Sunday 25 April 2021 | 20:56
City of Juarez- Braves de Juárez showed once again that they already knew how to get into enemy territory in good numbers in 90 minutes, but at the same time it was clear that they still hadn’t learned how to be effective at the final touch, the one that allows them to score goals and last night they were defeated. 1-0 by Gallos de Querétaro under torrential rain at Corregidora Stadium.
As has been the custom since the start of the 2021 Liga MX Clausura League, a corner kick error allowed Queretaro to find the only goal of the match in the 68th minute. Hugo Silvera ended Flavio Santos’s defense. In his attempt to block Gallus’ player, he slipped and this allowed Silvera to have no problems sending the ball into the back of the net.
Despite this defeat and even if they lost to Toluca on Friday, the Braves would still be 16th at the division table, meaning they would have to pay 50 million pesos to stay in the extreme circuit of Mexican soccer.
Before receiving the goal, the Braves had achieved no fewer than five attacking endings in the second half. When they saw themselves on the scoreboard, they didn’t drop their arms and kept trying to find the equalizer, even in extra time, Spanish defender Paul Garcia stepped into the opponent’s area, receiving a filtered pass in search of a midfield service. On the goal line, but the service was too long.
The arrival of the first brave in the match came in the third minute with a long shot from Marco Fabian that passed over the bar. Ten minutes later, goalkeeper Ivan Vásquez Milado saved the Juarensee team by blocking a powerful shot from Angel Sepulveda from below, who hit the part inside the big area.
Joaquín Esquivel finished in a very tepid manner a midfield pass over a large area in the 16th minute and three minutes later it was the turn for Flavio Santos, whose shot went wide after a series of passes scattered on the left wing.
Juarense dominated the game after 25 minutes of play, with many coming in attack, but again without being able to finish the match with a goal. In the 32nd minute, under the rain, Marco Fabian received the ball at the edge of the large area and practiced his shot, striking the ball with a cancellation, and striking the rope, but he did not touch the ball and crossed the bar.
On Friday, the Juarense team concludes its participation in this tournament as host to the Toluca Red Devils, who yesterday beat America 3-1. The match is scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm.
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