Few players have had a successful second round with Atlético Nacional. Indeed, the lack of pleasure was pleased to return to the team Antioquia and maintain the level of sporting that they achieved in the first stage. After winning the 2021 Columbia Cup, Dorlan Papon, Felipe Aguilar and Jefferson Duque have re-checked their champion status, and they are now enjoying a fresh conquest in green. Not counting Yerson Candelo, who was part of the last champion team in 2018, when he was also able to lift the Colombian Cup.
Another curiosity, both Pabón and Aguilar playing for the Nacional, helped beat the Concacaf Champions League with Monterrey of Mexico and Athletico Paranaense of Brazil in the Copa America respectively, where they celebrated from distance with their former teammates.
Jefferson Duque’s condition is more than remarkable, having won eight titles in his first stage from 2012 to 2016, in 2020 he arrived and made a difference in attack. With his ninth title, “The Beast” has a great sporting level, a “Second Young Man” where he is more mature and a game that contributes more to the team.
Yerson Candelo and Felipe Aguilar were the survivors of the last Copa Colombia title, which was captured in 2018 by drama against Wan Caldas. For Valle del Cauca, this is his second victory with purslane, being a crucial player in the team playing as a winger and winger. For Felipe after his trip through Brazil, this is his seventh title with Nacional and the ninth in his career.
Finally, for Baboon, it took Antiochino less than five months to celebrate his second title with Nacional. “I came here to be important and to do a lot of things with Nacional,” ‘Memín’ said in one of his first comments upon arrival in July of this year. It’s the seventh title in the 31-year-old’s career.
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
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