The Deportivo Cali Colombian got a valuable tie 2-2, in the 3,650 meters of altitude of La Paz, before the alwaysready Bolivian in a vibrant duel of group H of the Libertadores Cup.
With this result, the series is currently led by the Brazilian Corinthians with 6 points, Deportivo Cali and Always Ready with 4 and in the background the Argentine Boca Juniors with 3. The Caleños had the merit of leveling the game despite losing two goals down.
The goals for the locals were in the 35th and 42nd minutes, with conquests by Argentine Marcos Riquelme, from a penalty, and Juan Carlos ‘Conejo’ Arce.
While the equality for the Colombian team was built at the end of the first half from the twelve steps with Kevin Velasco and in the 54 with the Argentine Guillermo Burdisso.
Always Ready began the game with the clear proposal of looking for the rival goal, although they found Deportivo Cali tidy and well brown in all its lines.
As the minutes went by, the visitors gradually advanced lines and had one of their clearest scoring chances at the feet of Jhon Vásquez.
In the 35th minute, Riquelme opened the account for the Bolivian squad by taking a penalty that the Ecuadorian judge Augusto Aragón sanctioned after a foul on the Ecuadorian Jhonatan Borja, from Always Ready.
When the Caleños had at least two chances to equalize, the second came for the Bolivians thanks to a right corner from Arce. In the last play of the first half, a handball by Bolivian Sergio Adrián in his own area was sanctioned and Velasco changed the penalty for a goal.
In the second half, Deportivo Cali did not give up attacking and that was rewarded with a goal from Burdisso, who pushed a loose ball into the area after a corner kick.
After the draw, both teams disputed possession of the game with equal efforts, although it was Deportivo Cali that was the most dangerous against a safe local goalkeeper, the Paraguayan Arnaldo Giménez, who prevented the Colombians from winning.