The Ambassadors lost against Deportes Tolima on Wednesday night, and the fans expect to see the team bounce back. The team playing away from home has been strong this season, and the match against America is another exam for them. It’s worth noting that Millonarios is already qualified for the playoffs. Jorge Luis Pinto will continue making some changes in the starting lineup to find the ideal team and other backup teams for the playoffs.
America had recently sacked their manager, Fernando Castro, for the poor results and an interim manager, Jersson Gonzalez, took over the team last Monday. The Red Devils won 3-0 against Union Magdalena on Thursday night. It’s their first victory after a draw and three straight losses.
America’s performances in their home stadium have been a rollercoaster. Out of the eight games at the Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero, they won four times, drew once, and lost three times. It’s a team that uses between a 4-4-2 or 4-2-2-2 formation depending on the rival. Sometimes they heavily abuse the wings or sometimes through the center. America has scored 86% of their goals between the 16th minute to the 80th minute. Out of the 22 goals scored, the forwards have scored 12 goals. Out of those 12 goals, Fernando Aristiguieta scored ten goals. He’s the striker that Millonarios needs to keep eyes on.
As previously mentioned, Millonarios has been strong on the road with winning five games out of the seven games. The players want to keep the momentum going and keep adding the most possible points. After a couple of errors in the defensive game on Wednesday, the fans and journalists expect to see some changes in the defense for this match. Some people are wondering why Alex Rambal isn’t in the starting lineup.
In the last few games between these two teams in Cali, the results have been favorable for Millonarios. Since America’s return to the first division, Millonarios have won two times out of the three times in the league. One of those wins helped the Ambassadors to qualify for the 2017-II final where the team went onto defeating Independiente Santa Fe and lifted the 15th league title in the club’s history.
America de Cali: Arled Cadavid; Daniel Quiñones, Marlon Torres, Juan Pablo Segovia (C), Hector Quiñones; Luis Paz, Julian Guevara; Yesus Cabrera, Jhonier Viveros; Misael Riascos, Fernando Aristiguieta
Millonarios: Wuilker Fariñez; Andres Roman, Matias de los Santos, Alex Rambal, Felipe Banguero; Felipe Jaramillo, Jhon Duque (C); Eliser Quiñones, Cristian Marrugo, David Silva; Fabian Gonzalez
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