Pachuca and Guadalajara Guard 1 advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mexican football tournament on Saturday after beating the league Santos Laguna and NexaxaRespectively, in the matches that opened the playoffs.
Panchoka beat Santos’ “Warriors” 3-0 with a goal from Colombia’s Vector Guzman Oscar Marillo and Roberto de la Rosa.
Guzman scored the first goal in the 36th minute with a right shot inside the field after being sent off by a cross. Eric Aguirre From the left sector.
Marillo extended the lead in the 55th minute when he defined a goalless goal in the small area. Carlos Acevedo He fired two shots from Argentina’s Ismail Sosa.
The visiting team scored the third goal in the 85th minute after playing a wall against Chile with a powerful shot from inside the area by De La Rosa. Victor Devilla.
“What the players have shown us is that Pachuka will be a tough opponent for anyone who touches him (in the quarter finals). We are going to be a team that is going to fight whatever it is, we are going to be a very strong opponent, we are going to leave our heart on the court, ”said the technical director of Uruguay. Paolo Pezzolona.
Meanwhile, Chivas de Guadalajara They beat Nexa 1-0 with a goal from Jaisa Ingulo, who defined a left-footed shot inside the field after knocking out an opponent in the 54th minute.
The so-called “Sacred Flock” could have scored earlier, but not from the shot Gilberto Sepulveda He hit the left post in the 42nd minute.
The other two keys to the playoffs will be defined on Sunday when defending champions Monterrey play at home against Puebla, and Tigers Let’s be an opponent Toluca.
Victor Manuel Vusetich“The hardest part is yet to come and despite the victory, there will be no room for error in the following games,” Rosiblanco, the team’s technical director, assured in a press conference.
In addition, he congratulated the four great Mexican footballers, all of whom were categorized in the finals, but assured that they now have to share some of the greatest moments of history with the public. Chivas passion.
“The teams we are currently participating in and entering Ligula are the result of a good job done by their respective directors and players. This is a merit and we should congratulate all the organizations for this. However, I think now comes the most important part for everyone.
Playoffs entered the fifth to twelfth teams at the end of the 17th day of the regular season to face the same match, and the four winning clubs will move up eight places to eight depending on their position in the table. , To play quarter finals.
In the quarterfinals, an example in which the top four places in the general table advanced straight to the end of the 17 days of the regular season, they qualified. Lyon, Palmas UNM, USA and Cruz Azul
The other two replay series will be played this Sunday. In the first Tigers The Autonomous University of New Zealand and The red deity of Taluka, State of Mexico.
The next match will be in between Rydos from Monterey, Against the band, fifth in the final classification Puebla, Is being held at the BBVA Stadium in Nuevo.
* With information from Reuters
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