Colombian Liga Postobon Roundup: Real Cartagena Lead The Way; Draws A Plenty (Goals)

Real Cartagena Celebrate

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In the second round of fixtures in the 2011 Torneo Finalizacion, Real Cartagena continued their impressive start to the campaign with victory over Atletico Hulia, while there were five draws in the remaining seven matches.

Real Cartagena, fresh from their win in the clasico costeno against Junior at the weekend, ran out 2-1 victors over Atletico Hulia thanks to second half strikes from Edison Palomino and David Silva (his second of the campaign). They lead the way as the only team with a 100% record thus far.

La Equidad began the season with a 2-0 home defeat to Deportivo Pereira, but got their campaign back on track with an impressive 2-1 victory away to reigning champions Atletico Nacional in a re-run of the Apertura final match.

Santa Fe had been one of the most impressive performers in week one, running out deserved 3-0 victors against Tolima, but were unable to build on that result as they went down 3-1 away to Deportes Quindio, who won their first points of the season in the process.

The goals from Hilton Murillo (0:24) and Oscar Rodas (0:50) are particularly worth watching, while former Middlesbrough striker Hamilton Ricard also gets on the score-sheet for the hosts (1:24)

Deportivo Cali and Once Caldas were both victorious in round one, but had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw, as did Itagui and Envigado, Deportivo Pereira and America de Cali, and Millonarios and Cucuta Deportivo.

In the final match of the round, two first round losers got a point apiece on the board as Deportes Tolima drew 0-0 with Junior.

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