Colón was one of the pleasant surprises of the Professional League Cup. The Santa Fe team had a great start to the tournament, winning the first five games consecutively in Group A.
Those led by Eduardo Domínguez defeated Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero’s debut by 3 to 0, and then continued the streak against San Lorenzo (2 to 0), Banfield (3 to 0), Aldosivi (2 to 1) and Estudiantes (2 to 0).
The winning streak was cut in the 0-0 draw against Central, but the victory returned in the 3-1 victory against the promoted Platense.
Then came a football slump that left the team with four games without wins. He drew with Argentinos and Godoy Cruz, and fell to River at the Monumental and Racing, in Avellaneda.
He ended up beating Arsenal 2-0, and on the last date he was left with a draw in the classic against Union.
In the quarterfinals, Domínguez’s men beat Talleres on penalties, after drawing 1-1 in the ninety minutes, and then defeated Independiente last Monday, 2-0.
Of 15 games played, they won eight, drew five and lost two, with 26 goals in favor and 11 against.
Luis Miguel Rodríguez, el Pulga, is the team’s top figure and also Sabalero’s top scorer, with eight goals. Alexis Castro follows, with four annotations.
Within the good campaign, one of the two defeats was against the rival of the final: Racing. The Flea, head in the small area, had put the partial 1 to 0. Then, Piatti and Cáceres turned the score around at the Cilindro.
Now, Colón will go for the rematch to try to make history. If he wins the title, it will be the Sabalero’s first achievement on a professional level. It is no small thing.