Cucuta make history by winning Colombia title
BOGOTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Cucuta made history on Wednesday by winning the Colombian championship for the first time after a 1-1 draw away to Tolima in the second leg of the final.
Cucuta, promoted from the second divison last year and based near the Venezuelan border in the city of the same name, won 2-1 on aggregate to clinch the Clausura tournament, the second of the two championships played in the season.
Tolima, who won their only title in 2003, dominated the first half in front of a capacity 35,000 crowd in Ibague, creating half a dozen chances as Cucuta sat back on their aggregate lead.
The hosts made the breakthrough on the hour when Julian Anchico controlled a cross from Gerardo Vallejo and fired past goalkeeper Robinson Zapata.
Cucuta, whose coach Jorge Luis Pinto will take over the Colombian national side at the start of next year, hit back 16 minutes later when MacNelly Torres exchanged passes with Blas Perez and drilled the ball past Agustin Julio.
Millonarios remain the country's most successful domestic club with 13 titles, followed by America with 12.