The Guadalajara of the Serbian-Spanish Paunovic defeats Atlas and will face America

The Guadalajara of the Serbian-Spanish Paunovic defeats Atlas and will face America

05/15/2023 at 06:29


The UANL Tigers won the series 5-4 and qualified for the quarterfinals

Monterrey drew the first leg without annotations, and defeated Santos Laguna 2-0

Chivas de Guadalajara led by Serbian-Spanish coach Veljko Paunovic defeated Atlas 1-0 this Sunday and they qualified for the semifinal of the Clausura of Mexican soccer in which they will challenge América.

In the league derby, Chivas will face the Eagles and Monterrey will play against Tigres UANL; in the so-called classic tapatío.

Gilberto Sepúlveda converted a header from a corner kick in the 60th minute and gave the victory to Paunovic’s side, who tied the series 1-1 and entered the phase of the top four for the best position in the regular phase of the championship.

Forced to win after losing 1-0 in the first leg, in the first half, Guadalajara had possession of the ball 60-40 in their favor, but did not register shots on goal.

The game was intense, with Atlas attentive to an opportunity to harm the goalkeeper Miguel Jiménez, which was about to happen in the 38th minute, when the Argentine Julio Furch accepted a serve from Uruguayan Brian Lozano and finished off on goal, but defender Jesús Orozco saved Chivas miraculously.

Chivas tied the series with a goal from Gilberto Sepúlveda’s header from Alexis Vega’s pass, which guaranteed the team qualification.

Atlas closed with great intensity, dominated, but lacked aim. In 88 the goalkeeper Jiménez stopped a shot from Ozziel Herrera and a minute later he saved Chivas again, in a shot by Furch, who in minute 90 smashed a ball into the post.

As if that were not enough, in 93 Jiménez confirmed himself as a hero by clearing a ball from an arrival by Colombian Julián Quiñones.

A few hours earlier, the Tigres UANL led by Uruguayan coach Robert Dante Siboldi were beaten 3-1 at Toluca’s home, but they won the series 5-4 and qualified for the quarterfinals.

On Thursday the Tigres thrashed Toluca 4-1 and, although Toluca was superior this Sunday, Sebastián Córdova scored a goal when the duel was 3-0 and gave Siboldi’s team a pass to the semifinal.

This Saturday, Monterrey, convincingly, and América, with suffering, became the first to qualify for the top four phase.

in his stadium, Monterrey, which drew the first leg without scoring, defeated Santos Laguna 2-0 with goals from Argentines Rogelio Funes Mori and Maximiliano Meza.

The history of América was different, surprisingly surpassed by San Luis, who defeated it 1-2 at the Azteca stadium.

In a show of honor after losing the first leg 1-3, San Luis prevailed with goals from the Spanish Unaí Bilbao and the Brazilian Leo Bonatiniwhile América discounted with a score by Uruguayan Brian Rodríguez that left the series 4-3 in favor of the Azulcremas.

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