MATCH PREVIEW: Millonarios – Once Caldas

Including the preseason, Millonarios has only won once in the last eight games.  Not only the results are scary, but the performance that led the Ambassadors to become the best team in the previous semester is also missing. 

The lack of reinforcements in the attack, the painful loss vs. Envigado and the uncertainty if the replacements of Roberto Ovelar and Christian Marrugo are yet to come are causing stormy environment between supporters.  

It may seem like Millonarios is still mourning that painful loss against America that left us out of the finals despite being the best overall team of the tournament. The match versus Once Caldas is the opportunity to leave the past behind and to enroll in an unbeaten streak in the seek for the championship. This is a fresh start, the perfect moment to dissipate doubts and earn once more the complete trust of the fans. 

In the last five matches between both teams, the results show that the Ambassadors have only won once, two draws and lost twice against Once Caldas.

For this match, Millonarios will have available all their new players, including Cristian Arango who’s paperwork, has finally arrived and is ready to play. Neither Wuilker Faríñez, Santiago Montoya, or Luis Payares are in the group as they are still recovering from their injuries.  

In a final note, the manager Jorge Luis Pinto has rejected the offer from the Panama National Team. He will stay leading the most significant team with the best fandom in Colombia. Let’s hope he bolsters such conviction with a triumph this Sunday. 

Predicted Lineup:

Jefersson Martinez; Andres Roman, Alex Rambal, Breiner Paz, Felipe Banguero; Jhon Duque (C), Cesar Carrillo; Hansel Zapata, David Silva, Juan David Perez; Fabian Gonzalez

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