America fell in front of Tolima and was out of the race on its own land
América de Cali left without the final concert of Colombian football after losing 1-0 against Deportes Tolima on Monday, in the resumption on Monday of a commitment to a date of 5 of the Colombian League.
Those led by Juan Carlos Osorio needed a tie or win at home, to continue the race for a share to define the December superstar.
The match, which was scheduled for Sunday at 7:30pm, had to be postponed first and started 10 minutes later due to heavy rain that fell in Cali.
However, the water did not calm down, and after 7 minutes of play, midfielder John Henstrosa stopped the match due to the conditions of the field of play. Then they tried to replay the match, but the situation did not improve and it was decided to play it today at 11 am.
Already for this Monday the game started boring. The 14,000 fans who made it to Pascual Guerrero yawned because of the crude and uninteresting game America was showing.
But it was Tolima who upset the goalie defended by Joel Gratterol on two occasions, both of which ended with sticks.
Already in the supplementary phase, both teams began to press and generate an offensive ball.
The only goal of commitment came in the 70th minute to Tolima. The ball that was in the possession of America, Batala hit a shot from a medium distance that bounced off a defender from Tolima and in front of Omar Albornos took advantage of Kevin Andrade’s slip to leave Paraguay Gustavo Ramirez hand in hand and only passed in front of the defender. Goalkeeper Graterol.
The Americans tried by all means to establish a tie between the commitment, but the inaccuracy in the attack area did not allow them to approach the headquarters of the opposing goalkeeper.
In the end, defeating and eliminating Amería de Cali, who should now consider the league next year and also his participation in the Copa América, a tournament to which he agreed to a reclassification.