Soccer-Penalties give Junior second straight Colombian league titleReuters | Bogota | Updated: 13-06-2019 09:18 IST | Created: 13-06-2019 09:10 IST
Junior de Barranquilla won the Colombian first division for the second time in a row on Wednesday but they needed a shootout to do so after going down 1-0 to Deportivo Pasto in the second leg in Bogota. Pasto's Ray Vanegas got the only goal of the game with nine minutes left to even the tie 1-1 on aggregate and force a shootout. But Vanegas turned villain when he missed the last of the 10 spot kicks to ensure the title went to Junior 5-4 on penalties. The Apertura title, the first of two in the Colombian system of two leagues each year, was Junior's ninth league win and follows their Finalization triumph last December.