Santa Fe knew the need, so he put the best of his payroll in Manizales, knowing the results of direct rivals, which favored the cardinal box. Despite the attitude, they could not specify the options. Once Caldas triumph 2 to 1, leaving the lions depending on a miracle.
Mejía and Sánchez, those in charge of opening the court, to open on the wings or connect with Velásquez and Osorio, those located in an offensive vocation. The cardinal box began to test, having the clearest in the feet of Dinolis, in a good shot from medium distance, but the ball was deflected.
Once Caldas began to pressure the exit of Santa Fe, taking into account that they started with Torijano, complicating the distribution of the ball at the start. The luck of the lions was not the best, as they quickly lost Sánchez, who left the court due to injury, giving way to Pico.
The people of Manizales began to take the ball more, little by little they knocked on the door. A corner kick from Pérez landed at half height, but Dannovi Quiñónez finished off in great form, with a half volley, to put the first in Palogrande.
The procedure began to change, as the Reds began to find the spaces in the attack sector. Jhon Velásquez found a ball, on the edge of the area, taking a powerful shot, scoring the tie, which gave more life to Santa Fe.
The second part started with the locals looking to win for the honor, reaching the vicinity of the Castellanos area, which took a header from Mender García. No reaction and change of attitude on the part of Santa Fe, who could not keep up to go in search of the second. The changes of Méndez showed the intention, to go find the game with speed.
The cardinals began to cheer as they reached the bands. Mejía sent a ball for Delgado, who crossed Osorio, a powerful shot, but González arrived as a savior and took the ball off the line.
The minutes began to pass, Once Caldas began to do little to go on the attack, more because of the pressure of Santa Fe, in their desire to seek the goal, knowing that a victory would leave them with clearer and more direct options to qualify. But the locals would take advantage of the spaces left by a team that turned everything to attack.
Alejandro García took advantage of a ball that reached him in the area, after a bad start by Torijano, defining at the mercy of Castellanos and putting the Caldense victory. The defeat left Santa Fe with few options to qualify, as they will need outside results, and several, taking into account that they were left with 25 units.