América reaches the semifinal after beating Puebla 5-1

América reaches the semifinal after beating Puebla 5-1

10/16/2022 at 07:44


Monterrey thrashed Cruz Azul 3-0

The UANL Tigers will visit Pachuca this Sunday

The Eagles of America were confirmed this Saturday as the first favorite to win the Apertura title of Mexican football, once again thrashing Puebla, now 5-1 and qualifying for the semifinals of the championship.

After winning 1-6 at their rival’s stadium last Wednesday, America took the duel back seriously and passed over Puebla to win the series 11-2.

The Uruguayan Brian Rodríguez, the Mexican Henry Martín, the Colombian Roger Martínez, the Spanish Álvaro Fidalgo and the Mexican Miguel Layún converted for the azulcremas of the Argentine coach Fernando Ortiz, while the Uruguayan Maximiliano Araujo discounted for the visitors the Argentine coach Nicolás Larcamón.

Determined to put on a better face after being crushed at home, Puebla stood up well and was close to opening the scoring, with an arrival in the area by Araujo, who shot from one side.

America opened the scoring with a left-footed goal by Rodríguez, in the 21st minute, to a pass from Martínez, who six minutes later assisted Martín, lethal in the shot, making it 2-0.

Maximiliano Araujo discounted by taking advantage of a mistake by defender Néstor Araujo and converting over goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoahowever, in the 51st minute, Martínez made it 3-1, with a right foot from outside the area, and in the 60th minute, Fidalgo shook off four men and scored the fourth with a crossed right foot.

still in 85 Layún scored a penalty to close the account in favor of the Eagleswho went through to the quarterfinals as the first seed, after having led the regular phase.

A couple of hours before Monterrey thrashed Cruz Azul 3-0 and became the first team secured in the top four stage.

The Argentines Germán Berterame and Rogelio Funes Mori and the Mexican Jesús Gallardo turned into a match whose result did not reflect what happened on the field, but It was a consequence of the lack of creativity of the Bluesand especially his lousy aim.

Monterrey took advantage with a goal from Berterame, with a header from a corner kick; increased advantage with a left-footed shot from a pass from his compatriot Claudio Kranevitter and ended the series with a goal from Gallardo, left-footed in minute 94.

This Sunday the UANL Tigers will visit Pachucawhom they defeated 1-0 last Thursday and Toluca will enter the home of Santos Laguna in a series that they lead 4-3.

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