MEXICO CITY. América comes back against Puebla with a goal on the G. Silva 60′ and a goal on the E. Gularte 75′. América was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (66%)
The match was played at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Saturday and it started at 7:10 pm local time. The referee was Óscar Mejía García assisted by Jorge Antonio Sánchez Espinoza and Michel Caballero Galicia. The 4th official was Hector Salvador Solorio Arreola. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 17.8 degrees Celsius or 64 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 50%.
América was in firm control of the ball 66% while Puebla was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
América was more pushing with 69 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 5 were on target. However, that was not enough América to win the match.
América shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target. Talking about the opposition, Puebla shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.
América received 1 yellow card (Israel Reyes). On the opposite side, Puebla received 6 yellow cards (Gustavo Ferrareis, Lucas Maia, E. Gularte, Gastón Silva, A. Silva and Fernando Arce).
After this encounter, América will have 3 points like Juárez, Necaxa and León to sit in the 11th place. Talking about the opposition, Puebla will have 4 points like Atlas, Toluca, Guadalajara and Atlético San Luis to sit in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Liga MX, América will play away against Juárez on the 29th of April with a 4-1 head to head stats in favor of América (2 draws).
Puebla will host Tijuana on the 29th of April with a 9-7 head to head stats in favor of Tijuana (7 draws).
América – Formation
América started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Fernando Ortiz decided to play with the following team: Óscar Jiménez, Emilio Lara , Israel Reyes , Néstor Araujo , Salvador Reyes , Richard Sánchez , Álvaro Fidalgo , Alejandro Zendejas , Diego Valdés , Brian Rodríguez and Henry Martín .
The home team had on the bench: Jonathan Dos Santos, Esteban Lozano, Jonathan Rodríguez , Luis Malagón, Leonardo Suárez, Sebastián Cáceres, Roger Martínez , Pedro Aquino, Miguel Layún and Luis Fuentes.
América made 4 changes: Brian Rodríguez for Jonathan Rodríguez (68′), Diego Valdés for Roger Martínez (77′), R. Sánchez for Jonathan dos Santos (78′) and Alejandro Zendejas for Leo Suárez (85′).
Best player: Alejandro Zendejas
The player that probably impressed the most for América was Alejandro Zendejas.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 62 passes (88% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Puebla – Formation
Puebla started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
Nicolás Ricardo Larcamón played with: Antony Silva, Emilio Martínez , Emanuel Gularte , Gastón Silva , Lucas Maia , Diego de Buen , Luis Garcia , Facundo Waller , Federico Mancuello , Gustavo Ferrareis and Martín Barragán .
These were the players on the bench: Raúl Castillo, Ángel Robles, Alberto Herrera, Daniel Álvarez, Fernando Arce Jr., Pablo Parra, Guillermo Martínez , Ivo Vázquez , Daniel Aguilar and Jesús Rodríguez.
Puebla made 4 changes: Luis García for Daniel Aguilar (53′), Lucas Maia for Daniel Álvarez (67′), Gustavo Ferrareis for I. Vázquez (78′) and Martín Barragán for Guillermo Martínez (78′).
Best player: Federico Mancuello
The player that probably impressed the most for Puebla was Federico Mancuello.
His rating iswith 53 passes (79% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 7. He performed 5 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga MX.