Atlético Nacional Secures Final Spot in BetPlay Dimayor Cup
Atlético Nacional has advanced to the final of the BetPlay Dimayor Cup with a 3-1 victory in the 90 minutes and a 5-4 win in the penalty shootout. The standout player of the match was the team’s captain and top scorer, Jefferson Duque, who netted two goals in the 35th and 71st minutes. This achievement marks a historic milestone for the Cups.
Jefferson Duque Sets Record with 25 Goals in BetPlay Cup
Jefferson Duque, the 36-year-old forward from Antioquia, has now scored a total of 25 goals in the history of the BetPlay Cup. His impressive double in the match on Thursday, November 2, surpassed the previous record holders Yorleys Mena, Wilson Carpintero, Luis Paez, and Oscar Javier Méndez. Esteemed journalist and data expert Carlos Forero, along with El Tiempo journalist Jose Orlando Ascencio, have acknowledged this remarkable feat.
Duque’s goal tally includes 16 goals with Nacional, 4 with Águilas Doradas, 4 with Deportivo Cali, and 1 with Deportivo Pereira.
Jefferson Duque: An Iconic Figure for Atlético Nacional
Jefferson Duque has solidified his status as an idol and role model for Atlético Nacional in recent years. With 291 appearances for the team, he has scored 116 goals and provided 22 assists during his two stints with the Medellín-based club.
Continuing the Streak: Duque’s Ambition
With Atlético Nacional securing their place in the final of the BetPlay Cup, Jefferson Duque aims to maintain his impressive form. The team will now face the winner of the Millonarios and Cúcuta Deportivo match as they strive for cup glory.