Pereira received Monagas from Venezuela at the Hernán Ramírez Villegas stadium on the third date of the Copa Libertadores for Group F.
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The local team showed a better collective and offensive game in the first half, which made the rival feel uncomfortable, which had its reward until minute 20, when a handball was collected and captain Carlos Ramírez was in charge of exchanging it for a goal, leaving the team unanswered. goalkeeper Orlando Mosquera and make it 1-0.
Since then, the matecaña controlled a large part of the position and tried to continue disturbing the rival defense. Before they went to the dressing rooms, a collective play started by Arley Rodríguez, stealing a ball from the opposite field; it passed through the feet of Angelo Rodríguez, who overflowed and sent a cross, behind came Jimer Fory and after a great run and without an angle he defined for the 2-0.
In the complementary part, the pace dropped and there was no clear dominator, Restrepo’s men were looking to settle the match to hold the 3 points. But the Venezuelan team was able to discount after a counterattack at minute 64 that would be scored by the 17-year-old David Martínez.
After this result, Boca Juniors is the leader of the group with 7 points, followed by Pereira and Colo Colo from Chile with 4 points and Monagas last with one point.
On the fourth day, Monagas will receive Colo Colo on May 23 and a day later Boca Juniors will visit Pereira at the Hernán Ramírez Villegas.
For the Colombian League, Pereira will host Independiente Medellín on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 pm for the 18th date of the first semester.