Boyacá Chicó returns to the First A after beating Atlético Huila in the Independiente de Tunja

The Boyacense team achieved promotion to the first division.  Taken from @boyacachico_oficial
The Boyacense team achieved promotion to the first division. Taken from @boyacachico_oficial

After the 2-0 victory last Friday, November 18, against Atlético Huila at the Guillermo Plazas Alcid de Neiva, Boyacá Chicó wanted to endorse the advantage achieved against the opitas in the Tunja Independence Stadium.

The Argentine coach Néstor Óscar Craviotto opted for a cautious approach so as not to expose himself to Chicó, who came out to define the series so as not to have problems with his adversary, who maintained order in defense hoping to surprise the Boyacenses in a counter.

The first approximation came after 29 minutes of play, with a shot from Wilmar Cruz’s right foot that the Atlético Huila defense knew how to control. Subsequently, Sebastián Tamara took a mid-range shot that required goalkeeper Jeison Méndez.

The visit tried it five minutes from the end with a shot outside the area by David Medina that Rogeiro Caicedo had to send for a corner kick, drowning out the goal cry of the opitas. However, four minutes later, a pass that broke Geimer Balanta’s lines for Cruz served as the right winger put the first of the contest.

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For the second part, the Mexican García sent Jesús Arrieta to the pitch for Brayan Moreno, while Atlético Huila kept the same protagonists to change history in the second 45 minutes.

Boyacá Chicó had some approaches with Jesús Arrieta, who could not finish the plays to widen the differences against Atlético Huila, who little by little began to accept their fate in the capital of Boyacá.

About 76 minutes, the opitas They had the discount at the feet of Víctor Minota, who dotted the ball with his right foot after a Dylan Lozano cross that went over the goal guarded by Caicedo.

It should be noted that this is the fourth time that Boyacá Chicó has been promoted. The first time was in 2004 and it remained in the A until 2016. It returned in 2017, but could not maintain the category and was relegated again in 2018, a year later it managed to rise to the league, but in 2021 it was relegated to the second division.

In this way, Atlético Huila will have one more chance to return to the first division of Colombian soccer, if they defeat Deportes QuindiO, which was the best team in the reclassification of the Tournament. betplay Dimayor. The first leg will be in Neiva on Friday, November 25 in Neiva, and the return will be at the Armenian Centennial on Tuesday, the 29th of the current month.


Boyacá Chico: Rogeiro Caicedo; Delvin Alfonzo, Henry Plazas, Elkin Mosquera, Eduardo Banguero; Kevin Londono, Frank Lozano, Sebastian Tamara; Wilmar Cruz, Geimer Balanta, Brayan Moreno.

Coach: Mario Humberto Garcia

Athletic Huila: Jason Mendez; Dylan Lozano, Sebastián Echavarria, Jaime Giraldo, Nicolás Rubiano; Carlos Castillo, Yeiner Vargas, Michel Cardenas; Victor Minota, Ronaldo Royero; David Medina,

Coach: Nestor Oscar Craviotto


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