MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brazilian striker Camilo Sanvezzo scored twice and compatriot Tiago Volpi scored a penalty in the same hour as Toluca secured a thrilling 4-3 victory over Santos Laguna on Thursday. , gave Mexico a slight lead. Quarterfinals of the Apertura de México tournament.
In another quarter-final series on Thursday, the Tigres beat Pachuca 1-0 through a penalty from Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac.RELATED
Sanvezzo scored their first goal in the 6th minute and added one in the 73rd minute to tie the game. Volpi has been designated from 11 steps of discounts to give the locals a win.
Paraguayan striker Carlos González headed in the fourth minute for another goal for Toluca, who were sixth in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs after defeating Ciudad Juárez.
Uruguay’s Fernando Gorialan scored a penalty in the 30th minute, Colombia’s Harold Preciado added a header in the 37th minute and Eduardo Aguirre scored for Guerrero in the 49th minute.
Thanks to their position, a win by one goal is enough for the Lagunero team to access the semi-final round.
Warriors coach Eduardo Fentanes said: “Halftime. If so, I’m sure I’ll be able to pull it off,” he said.
The Red Devils, who visit Corona Stadium on Sunday night, need a draw.
“We got a good result in 90 minutes, but it will be heavier, more complicated and more difficult as the team is well managed,” said Scarlett coach Ignacio Ambryz.
Toluca took the lead with a quick goal in a span of two minutes from González with a header and Sanvezzo with a volley inside the area.
Gorialan scored the penalty, Preciado leveled the score with a header from a defender, and Aguirre turned the game around after receiving a cross from the left and firing into the centre.
However, Toluca regained the initiative and dominated the next few minutes, equalizing when Sanvezzo received a cross from the right and passed through the middle of the goal leaving goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo without a chance.
Toluca dominated the final minutes, when Chile’s Jean Meneses sent a cross inside the area, when a defender deflected it for a penalty, and when Volpi converted 4-3 without a hitch. ‘s claims paid off.
In Monterrey, Guignac converted a penalty in the 87th inning to give the Tigres a narrow 1–0 victory over Tuzos.
Gignac reached 29 points in the league, becoming the third-leading scorer in the history of that phase established in the 70s, leaving behind Alberto García Aspe, who finished his career with 28.
With this result, Miguel Herrera’s team will be satisfied with a draw in the second leg at the Hidalgo stadium on Sunday night.
The Felidae team finished in fifth place, one place behind Tuzos, who would advance to the semi-finals with a win.
In a game with few chances, Tigres secured the win when Victor Guzman beat Argentina’s Guido Pizarro inside the area and Gignac converted with a powerful shot to deny Argentine goalkeeper Oscar Ustari a chance. I got it.