisive victory for the second-leg game
“I think it was a well-played game by the team; an excellent first half. We made a big difference, and we could even have additional goals in the final score. Well, in the second half we slowed down a bit because it is a bit hard to keep the momentum during 90 minutes and besides Alianza Petrolera has excellent players. At some points during the game, they made things very difficult for us, but I think overall we had a great victory that gave us a fair advantage for the second-leg game in Barrancabermeja.”
Second half played with the second-leg game and the derby in mind
“We knew we had the advantage in the match and that this is a two-legged tie game with 180 minutes in dispute, so the difference we made in the game will surely be necessary for the second-leg match. Obviously, we all had in mind that on Sunday we will have a beautiful game as the derbies always are, so, for now, we will be recharging with the next league match in mind.”
The Derby, a beautiful game
“Santa Fe is a good team, has first-class players and the wisdom of Coach Gregorio Perez a winner well known in the continent, so we are aware it´ll be a challenging game, as these kinds of matches always are and we will give our best to win it.”