After a goal scored from the penalty spot against a ferocious Monagas SC, Academia Puerto Cabello narrowly defeated the visiting team at the Monumental Stadium in Maturín for matchday 23 of the Futve League.
Panamanian Alfredo Stephens at minute 35 took the shot where fortunately he managed to overtake his team not only on the scoreboard but also in the standings, as this would be the only goal scored in this Friday's match.
The main referee announced the hand of Barça captain Óscar González, an action that led the visiting team to advance. Thanks to this award, academics are in fifth position with 34 units.
The duel began very close for both teams, Monagas was not about to give in, so it was a very tense crossover. In the first half, those led by Jhonny Ferreira were trained in defense, so as not to concede causing a setback.
The Puerto Cabello franchise returned to the locker room at halftime to seek to continue increasing the count in their favor, unfortunately the remaining 45 minutes were not enough to add another shout.
In this way, the visitors return home with three points. Now the next rival will be Caracas Fc next Thursday, August 11, a squad that has been picking up pace for several days.