America showed that it is very far from a level to impose conditions in this start of Liga MX, and that is that after playing a good game against Manchester City in a friendly midweek, this Saturday they fell easily to one of the that had been one of the worst teams in the championship, the Xolos de Tijuana.
“La Jauría” beat America 2-1 in “Mictlán”, and with this the border team got their first victory under the command of Ricardo Valiño, which at the moment takes them away from the last places in the general table, and which confirms a bad start for America among the least productive of the tournament.
The duel at the Caliente stadium started badly for the azulcremas. A penalty against Jorge Sánchez started the hostilities and just at minute 9 there was already an advantage for the locals. It was Lisandro López who got paid in a good way, against a bad shot by Guillermo Ochoa, who jumped to the side very soon and the red and black defender only had to connect with the defeated goalkeeper.
Xolos played some of his best minutes in the championship, and on several occasions he demanded the goalkeeper from the capital. There were balls that the Americanist saga saved on the line or that passed just outside the goal by centimeters, and little by little Xolos got closer to the goal until his insistence paid off. It was Joaquín Alberto Montecinos who made a bad rejection of the center of defense, and with a shot on the edge of the area he scored the second of the night at minute 60.
The Eagles suffered in defense throughout the game against one of the least productive offenses of the tournament, and in their attacking facet they did not produce any danger either, in one of the worst games of Fernando Ortiz’s management against the Eagles.
Thus, América registered its second defeat, stagnating in position 15 in the general table, after a win and a draw. Meanwhile, Xolos surpassed the Eagles for the time being, with the same points but a better goal difference that leaves them in 14th position.
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