In a very close match in Pueblo Nuevo, Deportivo Táchira he won by the minimum; 1-0 to Carabobo, to add their 16th victory of the season and the fourth in a row, to take a momentary four-point advantage over Academia Puerto Cabello at the top of the FUTVE League table.
Jean Franco Castillo scored the only goal of the game eight minutes from the end (82'), extending the streak of games without defeat for those led by Eduardo Saragó to 19.
However, despite having more shots (13), the locals struggled to have the ball. In fact, the 'maroon' team dominated this area, accumulating 53% to 47% of the Tachiranses.
Even Juan Domingo Tolisano's boys finished the game converting more passes (356/335), this being just an example of how close the match was, and how hard the 'aurinegro' team fought to maintain their unbeaten record. In fact, in the fourth minute of stoppage time, the visitors had the opportunity to tie from the penalty spot, but Alejandro Araque stopped Jesús Hernández's shot.
Likewise, it should be noted that both teams had the same precision in their passes (77%), which undoubtedly allowed Táchira to remain organized and on par with their rival, to end up tipping the balance in their favor.