The emerald squad finishes in tenth place and will face Cruz Azul in the Azteca. For his part, Xolos says goodbye by finishing in 15th position.
LEON (ESPN) — León missed the opportunity to ensure local status in the Repechage after drawing 2-2 against Tijuanawho said goodbye to the Opening 2022. For the emeralds, who will be measured at Blue Cross in reclassification, they scored Lucas Di Yorio y Alfonso Alvaradowhile for Only they did it Lucas Rodriguez y Renato Ibarra.
The emotions were present from the two minutes of play, at which time Joel Campbell stopped in front of Jonathan Orozco, whom he tried to beat with a deflected shot, which ended up being a pass to Lucas Di Yoriowho was unable to push the ball into the net.
Visitors disturbed the arch of Rodolfo Cota with two approaches, including the first, at minute seven, ended in a goal Alexis Canelobut it was annulled and later, at 14′, Federico Lértora was centimeters away from drilling the emerald goal with a cross shot.
The controversy appeared at 17′, when Steven Barreiro He left his central defense position to join the attack and take a right hand that slipped into the corner before Jonathan Orozco’s flight, but Louis Henry Santanderafter consulting the WASdecided to annul it due to an offside by Víctor Dávila at the beginning of the play.
Lucas Di Yorio closed the first half with two other options to score, the first, at 24′ was wasted after facing Jonathan Orozco and the second, at 38′, ended in the net, but the WAS again appeared to annul it for Yairo Moreno out of place, who would have hindered the goalkeeper’s vision of Only.
Finally, without the intervention of the WAS, León opened the scoring at 51′ thanks to an error in the exit by Jonathan Orozco, who gave the ball to Joel Campbell, a footballer who immediately gave in to Lucas Di Yorioattacker who beat the visitors’ goalkeeper.
Tijuana he tied it with a combination of Fabián Castillo and Lucas Rodríguez, who had jumped off the substitute bench. The Colombian penetrated the emerald defense with his speed and sent a cross so that the Argentine only pushed the ball into the net at 67′.
Jonathan Orozco he redeemed himself after the mistake with two saves in less than two minutes to prevent his bow from falling again. At 78′, the goalkeeper reduced to cover the shot of Yairo Moreno and at 80′, he dived to his left to save Luis Montes’ shot.
Already in the added time, the emeralds paid dearly for an error at the start of Yairo Morenowho lost the ball against Lucas Rodríguez, who sent for Fabián Castillo, a footballer who initially went on to Renato Ibarrathe one in charge of pushing the ball into the nets.
León He managed to react in the last action of the match to tie the game with a score of Alfonso Alvaradowho finished off with a header after a corner kick, but it did little for the emeralds to climb positions in the general table.