Sports to Write, Jan. 16 (EFE). Along with midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero, the Colombian football team beat Honduras 2-1 on Sunday, as Reinaldo Rueda’s team finished its preparations to face Peru and Argentina in the next two matches. South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
Quintero, who will travel to Argentina in the next few hours to finish his return to the ranks of River Plate, concluded a maneuver by three players from the coffee team ten minutes later.
After leaving touches of ball handling, the 28-year-old left the field with an injury, making way for 18-year-old Yasir Asprilla. They were 43 minutes after the friendly match which was held in Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA).
Parity with Honduras was achieved by Kervin Arriaga, who converted Yerson Caldelo’s penalty kick against Diego Rodriguez into a goal, in the 51st minute, while Andres Colorado converted in the 68th minute, the result of the victory for Colombia.
From the start, Rueda’s disciples “Catrachos”, led by fellow Colombian Hernan Dario “Polillo” Gómez, warned that they would not give them a respite.
They were barely minutes and were already counting the arrivals with World Cup player Miguel Borga, who is looking to carve out a place for himself among those called up for matches against Peru on the 28th in Barranquilla and against Argentina. On February 1 as a visitor.
Striker Harold Preciado, top scorer of the Colombian champion Deportivo Cali, who is asking to advance in the first team, was also subjected to heavy accusations with the support of midfielder Yemi Chara.
After this advantage, Colombia relaxed, while Honduras managed to stand better in defense, although not able to upset goalkeeper Jose Luis Chonga, who barely touched the ball.
Catracos tried to locate their top scorer Eddie Hernandez, but the wall erected by Colombia did not allow him to shine despite his efforts.
With Quintero gone, Colombia lost their minds and allowed Honduras to compose plays that required Chunga, who had more work to do in the second half of the match.
In the rehearsal lab, Rueda sent Andres Colorado to the field for Daniel Giraldo, looking for a soccer generation, while “Bulillo” sent Raul Santos to Hernandez, and Franklin Flores replaced Omar Elver.
In the midst of the head-to-heads, the Colorado midfielder who was at Deportivo Cali took advantage of the freedom to find goal, from a game spun by Asprilla and Chara to score a 2-1 win.
2 – Colombia: José Luis Chunga (Andrés Mosquera Marmolejo); Yerson Candelo (Andres Roman), Ymar Gomez (Andres Liñas), Homer Martinez, Freddy Hennistroza; Daniel Giraldo (Andres Colorado), Steven Vega, Juan Fernando Quintero (Yasir Asprilla), Yemi Chara; Harold Preciado and Miguel Borja (Alvaro Angulo Mosquera).
Coach: Reinaldo Rueda.
1 – Honduras: Luis Lopez; Myron Figueroa, Denel Maldonado, Diego Rodriguez, Omar Elvir (Franklin Flores); Hervin Arriaga, Juan Delgado, Jorge Alvarez, Ivan Lopez; Edwin Rodriguez and Eddie Hernandez (Raul Santos).
Coach: Hernan Dario “Polillo” Gomez.
A friendly match was held at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA). EFE
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