Liga Águila defined eight qualifiers for play-offs decided by the 2018 champion of the second semester, There have been some surprises, both in advertisements little popularity, and in the traditional teams that have been omitted.
First, América de Cali has been ruled out by several terms of expectation, despite an acceptable performance under the command of "Pecoso" Castro, due to the bad beginning of the season with the previous Portuguese coach on the bench.
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Then was Millonarios, who, after losing with Atlético Huila in the penultimate term as a visitor, resigned from all possible classification. In addition, he recalled his coach Miguel Angela Russo and fell in the classic against Independiente Santa Fe, who was only given enough to Group 8.
Then, Deportivo Cali, who came up with minimal opportunities until the last day, and despite his victory against Deportivo Pasta, he could not qualify because Águilas and Santa Fe had their pledges.
Finally, it was a great surprise that the Atlético Nacional, who had to defeat Lion's, the last of the table, went down at 8 but after a bad game tied to the final and after the classic triumph of Santa Fe. After the first obstacle of Brazilian DT Paulo Autuori.
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For this reason, a historical event was presented: In 70 years of Colombian professional football history it's the first time Millionaires, Nacional, Deportivo Cali and América de Cali will stay out from the group of eight at the same time. As soon as it happened in 2010, only four teams qualified.
This clearly indicates the trend, where the "boys' revolution" in Colombian football, and significant sports and administrative neglect in the great clubs that the League of Aguila questioned.