América did not have a field day at the Azteca Stadium. In the match on matchday 6 of the Liga MX against Xolos de Tijuana, the Eagles were demanded in a dense match without great lights. However, with a penalty goal by Sebastián Córdova in the last minutes and another by Renato Ibarra, the capital’s team got all three points.
We didn’t even see him in the first half because Xolos de Tijuana’s offense performed very poorly. His defense worked so well that Ochoa hardly had a job or had to intervene.
Since he came back from Japan, the right-back looks more solid and plugged-in. He had a good defensive performance and joined the attack when he could.
Ema reappeared after his expulsion and was seen in good rhythm. The Argentine central defender is very close to Bruno Valdez. The veteran footballer showed his experience and showed that this semester he is at a very good level.
The Paraguayan center-back has returned to having that great level that distinguished him. Valdez has a magnet on his head and wins all the balls overhead.
He started the duel as a left back. The former Puebla footballer looks more collaborative and dangerous when he plays further ahead. When they allowed him to go further to the front, he looked much better.
Pedro Aquino is America’s most constant player in this tournament. The Peruvian midfielder does everything well. It is the engine of the Eagles in the middle of the field. Aquino brings balance to this squad.
In the first half he took a free kick and crashed the ball into the post. It did not look like on other occasions, but it had a more than acceptable performance. He was distinguished by sacrifice.
The Eagles winger was intense, willful and eager to create danger, but fell short. He went out of exchange in the second half.
Córdova did not appear in the first half. The talented midfielder must be more consistent. In the last minutes he appeared to score the penalty that meant 1-0. More is expected of him.
The Colombian attack is very participatory and eager to regret, however, it still has some vices, such as dropping when it can try a better play.
In the first half, his teammates almost did not supply him with balls and, for the same reason, he did not participate. Henry Martín did not shine in the complement and left his place to Renato Ibarra in the complement.
The Spanish creative entered the second half when the game was at its tightest. He was not very fine in the minutes he played.
The Ecuadorian returned to play with the Eagles and made a difference almost immediately. Renato Ibarra took advantage of the fact that in the final minutes Xolos was desperate and had one less player to score 2-0.
The Uruguayan striker came in at the end of the match in place of Roger Martínez. In his first play he looked for a ball inside the area and caused a penalty in the 88th minute.