Jesús Sánchez received the ball on the outskirts of the large area and sent a shot placed at the far post of Alfonso Blanco (Video: Fox Sports)
This Monday, the champion León received the Chivas de Guadalajara at the close of matchday 5 of Guard1anes 2021. Despite an own goal by Antonio Briseño, the rojiblancos achieved their first victory of the tournament over the emeralds with scores from Jesús Sánchez, José Juan Macías and Alejandro Mayorga (1-3).
The Sacred Flock arrived in Guanajuato with the urgency of a victory. After four days, they had not achieved a win and only accumulated 2 points out of 12 possible, in addition to dragging two consecutive defeats.RELATED
On the other hand, the Panzas Verdes had calmed the waters when they won last day against Atlético de San Luis. Despite the tight schedule and the suspension of one of their matches, little by little they showed the footballing level that took them to the top in the last tournament.
José Juan Macías found the rebound and only had to push the round to the networks (Video: Fox Sports)
However, the game started stuck in the midfield. As in the first round of a boxing match, both teams were looking forward to what their rival could do with the ball, stalling the game in midfield.
The match looked like it was going to be closed, but an individual play changed the course of the actions (23 ′). In an off-hook, Jesús Sánchez received the ball on the outskirts of the large area and, without seeing other options, he sent a shot placed at the far post of Alfonso Blanco without being able to avoid the score (0-1).
The monarchs of Mexican soccer reacted quickly, pressing the exit from Guadalajara to take advantage of a defensive error (30 ′). The approach paid off because, after an excellent save by Raúl Gudiño, Andrés Mosquera scored the equalizer, but had to be annulled by a clear hand from the defender.
Luis Montes sent a poisonous center that Antonio Briseño, inadvertently, sent the ball into his goal (Video: Fox Sports)
The whistler’s intervention in the goal calmed La Fiera. Although they had control of the ball, the arrivals at the rojiblanco frame were without danger and did not disturb the goalkeeper, who remained like a spectator for the rest of the first half.
But the urged Jalisco team was not satisfied and increased their lead on the scoreboard (45 ′ + 1 ′). Again in a counterattack, Uriel Antuna had the option to score, but Blanco managed to deflect the shot. To his bad luck, José Juan Macías found the rebound and only had to push the round to the nets (0-2).
In the second half, Ignacio Ambriz’s pupils were more vertical in attack to get closer on the cards. Although the visitors were hunting a new attack with their speed, little by little the emeralds were knocking with more intensity on Gudiño’s door.
Alexis Vega sent a diagonal for Alejandro Mayorga who at two times sent a rifle that beat Blanco (Video: Fox Sports)
Curiously, the local target did not come from a player from León, but from Chivas (64 ′). In a free kick, Luis Montes sent a poisonous center that ended up connecting Antonio Briseño, who inadvertently sent the ball into his goal (1-2).
Despite their fortune, the emeralds complicated the rest of the match by an expulsion (72 ′). William Tesillo tried to stop a rojiblanco counterattack with a hard tackle on Hiram Mier, which the whistling Fernando Guerrero did not hesitate to show him the red card.
Even so, the Liga MX champion did not give up, but the verticality of Víctor Manuel Vucetich’s team sentenced the match (84 ′). In a new lash, Alexis Vega reached the baseline and sent a diagonal for Alejandro Mayorga, who at two times sent a rifle that beat Blanco (1-3).
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