Sun, 23 Jan 2022

BOGOTA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Colombia's professional footballers' association has demanded an investigation into Union Magdalena's controversial promotion to the country's top football division on Saturday.

Llaneros were leading the second tier match 1-0 until the visitors struck two stoppage-time goals in quick succession, the second of which came after the home side appeared to stop defending.

The result handed Union Magdalena one of the second division's two promotion berths to Dimayor, as Colombia's top flight is known.

"Given the doubt that the result of the match has generated, we ask the disciplinary commission of the Dimayor to carry out a rigorous investigation as soon as possible," Acolfutpro, as the association is known, said in a statement.

Neither club was immediately available for comment despite footage of the winning goal having gone viral on social media on Saturday night.

Juventus and Colombia international winger Juan Cuadrado said on Twitter the result demonstrated a "lack of respect."

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