Pachuca and Guadalajara on Saturday to the final eight or Guard1anes Mexican football tournament league after elimination Santos Laguna and Necaxa, respectively, in the games that opened the playing stage.
Pachuca beat visitors 3-0 to Santos “Warriors” with goals from Colombia’s Víctor Guzmán Mursc of Murillo and Roberto de la Rosa.
Guzmán scored the first in the 36th minute with an accurate shot inside the area after a cross was sent off Erick Aguirre from the left sector.
Murillo increased the lead in the 55th minute when he deflected unmarked in the small area after the keeper Carlos Acevedo He fired two shots from Ismael Sosa of Argentina.
The visiting team scored the third in the 85th minute with a powerful shot from De la Rosa inside the area after making a wall play with the Chile. Victor Davila.
“The players we’ve shown what Pachuca is, he’ll be a tough opponent for whoever gets him (in the last quarters). We’re going to be a team that’s going to fight whoever it is, we’re going to be a really tough opponent, we’re going to leave our hearts on the court, “said Uruguayan’s technical director Paulo Pezzolano.
In the meantime, Chivas of Guadalajara They beat Necaxa 1-0 with a goal from Jesús Ángulo, who deflected in the 54th minute with a left foot shot inside the area after outscoring an opponent.
The so-called “Sacred Flock” might have scored earlier, but the shot of Gilberto Sepulveda the left post struck in the 42nd minute.
The other two keys to the playoffs will be defined on Sunday when current champion Monterrey plays at home against Puebla, and Tigers be an opponent of Toluca.
Victor Manuel Vucetich, technical director of the rojiblanco team, has assured at a press conference that the hardest is yet to come and despite the victory, mistakes will not be allowed in the following games.
He also congratulated the four great Mexican footballers, all distributed to the final stage, but assured that it is now their turn to present to the public some of the greatest moments in history, according to the site Chivas Passion.
“The teams we are currently participating in and going into the Liguilla have been the product of a good job that their respective directors and players have done. It is worthy and all the organizations, for that part, must be congratulated. However, I believe that now is the most important part of all ”.
The teams that occupied fifth place overall were ranked twelfth at the end of the 17 days of the regular season into the playoffs to face a single game, and the four winning clubs will relocate to places five to eight, depending on their position in the table. , to play the finals.
To the finals, an example in which the first four places of the overall table moved directly at the end of the 17 days of the regular season, they applied León, Pumas UNAM, América and Cruz Azul.
The other two re-broadcast series will be played this Sunday. The first among the Tigers from Nuevo León Autonomous University and the Toluca Red Devils, Province of Mexico.
The next match will be between the Rayados of Monterrey, fifth in the final classification, versus band Puebla, to be held at the BBVA stadium in Nuevo León.
* With information from Reuters
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