This Wednesday the League of the Grita Mexico 2021 Tournament, of the MX League, where Pumas and América gave away a goalless commitment, in the quarterfinals of Ida, held in the University Olympic Stadium, leaving everything open for next Saturday at the Aztec stadium.
With the elimination of the away goal, the Eagles They went out to defend themselves on someone else’s field, keeping all their lines behind the midfield, leaving the Uruguayan striker very alone Federico Viñas, while the locals showed claw in the first 45 minutes.
At minute 34 there was an approach of the auriazules through the set piece, where Arturo Ortiz headed a ball, which he released Guillermo Ochoa, but quickly got it back; later, at 39 ‘, Palermo made a mistake when returning the ball to the goalkeeper and Viñas took advantage of it to approach the area and release a shot that covered Alfredo Talavera.
The most dangerous of the Ave came at 76 ‘when Henry Martin overflowed on the right side taking out a thuggish diagonal that the Paraguayan connected Richard Sanchez, which passed very close to the university arch; at 80 ‘, it was the turn of National University through a long distance shot of Erik Lira that put Ochoa to work; finally, at 90 + 2 came the last one from the Argentine Favio Alvarez placeholder image, which hit the round in the area passing to one side of the right post.
After the match, the azulcrema coach, the Argentine Santiago Solari, was questioned for his defensive approach, commenting that the League It is a new tournament and that any of the teams involved can win, apart from saying that each duel is different and it is not possible to compare, without forgetting that Universidad Nacional was aggressive at the beginning and they did not let them develop their best game.
“In each game it is a world and it cannot be compared, the game can change a lot, football is like that, when the margin of error is shortened, the time to change the result is shortened. It is a known matter. The tournament starts from back, the positions beyond, that the choice of the fields, which changed the regulation, starts everything back, with the same possibilities for everyone “, said El Indiecito.
“They hit at the beginning, they wouldn’t let us play, but that’s it, it’s part of the game. It was a very serious game on the part of both teams. When the progressions are cut it is normal for players and teams to get upset. It was a very serious game, this part of the tournament that is reopening is very good “, finished the South American.
On the other hand, the DT of the Cougars, the Argentinian Andres Lillini, shared that it is difficult to defeat a rival who defends himself a lot within his area, therefore, he mentioned that he will not give up his idea of attacking for next Saturday, knowing that they are the ones who need the victory, seeking to get his best picture.
“We were all surprised (by America’s approach). Because of how the game was, so close, a goal was decisive and we had five clear options and we couldn’t finish. It is not easy to defeat an opponent who defends a lot in their area and who it closed well. They are one-goal games. I leave with this taste of wanting a rematch. We have no other choice but to win. We know that it lasts 90 minutes and we must be prepared. “exclaimed the strategist.
“They are 50 and 50, I think the chances are divided. At Azteca we have to win because if we don’t stay out and we have to do what Pachuca did. The draw doesn’t help us and we’re not going to get back because otherwise we lose. I have to choose the best from a physical point of view and the group is eager to play. Soccer is like that. We are going to face a very strong team at home “, culminated.
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