This Saturday at University StadiumCruz Azul managed to add three points by beating Tigres 2-3 in the last minute, on Matchday 1 of the 2022 Liga MX Opening Tournament, thanks to the goals of rafael bacathe Paraguayan Angel Romero Y Santiago Gimenezdiscounting the French for the house Florian Thauvin Y Sebastian Cordova.
Although the first minutes were even, tigers had the most dangerous in the area, since after ten minutes Xavier Aquino attended the french Andre-Pierre Gignac so that he fired a strong shot that went over the top; subsequently, Cordova He took a shot at 13′ that was deflected by the defense, but Sebastian Jurado He managed to react to send a corner kick.
However, the response of Machine It was immediate when sending the ball to the back of the net. After a long step on the right side, the charrúa Christian Tabo sent a cross to the area that went down with his head Uriel Antuna what for Roof appeared inside the area and grabbed the round as it came, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance Michael Ortega at minute 17.
After this, the felines went to the front to look for the tie, with Not here taking a shot from outside the area and a Jury diverting correctly; already at 35′, Raymundo Fulgencio centered to the area to find totally only the French Thauvinwho could not finish off with a header, since he put his chest in, losing an unbeatable opportunity to score the equalizer.
The university attempts continued, Thauvin Y Fulgencio They generated danger on the sides, coming at 39 ‘a distant attempt by the former Veracruz, which went off course; in the end, that’s how the first half ended, with a Machine that he stepped on the brake a little and some royals looking for how to open the bolt.
Anyway, the University of Nuevo Leon He got into the match quickly because just two minutes after the complement Thauvin made it 1-1. After a pass from the feline area, the Peruvian louis abram already had possession, but Cordova He insisted until he stole the ball and then filtered towards the world champion who grabbed outside the goal to Jury.
Taking advantage of the state of mind after finding the equalizer, those led by Michael Herrera They kept throwing themselves with everything, with Fulgencio trying to overflow to get a shot that went close to the goal; Despite the harassment applied by the local club, the changes came sending the Colombian Luis Quinones and the brazilian Rafael Carioca by Fulgencio Y vigon.
However, the strategy backfired. Lousebecause after two minutes Blue Cross he went back to the front with a defensive inattention. Carlos Rodriguezwho entered for the second part for Tabófaked to give the ball to Antunawho launched a diagonal that the entire feline defense saw happen until the Paraguayan Rosemary came to close.
When it was more difficult for the university students to find a tie, the tremendous bear of Jury. It was the 74th minute when Cordova He was encouraged to try his shot, which at first had already been stopped by the goalkeeper, but the ball made him a stranger and slipped away, before the incredulous gaze of his teammates.
Those of the Uruguayan Diego Aguirre They were a bit puzzled, but tigers made more changes by sending to Edward the Thirdthe Venezuelan Yeferson Soteldo and the Uruguayan Nicholas Lopez instead of Jesus Angle, Cordova Y Thauvinquickly finding another chance with a header from Quinoneswho failed to connect correctly.
Given this, the cement workers also made changes, with the Chilean taking over Ivan Morales by The Romero Twin with less than ten minutes to go; later, already at 89′, Antuna faced Not here inside the feline area for the Oaxacan to put his body in and score a penalty in favor of Machinewhich specified Santiago Gimenez to get the win.
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