After leaving Copa Libertadores in the preliminary round (where they performed fairly good but simply Internacional were too strong) and rested enough in the last week Once Caldas have no other thoughts than to focus on the Colombian league and start winning, especially in Manizales as they are always known as really tough home team and should play again a major role in Liga Postobon. Fielding very offensive formation tonight with 3 strikers - Jair Reinoso, Jhon Freddy Pajoy and Dayro Moreno. Moreno is making new debut for Once Caldas after returning from Tijuana (many probably remember him from Steaua too), emblematic player for the team with more than 100 goals in the past for Once Caldas.
After 2011 Itagui continued to surprise and scrape points in one way or another, afterall this is a modest team without some serious quality and dealing with notable departures in the break. Unbeaten in the first 2 rounds but chance was on their side, first playing with poor team as La Equidad (0-0) and defeating at home Atletico Nacional by 1-0 with accidenal goal scored almost from the center of the pitch. A couple of fowards missing tonight - Efraín Viáfara (sent-off against Atletico Nacional) and Roberto Polo (injured). Expecting the most logical to happen and Once Caldas to rule in this game.