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Atlético Ottawa Better Valor FC, 2-0

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May 5, 2024 – Canadian Premier League (CPL)
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Atlético Ottawa forward Rubén del Campo celebrates his second CPL goal of the season
Atlético Ottawa forward Rubén del Campo celebrates his second CPL goal of the season
(Atletico Ottawa, Credit: Tim Austen / Freestyle Photography)


OTTAWA, ON – Atlético Ottawa sits atop the Canadian Premier League (CPL) standings as its unbeaten start to the season continued with a convincing victory over Valor FC on Sunday. First-half goals from Rubén del Campo and Gabriel Antinoro gave Ottawa three points in another match that saw thousands of football fans show up despite rainy conditions.

KEY MOMENTS

Atlético Ottawa climbed to the top of the Canadian Premier League and remains undefeated in 2024 (3-1-0).

Rubén del Campo gave Atlético the lead (19′) with a left-footed volley into the bottom corner from a set piece.

Exciting young talent Gabriel Antinoro doubled Ottawa’s lead, reacting quickest in the penalty area to convert Kris Twardek’s (32′) cross.

Ottawa put on another domain display, defending from the front as they won possession seven (7) times in Valour’s final third.

Both goals Atlético’s goals were scored from set pieces, using a free kick for the opening goal and a throw-in for the second.

This was Ottawa’s first clean sheet in the CPL this season in a strong defensive display that saw goalkeeper Nathan Ingham return between the sticks.

Ingham made two (2) saves with passing accuracy (85.4%) as Atleti built confidently from the back.

Abou Sissoko played a dominant role in midfield, appearing in fourteen matches (the most on the team) and winning seven (7).

Sissoko also won three of his four tackles and also regained possession two (2) times in the final third.

Gabriel Antinoro made his first start of the season and impressed on the right flank.

Antinoro was replaced by fellow u21 player Zach Roy in the 80th minute.

U21 minutes so far this season: 134/2000

Atlético Ottawa returns to action with a third match in seven days at TD Place, facing Pacific FC in the quarterfinals of the TELUS Canadian Championship on Wednesday, May 8.

This is a two-legged quarter-final, with the team advancing facing the winner of Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Cavalry FC stands.

Attendance: 3,886

OTHER NEWS

With a record victory last week, Atlético Ottawa defeated Valor FC 7-0 in the preliminary round of the Canadian Championship. Click here to read more.

This week, Atlético Ottawa announced the signing of Spanish defender Dani Morer. Click here to read more.

Atlético Ottawa’s local duo, Matteo de Brienne and Luca Piccioli, visited CBC Morning Radio to discuss their journey from Barrhaven to Atlético Ottawa, via MLS academies and Carleton Ravens. Click here to listen.

Atlético Ottawa has launched a ‘weather guarantee’ that will ensure that any new fan whose professional football experience has been affected by the weather can come back and experience the beautiful game in all its glory.

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