With a tight 1-0, the Venezuelan U23 team lost to Colombia, in a friendly played in Miami, at the DRV PNK stadium and which serves both countries to test the players.
Ricardo Valiño is the head of the national team made up of players who play in MLS, some from Venezuelan soccer and others who are inactive, because it is not a FIFA date.
Thinking about the Pre-Olympic that will be held in Venezuela, the strategist took the opportunity to make tests and give the group an exercise, which was short, because there were only 17 players available.
In the contest that began to study the two countries, Colombia began to be more clear on the opportunities it created and took advantage of the left wing to create danger.
Venezuela tried to remove the dominance and tried to advance its lines. Guyana’s Brayan Alcocer went back to try to get more contact with the ball, as he was alone as 9.
It was like this when he took the ball three quarters of the field and sent a cross-shot that went close in the 28th minute, before Yerson Chacón got the Colombian goalkeeper.
The coffee growers continued their attempts to create danger on the wing and found their way to the goal in the 40th minute. Carlos Gómez received the ball in a large area, after a great clearance from the left and defined by a cross shot.
It looked like the ball was going to come out, but the defender Andrés Ferro, in his attempt to get it, put it in his own goal. There was little he could do because he was surprised by the ball.
If there are no major changes
In the second half, Venezuela tried to create more danger, with Matías Lacava advancing through the lines and causing problems, but he had no partner, the same thing happened in the first half.
Valiño began to make changes to try new pieces, also done in Colombia, which distorted the game even more, although Vinotinto U23 showed some signs of improvement, the lack of understanding between the pieces was noticed.
There were few chances and in the end, it was 1-0, in favor of the Colombians.