Junior is back at the head of the table

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View from crowd during a Junior game. Photo Credit: Francisco Moreno

After having lost their first match of the year against the Eagles, Junior got back on track yesterday (Monday) and in a very close game, defeated Tolima 2-1.

For the Sharks, goals were scored by Ovelar (13) and by Jorge Arias (27) while the Pijaos conquered a partial equalizer with Marco Perez (15) dropping in an impressive goal.

As they do in every home game, the Rojiblancos started playing very offensively, and in the first 15 minutes they got at least five opportunities to score, finally converting the last one. Unfortunately the rival team, without doing much, managed to tie the score a couple of minutes later.

Despite that, Junior kept ownership of the ball throughout the first half, with total control of the game and the best chances. That effort paid off, and in the first period, the team managed to slip in the goal that would eventually get them the game.

In the second half, the Sharks continued with masterful ball control, upping the ante with more shots on goal. On the other hand, Tolima started gaining some offensive space and matched Junior on all its opportunities. Luckily, this time, the team was able to count on the assistance of starting goalie and captain, Sebastian Viera, who helped keep the advantage until the end of the game.

With this win, Junior got their first place back and now with 19 points stand over the closer rivals with a comfortable three point difference. Next Saturday the Sharks will face the Jaguars in Monteria.

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Fran graduated from Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina in Journalism and Sports Journalism. Before returning to his native Barranquilla, he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America. When he’s not busy writing or reporting on a game, he’s probably watching whatever sports news is on TV. He also enjoys dancing, learning new languages and cultures.