When you play for honor, with grit, dedication and a lot of passion, not even the worst storm of the year can stop you and separate you from victory. With this phrase we can perfectly summarize this triumph of the "granate" team.
Despite all the adversity of the last few days, Carabobo FC managed to beat Monagas SC (3-2) last Saturday, October 8, to revive in the G4 and give hope to their fans.
El desahogo de los goles
The relief of goals
One of the pending debts of this team in the final phase was goals and they finally came. The tactical approach was the same (4-2-3-1), which was to be expected since the new DT arrived a day before the match and I really don't think he will dare to make major changes in the next matches.
The team played what we are used to, relatively high pressure to encourage the opponent to make a mistake, long balls to the backs of the wingers and the constant coming forward of the wingers so that the wingers fall into the area while the 9 drags the defenders. That is how they scored the first two goals in the 29th and 36th minute, respectively. And what is the difference with respect to the other games? This time the ball did go in.
The connection would be totally Colombian in both goals, the first was scored by Breidy Golúz after a precise cross from Juan David Cuesta, the latter again assisted for the partial 2-0, this time the one in charge of heading was the scorer Kevin Viveros.
Los guerreros tampoco se rinden
The warriors don't give up either
When everything was looking like we were going to see a landslide for the team dressed in maroon and white, the Monagas DT moved his pieces, in 54' he took David Martínez, Lucas Mellado and David Zalzman off the field for Fernando Basante, Richard Iriarte and Jholvis Acevedo. The latter responded later by equalizing the actions.
The 1-2 was scored by Aquiles Ocanto (64') after taking advantage of a rebound left by the industrial goalkeeper after a series of great saves, while the equalizer was scored by Basante (68') thanks to a cross by Óscar Gónzalez.
With the score level, Enrique Maggiolo made his first changes at 72', taking off Ronaldo Chacón and Golúz for Carlos Rueda and Ronaldo Moreno, these two had a lot to do in the development of what was left of the game.
Only two minutes after entering the field, Rueda sent a long ball to Viveros who, with his physical prowess and speed, surprised the Monagas center back, leaving Nicolás Caprio as the only alternative to stop him, but faced with the dizzying exit he had, the goalkeeper had no choice but to commit the foul and ended up being sent off.
With 10 men on the field, the visitors had to retreat in defense and wait a little further back for the "Grana", the job was going relatively well and they were even close to going up, but when everything seemed to be over, Moreno recovered the ball to send it to Miguel Pernía who was in the opponent's field, he went into the area and shot a shot that beat Jorge Roa to seal Carabobo FC's first victory in the G4.
There are many things that this team must improve in these 6 days of rest, one of them is concentration, no matter how many goals they have an advantage they cannot go out to the field with passivity, since those in this group are the best in the FUTVE and if you give them spaces they will punish you.
The DT must adapt more to the game times, with the wear and tear of playing Saturday - Wednesday - Saturday, you can't wait so long to refresh the lines, especially if your rival has already made three substitutions.
In order to qualify, you have to close the campaign almost perfectly, there are 7 points that must be obtained in three games to secure a ticket to the final for the star.