At the start of the semifinal home runs of the Betlay II League, Deportivo Cali defeated Deportivo Pereira 2-1 in a game that was marked by controversy.
The goals of the match for the local team were the work of Jorge Marsiglia at minute 55 of the second half and Harold Preciado at 86. The discount for the visitor was the work of Emiro Garcés at 90 + 3.
Although both teams went looking for the game, the first half had few offensive options and a lot of play in the center of the field.
In the second half everything seemed to be more of the same, until the 55th minute when Teófilo Gutiérrez launched a cross that Jorge Marsiglia connected to open the scoring before the poor start of Harlen Castillo.
This play brought the first controversy of the match, because neither the referee nor the local team stopped the ball, despite the fact that there was a player on the ground, who had received a blow to the head.
Three minutes later came the other controversy of the match when Carlos Ramírez was sent off for a kick against Teófilo Gutiérrez, which was decreed by Var.
Despite these two blows, Deportivo Pereira continued to insist but received the goal that closed the match at minute 86 through Harold Preciado, after a corner kick.
Deportivo Pereira’s discount, who never lowered his arms, was the work of Emiro Garcés at 90 + 3 after a free kick from the side.