The Eagles beat the Gallos Blancos with a goal from Emilio Lara
Ortiz’s men are third after their great winning streak and are two points behind the leader, Monterrey, who lost to Guadalajara
The Eagles of America won this Tuesday by 0-1 to the White Roosters of Queretaro and added their fifth victory in a row in the Apertura 2022 tournament of Mexican soccer. In an early match of the sixteenth day of the championship, Emilio Lara scored for the Águilas, who climbed to third place in the standings with 19 points, two away from tying the leaders Rayados del Monterrey. Querétaro is in last place in the classification with 7.
América was the dominator of possession in the first half with 64%, but suffered to open up the iron defense of the Roosters. The only shot on goal that the Eagles managed was in the 21st minute, when Alejandro Zendejas finished off and the goalkeeper Antonio Rodríguez rejected. Meanwhile, Querétaro bet on the counterattack and in minute 37 Pablo Barrera bothered goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa with a shot that was stopped by the goalkeeper of the Mexican team.
The Eagles were once again the team that had the ball the longest in the second half, however they were only able to score once. In minute 48, the Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez, from the left wing, crossed a serve to the area that Henry Martín headed so that emilio lara, throwing himself to the ground, will mark the 0-1. In the final 15 minutes, América ceded control of the match to Querétaro, who came close to equalizing with mid-range shots from Ángel Sepúlveda, in the 74th minute, and Argentine Leonardo Sequeira, in the 82nd minute.
Two hours earlier, the Peruvian Santiago Ormeno scored the goal with which the Chivas from Guadalajara they won by 1-0 to the leader Monterey.
The advanced matches of the sixteenth day will continue this Wednesday with the visit of the Tigres UANL to the Pumas UNAM. This Thursday, Pachuca will host two-time champion Atlas and Tijuana will host Santos Laguna. The Mx League decided that these matches would be played earlier so as not to harm the Mexican team on the FIFA day in September, in which they will face Peru and Colombia.