Platense was proclaimed champion of the Apertura 2019 tournament of the second division after beating Racing Junior 3-2 in the final round of the Apertura 2019 tournament, in the match played at the Toledo Valle de Zacatecoluca stadium.
Soccer owed Platense one. The Galician team failed in two consecutive finals of the Second Division, the third was the charm …
Platense took off his spine and is the monarch of the silver league at the Apertura 2019. He also won half a ticket to the promotion to Primera, after defeating Racing Junior 3-2 (overall 4-3).
The tie in the first leg, last December 22 in Armenia, gave high chances to the villagers. Toledo Valle dressed up to see his spoiled team out champion.
In the first clear play of goal they annulled Platense somewhat at 4 minutes.
In the first 10 minutes, the Roosters pressed to satiety and even asked for a hand in the area and almost opened the scoring twice more, after a shot in the large area of Wilmer Novoa and a free kick by José Luis Amaya that He crossed the entire goal.
That pressure finally translated into goal. At minute 19, in a counter on the left sector, goalkeeper Erick Alvarado managed to reject a fist on one side but at the close he managed to beat José Antonio Ruiz to put Platense ahead in the partial score 1-0 (2-1 in the global).
The Armenian team came to react at 23 minutes with an approximation of Carlos Alvarado, who sent a center that could compromise goalkeeper Herbert Ramos.
Another danger play by the visiting team came to 28 ‘with Jonathan Nolasco, who held a mark and at the entrance of the large area dropped a right or controlled without problems Ramos.
However, two minutes later Igor Dos Santos scored parity (1-1) and, again, the final ko had an owner at that time.
Platense was complicated but managed to get back up with a goal from Edgar “Lodo” Valladares at minute 39. Valladares took advantage of a center from the left sector and with a soft touch unleashed the euphoria of the local fans.
In the second half, Platense knew how to score a quick goal (53 ‘) to extend the score. After stalking the rival arch he had his prize on a wall between Wilmer Novoa and José Antonio Ruiz. The latter would achieve the double in the afternoon and with the 3-1 already caressed the championship.
In the 66th minute Platense claimed a penalty in favor. José Ruiz, the figure of the final, was shot down when he entered the large area. He did not recover from the blow and entered by him
Racing did not give up the game, although he was forced to score two more goals. Alquiles Méndez, one of those who reported in the second part, took 8 minutes from his admission to score the 2-3. His team was still low on the scoreboard and in the overall but was in a fight and made the game more exciting.
The nerves were full of skin. The game was open for both of us. No one gave up. Even the attacker Edgar Valladares from Madrid finished the game with a bandage over his head.
For more drama 4 minutes were added and Platense fans shouted “yes you can” for your team to take care of the result. Heart attack But in the end it was celebrated by the people of Zacatecoluca, a history of Salvadoran football.
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