Libertadores Feminine: Prowess of America

BUENOS AIRES. Morón Stadium. Catalina Usme (captain) and Katherine Tapia (goalkeeper), tears of a historic classification of América de Cali against the favorite Corinthians, definition from the penalty spot, 4 × 3, to advance to the final of the Libertadores Femenina. Foto @AmericaCaliFem.

* América de Cali wrote a page with the flavor of prowess at the Estadio Nuevo Francisco Urbano stadium, in the town of Morón, Buenos Aires, by eliminating the current champion Corinthians from the penalty spot, who scored 35 goals in favor and one in this tournament against, which he received today at 90 + 3 from the American Joemar Guarecuco.

In this way, the Colombian team qualified for the final. The other semifinal will be played tomorrow Thursday between Ferroviaria (Brazil) and Universidad de Chile.


Corinthians dominated the actions from start to finish although they found a rival who countered all their offensive attempts, who closed spaces, who waited for the Brazilians.

The goal came in the 58th minute with veteran defender and captain Tamires, a left-footed shot that goalkeeper Katherine Tapia was unable to deflect.

When everything pointed to the triumph of the Brazilian team, a goal came from another game through Joemar Guarecuco that managed to encompass a shot that washed over Tania Borges, a goalkeeper who had not received a single shot in the entire match.

Encouraged by that unexpected emotional incentive, they went to the definition from the penalty spot. While the Americans converted all four (100% effectiveness), Corinthians met Katherine Tapia who stopped two of the charges.


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America: Katherine Tapia; Tatiana Castañeda, Daniela Arias, Leury Basanta, Lizeth Ocampo, Mildrey Pineda, Diana Ospina, Sara Martínez, Catalina Usme, Gisela Robledo, Wenwy Bonilla.
Coach: Andrés Usme.

Corinthians: Tania Borges; Katioscia Fermandes, Ingrid Frisano, Gabriela Nunes da Silva, Poliana Barbosa, Tamires Dias, Adriada Leal, Victoria Albuquerque, Giovanna Crivelari, Andressa Cavalari.
Coach: Arthur Ribas.

So were the penalties:

Corinthians (2): Sparrow (goal), Juliete (goal), Gabi Nunes (shot), Adriana (goal) and Campiolo (shot).

America de Cali (4): Catalina Usme (goal), Gabriela Rodríguez (goal), Anlly Iglesias (goal) and Diana Ospina (goal).


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