Ángel Mena gives León a draw against Atlas

Ángel Mena gives León a draw against Atlas

01/20/2022 at 07:04


The Ecuadorian Ángel Mena scored this Wednesday his first goal of the year in the Leon draw, 1-1 with champion Atlas, in a match that was pending on the first day of the Closure of Mexican soccer. Ore scored for the Lion of Argentine coach Ariel Holán and Edgar Zaldivar he rescued the tie for Diego Cocca’s Atlas.

The two teams had opportunities to open the scoring at the start of the game, but goalkeepers Camilo Vargas, a Colombian from Atlas, and Rodolfo Cota, a Mexican from León, made timely saves. Atlas was close to scoring in the 9th minute with a shot by Argentine Franco Troyanski and an immediate shot to the post by Aldo Rocha and León created danger with the Uruguayan Federico Martínez, in the 13th, however it was Mena who put the 1- 0 when taking a penalty.

The visiting team created danger with the Argentine Hugo Nervo in the injury time of the initial half and started the second half at a good pace, in which they equalized with a highly difficult goal by Édgar Zaldívar, after a service by Jairo Torres . Los Rojinegros stood up well, dominated in the middle of the field and stopped the rival. At the close of the duel, Atlas gave the ball to León, but kept order and guaranteed the equalizer at his opponent’s home.

Atlas reached a victory, a draw and four points and appears in sixth place, above León, tenth in the standings after two draws. The Closing will continue from this Thursday with the third day that will have the San Luis-Juárez FC matches, on Thursday 20; Mazatlan-Toluca, on Friday the 21st; Guadalajara-Querétaro, León-Pachuca, América-Atlas and Monterrey-Cruz Azul, on Saturday 22; and Pumas UNAM-Tigres UANL and Santos Laguna-Necaxa, on Sunday 23. Tijuana’s visit to Puebla will be pending, postponed due to numerous cases of COVID-19 in Tijuana’s ranks.

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