San José, July 27 (elmundo) .cr- The old guard of Deportivo Saprissa guides the national champion in his first victory of the Apertura 2021.
Michael Barrantes and Christian Bolaños were the players who set the tone in the win that the purple ones gave to the Santos de Guápiles Sports Association.
The emotions were left for the second half in a game in which everything indicated it would be a little more even. As was the first half, in which both teams had options to score.
However, Saprissa managed to get ahead on the scoreboard at 56 ‘. Michael Barrantes scored a diagonal in the area, he won the position to Michael Umaña who was late in his sweep, penalty.
Bolaños took the ball and punished from the maximum penalty.
Six minutes later came a great goal that served to calm the game. Bolaños returned the courtesy to Barrantes with a ball thrown with great precision at the rival crescent and from there the steering wheel caught it without letting it sting. The ball was nailed in the angle and it was a tremendous goal.
Jimmy Marín scored the third goal with a typical action in his repertoire. He made the diagonal to his strong leg and nailed the ball to the long stick of Douglas Forvis’s cabin.
Santos had no reaction and his Cuban forward, Luis Paradela, was sent off near the end of the match.
The old purple guard led Saprissa in the first victory of the Apertura 2021.