Chicó surprises Junior and leaves the last place in Colombia

BOGOTÁ (AP) – With a double by striker Brayan Moreno, Chicó surprised visiting Atlético Junior and beat him 2-1 to leave the last place in the Colombian league.

Moreno, on loan to Chicó from the Mexican second division club Celaya, beat Uruguayan goalkeeper Sebastián Viera at 9 and 25 minutes. The referee validated the first goal after he appealed to the VAR and ruled out an offside originally indicated by the linesman.

At 80 minutes, striker Teófilo Gutiérrez discounted for the “Tiburon” team, which suffered its second consecutive fall — the leader Deportivo Cali defeated him in the middle of the week.

Cali has 15 points, while Junior stagnated with 13. With his victory in this match on the eighth date, Chicó left the last box, with four points.

Other results: Deportivo Pereira 0, Rionegro 0; Deportes Tolima 3, Patriotas 1 and Envigado 0, Atlético Bucaramanga 0.

Sunday’s games: La Equidad-Once Caldas, Deportivo Pasto-Jaguares, Santa Fe-Independiente Medellín and Atlético Nacional-América de Cali. The date will end on Monday with the Deportivo Cali-Alianza Petrolera meeting.

Results of the 7th date disputed in the course of the week: Patriotas 3, Alianza Petrolera 1; Once Caldas 0, Atlético Nacional 1; Atlético Bucaramanga 2, Deportivo Pereira 0; Rionegro 1, Envigado 1; Independent Medellín 1, Chicó 0; Atlético Junior 1, Deportivo Cali 2; Jaguares 2, La Equidad 1; Millonarios 3, Deportivo Pasto 1 and América de Cali 0, Santa Fe 0.

Positions: Deportivo Cali 19 points; Tolima 14, Atlético Nacional, Millonarios, Santa Fe, Atlético Junior and Independiente Medellín 13; Equity 11; Jaguars 10; Atlético Bucaramanga 8; Patriotas, Rionegro and Envigado 7; América de Cali and Deportivo Pasto 6; Once Caldas 5; Boy 4; Deportivo Pereira 3 and Alianza Petrolera 2.