Mushuc Runa surprised and defeated Independiente del Valle (0-1) this Sunday night in a game valid for the penultimate date of the first round of the LigaPro series A 2022.
Santiago Giornada scored, at minute 71, the only goal, in a match in which the Pichincha striped team had extensive control of the ball at their stadium in Chillo Jijón (Quito).
Ponchito’s men were insurmountable and just a header from Cristopher Angulo worried goalkeeper Adonis Pabón, after a cross from Joel Ordóñez (minute 19), in the first half.
Before opening the account, Mushuc Runa was close to doing it in a corner kick by Bagner Delgado that was directed to the goal. Moisés Ramírez, with the tips of his fingers, managed to barely deflect the ball, which finally went clear over the crossbar.
The best opportunity of the premises was in the outcome. Central defender Richard Schunke, installed in the opposite area, tried to push the ball into the net. Just after, in additional, Stiven Plaza had no aimwithout marking, when heading.
It is the first victory of the Ambateños outside their city this domestic campaign. For their part, Renato Paiva’s pupils had already lost at the Banco Guayaquil stadium against Emelec in February.
With the defeat, the Negriazul cast lost the opportunity to beat Barcelona Sporting Club (1st) in the classification, since the bullfighters could not prevail at the same time in the Aucas field.
Independiente (3rd) is left with 26 points with one day left in the stage, while the canaries continue with 27. Universidad Católica, with the same score as the Rayados, is second in the standings. (D)
Valley Independent vs. Mushuc Runa – Minute by minute