Tolima and Flamengo they played for the first leg of the round of 16 in the Libertadores Cup 2022. The pijaos and the ‘mengao’ started the game in a very even duel. Several attacking plays opened the match from the first minutes.
The Ibagué team dominated the match process, but did not achieve the score that would allow them to take the advantage over Brazilian territory. those of Hernan Torres they approached with danger, but they were not effective in the definition zone.
The locals began looking for the best options and in the first few minutes John Ferdinand Caicedo generated the first approach of danger on the goal defended by Aderbar Melo dos Santos Neto.
In the minute 7 of the match, the Colombian striker came across a play inside the area and defined before the ‘Fla’ goalkeeper. However, although the ball ended up in the back of the net, it was invalidated by a clear offside.
At 18, Andreas Pereira shook defended arch by Alexander Dominguez. A mid-distance shot that stopped the Ecuadorian goalkeeper and opened the scoring for the final 1-0 of the away set.
To the minute 28, An error in the Rio de Janeiro defense could have been the equalizing goal. The ball ended up being cleared over the line and on the next playCaicedo wasted the option for the locals.
In the second part, the eleventh ‘vinotinto’ did not slow down. Lucumí was the most incisive of the Tolimenses, minute 55, The former America sent a center to the area that complicated the Brazilian goalkeeper.
income from Rangel and Catano intensified the local game. In the 69‘ Leider Riascos He finished off with his right foot from outside the area and went high and wide to the right.
In the final minutes of the match, the locals insisted against the Flamengo area, but could not define against the Cariocas. The Brazilians did not have many plays in attack and dedicated themselves to the counterattack,
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Tolima will have to go out to look for the result in the second leg. With the final 1-0, the brazilians have the advantage for the revenge match at the Maracana.