Venezuelan goalkeeper Joel Graterol qualified together with his team, América de Cali for the semi-final home run of the Clausura tournament of the first division of the Colombian league after a 0-0 draw against Unión Magdalena.
A difficult match for the cast from Cali, but in which the Venezuelan received recognition as "Player of the Match" awarded by the BetPlay League.
"The objective was achieved, we qualified, it was a complicated match but we do not give up, this is America and we deserve to be there in the finals," explained the Venezuelan.
America was almost left out of the next stage of the competition and if they had registered a defeat, the season would end for the "reds".
Graterol, a faithful believer in God, announced that the classification is due to him, but he did not leave aside the followers of the painting. "I also want to thank that fan who came from Cali and everywhere to support us here at the Santa Marta stadium."
The five-time champion has his sights set on the title, the goalkeeper with a lot of confidence in his teammates and coaching staff announced that every step the team takes "is going to be beautiful in the way we arrived."
America is located in Group B for the decisive instance of the tournament, where it will have to face directly against: