Santos Laguna will have to think about the Apertura 2019. Last night he fell by the minimum difference in the Estadio Azteca against the Águilas del América, so he was mathematically eliminated from any possibility of entering the league in the current Liga MX campaign.
A solitary penalty goal converted by the Argentine Víctor Emanuel Aguilera at minute 14, was enough for Coapa to stay with the win on the penultimate day of the Clausura 2019 tournament.
Both teams finished with 10 men, after suffering the expulsions of their respective captains. In the 69th minute, José Javier Abella came up behind the Colombian Roger Martinez, so Jorge Isaac Rojas sanctioned the foul, which he had to check in the VAR and after checking the video several times, he expelled the Veracruz player for a couple of minutes. after.
The whole of the capital for its part was left with a minus 78, after Paul Aguilar was reprimanded by a tough foul in the band on Ayrton Preciado, but the whistle showed him the red after the yellow, considering that he had exceeded in the claim.
In the green rectangle, few chances of goal generated both sets. In the 6th minute, the first dangerous arrival generated by the feathers occurred, when the pampero Aguilera headed a ball that was born in the corner kick, but the ball went just over the crossbar of the goal of Jonathan Orozco.
The game became monotonous, with lack of precision in the passes, without the front santistas had balls in order to disturb an Agustin Marchesín, who spent quiet until the final straight of the first 45 minutes.
And it is that at 41 'a service Arteaga could not be topped with tranquility by Javier Correa in the area and with the mark of the americanist behind, so the shot went weak, so that the excancerbero Santos Laguna, only recosts on his right.
After halftime, Uruguayan coach Guillermo Almada opted for a more offensive proposal. He took out the "Gallito" Vázquez and the "Charal" Orrantia, to make enter in the first minutes of the complement to Diego Valdés and the Ecuadorian Preciado.
The Chilean on a free kick at 59 ', put Marchesin in trouble, but fortunately Agustín Federico, the ball did not have the direction of his bow, so it was only in shock.
At the 63 'Nico Castillo drilled in the verdiblanca behind and had a ball to the way before the departure of Orozco, but the ball crossed over, when it seemed that increased the advantage azulcrema on the scoreboard.
Before the Laguneros stayed with a man less, in the 66th minute, Brian Lozano pulled the trigger on the edge of the area, but his shot did not find the goal. At 79 'Furch finished with the head, but the ball came quietly to the feathered goalkeeper.
Already in the 90th minute, Ulises Rivas looked in vain for the tie, since his shot was stopped in two stages by Marchesín, who was hit with the inertia of the play by Doria, who was reprimanded.
With the victory, the America arrived at 26 points, while the Warriors stagnated with 19 units, in the 12th position of the table. Next Sunday will close its participation in the regular tournament, when they receive the Pumas of the UNAM.
He already plans the Opening
The strategist of Santos Laguna, Guillermo Almada, after the defeat against the America, expressed that they have a lot of work to do and that he already thinks about the Opening 2019 of Liga MX.
"We have a lot of work to do, especially change the football idea, warned the Uruguayan, adding that it is difficult to remove a process of much time in the short span of two weeks.
Although he did not reveal names, he made it clear that the biweekly elements for the next campaign must be committed to the team to improve results and return again to the league.
"We look for players that we like and plan with directive … look elsewhere and there are level players who are attached to the idea," he told the media at Estadio Azteca.
About the game, he acknowledged that at some moments he looked desperate, so in the next season, they look for something different from the first time they were inaccurate, before the good players that America has.
"We had an improvement in the end, we tried more in the second than in the first and we had more intention, but a lot of football is missing".
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