Pachuca and Guadalajara On Saturday, they were promoted to the quarter-finals or Guard1anes, after elimination Santos Laguna and Nikaxa, Respectively, in the matches that opened the deciding stage.
Pachuca thrashed 3-0 when visiting Santos ‘Warriors’ with a goal from Colombian Victor Guzman. Oscar Murillo and Roberto de la Rosa.
Guzman scored the first goal in the 36th minute with a precise shot into the area after a cross sent Eric Aguirre From the left sector.
Murillo increased his lead in the 55th minute when he scored without a mark in the small penalty area after the goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo And he refused two shots from Argentine Ismail Sosa.
The visiting team scored the third goal in the 85th minute, with a powerful shot from de la Rosa inside the area, after playing on the wall with the Chilean. Victor Davila.
The players that we showed what a pachuca is, will be a tough opponent for anyone who touches him (in the quarter-finals). The Uruguay coach said, “We will be a team that will fight whatever it is, we will be a very strong opponent, and we will leave our hearts on the field.” Paulo Pizzolano.
at the same time, Chivas de Guadalajara They beat Necaxa 1-0 with a goal by Jess Angolo, who set in the 54th minute with a left-footed shot inside the area after dribbling the opponent.
Can score the so-called “holy herd” earlier, but a shot from Gilberto Sepulveda He collided with the left post in the 42nd minute.
The other two keys to the qualifiers will be decided on Sunday when current champions Monterrey play at home against Puebla, and Tigers Be a competitor Toluca.
Victor Manuel VucetichRogblanco coach assured in a press conference that the toughest is yet to come, and despite winning there will be no room for mistakes in the following matches.
Additionally, the Mexican soccer team congratulated the four great, all ranked finalists, but emphasized that they now have to offer some of the greatest moments in history to the public, according to the site. Chivas Passion.
“The teams we are participating in at the moment that are entering Liguilla were the product of good work done by their managers and players. It is appreciated and we must congratulate all organizations on this aspect. However, I think now comes the most important part of everyone.”
The teams that finished fifth to twelfth at the end of the 17 days of the regular season entered the qualifiers to face one game, and the four winning clubs will move to the places from five to eight, depending on their position on the table. , To play the quarter-finals.
To the quarter-finals, an instance to which the first four places in the general schedule advanced directly at the end of the 17 days of the regular season, they qualified Leon, Bomas Onam, America and Cruz Azul.
The other two additional series will run on Sunday. First among Tigers From the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and The Red Devils in TolucaState of Mexico.
The next match will be between Rayados from Monterrey, Fifth in the final classification, versus squad Puebla, Which will be held at BBVA Stadium in Nuevo León.
* With information from Reuters
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