Cali and Corinthians wasted a penalty and ended up drawing goalless in Palmaseca

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Cali and Corinthians wasted a penalty and ended up drawing goalless in Palmaseca

In a game that was very intense, worked and fought especially in the middle of the field, Deportivo Cali was the first to appear in attack after a great play between Teófilo Gutiérrez and Ángelo Rodríguez, Teo finally finished off, but then came a spectacular save from Cassio with a changed hand to send it to the corner kick.

Corinthians woke up and then responded with three clear attacks in the first stage. First it was Mantuan with a point-blank shot that De Amores miraculously covered, then Jo jumped to his left and touched for Giuliano who, alone in front of the goal, sent it through the skies and before the end of the first half, Du Queiroz also tested the Uruguayan goalkeeper with a long-distance shot that the goalkeeper could stop in just two times.

In the second half the game had the same rhythm and it was Cali that almost managed to open the scoring. Ángelo got back together with Teófilo and the Cali captain subtly left it to Vásquez who finished off low and almost from the line a defender prevented him from entering.

But to the misfortune of the Azucarero, the worst was yet to come, Cassio knocked down Angelo in the area, the judge awarded a maximum penalty and Teo from the white point wasted by releasing a very soft shot that the goalkeeper easily controlled to his left.

However, Corinthians would suffer the same fate, after a penalty for a foul by De Amores, Fabio Santos stood in front of the ball and sent it well over the goal of the Caleños. The same player just minutes later wasted again when his shot went very close to the left post of the green team’s goalkeeper.

With the tie, Group E was as follows: Corinthians 7 points, Boca Juniors 6, Deportivo Cali 5 and Always Ready 4.

On the next day of Libertadores, Cali will receive Always Ready, while Corinthians will visit Boca.

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