Atletico Nacional wins the Colombian champs (again)!

Out in Cartagena, Colombia last night and I walked into a restaurant to have dinner and discovered the final match of the Colombian football championships was on. Imagine my delight when I discovered that Independiente Santa Fe (Bogotá) was playing Atlético Nacional (Medellín), in an almost identical repeat of the national championship game I watched eight years ago when I was working as an MBA student intern in Medellin. It was a nice little trip down memory lane, and even more so, when Nacional won last night’s game 2-0, same as it did eight years ago. In total, it has won 12 times, and is the second-most successful team nationally, according to Wikipedia. Soy feliz! Soy verde!

Cheering on Nacional in Parque Lleras in Medellin. The team lost this game on 19th June, 2005 against Tolima (2-4) but went on to win the national championships one week later.

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