The Atletico Nacional vs Deportivo Cali final will take place this Sunday, December 15, 2013 (2:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot. This second leg match will be the final game of the Liga Postobon season after both teams tied 0-0 in the first leg in the game in Cali. On Sunday, Atletico Nacional de Medellin will attempt to win their 13th championship, while Deportivo Cali will go for their 9th title.
The team coached by Leonel Alvarez complicated their hopes to end their eight year drought without a championship. By tying in the first leg at home 0-0, Cali must now go into the difficult Atanasio Girardo stadium and attempt to earn what will be an incredibly difficult victory. The big question for coach Alvarez will be how to play in this game: offensively, on the counter-attack, or defensively. While playing purely offensive is not the best option, a counter-attacking system will be Cali’s best gamble because Atletico Nacional will likely style a purely offensive style.
The team from Medellin is ready to play in front of their home fans, and also ready to earn their second consecutive title. It is undeniable that coach Juan Carlos Osorio has created the current ‘giant’ in the Liga Postobon, as his team is beginning to represent Colombia not only on a domestic level, but also in the CONMEBOL. Atletico Nacional earned a good result on the first leg with the 0-0 tie, however, they now have the pressure to not disappoint in their own stadium.
Atletico Nacional vs Deportivo Cali Prediction
The Atletico Nacional vs Deportivo Cali second leg final will be a close contest between two very good teams. While Cali is the underdog in this final as they must win on the road, Atletico Nacional must also play a perfect match in front of their home stadium fans. The match this Sunday will be controlled by ‘El Verde’, while Cali will not have the necessary ingredients to win end their eight year drought. The Atletico Nacional vs Deportivo Cali final will end in a 2-0 win for the home team.
Atletico Nacional vs Deportivo Cali TV Schedule
The Atletico Nacional vs Deportivo Cali match will be televised this Sunday, December 15, 2013 on TV Colombia at 2:30 PM Pacific.