The Colombia Cup, also known as the BetPlay Cup for commercial reasons, concluded its 2021 edition with Atlético Nacional as its new champions. The Antioquia club triumphed on the global scoreboard 5-1 and achieved its fifth trophy of the national tournament, being its first since 2018.
Nacional fell 1-0 in the second leg at the Hernán Ramírez Villegas Stadium in Pereira, however it came from a notable 5-0 home defeat, which was enough to comfortably win the title. Thanks to this, he secured his qualification for the Copa Libertadores 2022.
The team led by coach Alejandro Restrepo managed to beat Patriotas (5-1), Santa Fe (2-2 and penalties 3-1), Deportivo Cali (3-2) through the direct elimination rounds. and finally Pereira (5-1). He finished with a 66% performance after adding five wins, one draw and two losses throughout the tournament, maintaining a goal difference of +9.
Now Nacional will have to face the challenge of the final home runs of the final tournament in Colombia, after finishing first in the general standings, he was seeded as head of Group A and will have to face Deportivo Cali, Deportivo Pereira and Atlético Junior.
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