MATCH PREVIEW: Millonarios – Jaguares

Millonarios and Jaguares will face each other to grab a spot in the semifinals. While some teams belittle this competition, it’s important to keep in mind that the winner of Copa Colombia earns a place in the 2019 CONMEBOL Libertadores.

The first leg was played in Monteria, and it ended with a goalless draw. The information from this match was very limited due to no broadcast online and on television or live radio. After listening to some journalists from Monteria, Millonarios changed the formation from 4-3-3 to a 4-2-2-2 with Oscar Barreto in a creative role rather than playing on the wings as we usually see. It seems like the defensive tactics were effective because they didn’t concede and the defenders were able to handle the heat.

However, this match will be different. Millonarios has played against Jaguares three times in the last six months and two games ended with a draw, 0-0 in Monteria (League Cup) and 1-1 in Bogota (2018-I season). In the previous matchup, Millonarios won 2-1 in Monteria for the league in this current season.

Jaguares will continue looking for their first win ever in Bogotá against Millonarios. The home team seeks to give their fans their first win in El Campín since August against Boyacá Chicó in the previous round of this league cup.

Both teams will jump onto the pitch to grab a win and advance to the next round. If the match ends with a draw, the winner will be determined from the penalty shootout. In this competition, the away goal rule doesn’t exist. 

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