In an even match that was only resolved in the 87th minute with a goal from Matty Cash, the Colombian striker was one of the most outstanding players for the visitor.
He started his first game in this tournament as the only striker on the mixed roster. From the start he was able to unbalance with his power in the area. At 7 minutes he tried a left-footed shot at the near post, which was cleared into the corner by goalkeeper Tom Glover of Middlesbrough.
After half an hour he found space to take another mid-distance left foot shot controlled by the goal with his left hand.
In total, he had three shots on goal, won one of the three duels, and had 80 percent effectiveness in his passes. He was exhausted at 69′. He was replaced by Ollie Watkins.
In the fourth round he will have a rival to be defined.
Aston Villa’s next match will be on Sunday, January 14 in the Premier League. He will visit Everton on the 21st.
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