This Saturday, America was imposed without difficulties to Mazatlan by a score of 2-0 in the Aztec stadium, thanks to the annotations of the Spanish Alvaro Fidalgo and Fernando Madrigal, with which they reaped 20 points, tying the top and sleeping peacefully the rest of the day since Lion tied and Toluca even if you win you will not be able to reach them.
The novelty in the Azulcremas lineup was the return of the Uruguayan Federico Viñas and the colombian Nicolas Benedetti, who had a good performance, in addition to resting some of the players who participated in the middle of the week with their national teams such as Henry Martin, Sebastian Cordova, Jorge Sanchez and the colombian Roger Martinez, with the first two without seeing action and the remaining two entering relief in the complement.
At minute 17 came the first action by Maraviñas, who tested the Uruguayan goalkeeper from outside the area Nicolas Vikonis, who deflected his shot, apart at 22 ‘, the forward received the ball from behind inside the area, faked and turned around to outwit the defender and finally take a shot that crashed into the crossbar.
Finally at minute 28 came the play that opened the scoring in favor of the locals. Benedetti advanced from midfield, gave the ball to Madrigal on the right wing, who immediately returned the round to the Poeta, who sent a bully diagonal that Fidalgo did not miss to beat the goalkeeper.
Already in the complement, at 71 ‘, came a corner kick charged by Miguel Layún where the Paraguayan Bruno Valdez It hindered the rejection of a defender so that the ball was caught with a volley by Madrigal, who sealed the final 2-0 with great complicity from the Uruguayan goalkeeper who could have done more.
After the second goal of the Coapa team, the game went down because the home team spent it rallying against a rival who did not give more, which left much to be desired because he did not propose anything, remaining with nine points in the twelfth rung of the general table.
After the victory of the Eagles, the Argentine coach Santiago Solari He highlighted the performance of his players, especially Viñas and Benedetti, who have begun to connect with the group after having been away from the fields, apart from accepting that the score could be even wider.
“The team wins it. Fede, we were waiting for him, the other day he played the friendly match with Chivas in the United States, this season he had been stumbling a lot and worked hard and today it has been demonstrated, he missed the goal, he was close. And Nico, we’re very happy with him, I’m glad to see him with rhythm, happy and competing. All the players and they have done well. “declared El Indiecito.
“It’s part of our job, the definition. Today the stick denied Fede the goal, that goal was shaking with that fantastic shoe. Then he had one in the second half that the goalkeeper takes him out very well, but he was there, there were others Occasions and that is important, of course to specify them, we have completed two and we are happy with the victory. We played a good game, we were good, it took us a bit to open it and maybe we could put ourselves ahead in the first half “added.
On the other hand, the Spanish Beñat San José, Cañoneros coach, admitted that they are a limited squad and that they are waiting for another reinforcement, he also had no qualms about accepting that the America it was totally superior.
“If the club sees fit, due to all the movements that the market entails, to bring a player who adds us, because obviously we are a very short squad and then he will be welcome. We will see until the last day of the market”, expressed the European.
“The first half cost us with the ball, although we know that America in their stadium forms a high level, but it makes us angry because they just scored the goal the way we had worked and studied, those low centers. We have to close those doors from the area, we got lost because defensively we were very good, very solid “, ended.
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