After eight years of suffering in the B, Deportivo Pereira has the ascent closer than ever. And he has had it close several times. He already won the first semester tournament, and the regulation gives him several options to get the quota to return to A.
The first alternative for the team led by Nestor Craviotto is to win the second tournament. For now he leads Foursquare B, with seven points. This Sunday visit Cortulua, third, with four units. This Saturday, Quindio and Tigres drew 0-0. The Bogota citizens are second, with six, and the 'coffee growers', already eliminated, have only one point.
Pereira's other option is to ensure the ascent through reclassification. If he finishes first, whatever happens in the annual final would be in A.
He has 78 points and surpasses Boyaca Chico by five, who on Saturday defeated Bogota 1-2 in Techo, and nine times Cortulua, his rival this Sunday. The fourth is Real Cartagena, with 69, after their 2-2 draw with Fortaleza, this Saturday.
Pereira still will not ensure his rise in this match, but the options are getting bigger. The first thing is to win on Sunday.