Liga MX: América and Santos Laguna draw a hectic match 3-3 on Wednesday

MEXICO CITY. América and Santos Laguna played an incredible match before drawing 3-3.


MEXICO CITY. América and Santos Laguna went through a rollercoaster before drawing 3-3. América was far superior when it came to possession ball (70%)​

The match was played at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Wednesday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. The referee was Fernando Hernández Gómez who had the assistance of Karen Janett Díaz Medina and Michel Ricardo Espinoza Avalos. The 4th official was Jesus Rafael Lopez Valle. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.8 degrees Celsius or 63.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

América was in firm control of the ball 70% while Santos Laguna was struggling with a 30% ball possession.

América was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 30 shots of which 8 were on target. However, this did not suffice for América to win the match​.

América shot 30 times, 8 on target, 22 off target. On the opposite side, Santos Laguna shot 12 times, 8 on target, 4 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to América. On the other side, Santos Laguna received 5 yellow cards (H. Preciado, H. Rodriguez, O. Campos, J. Correa and F. Gorriaran).

After playing this match, América will have 31 points like Monterrey to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Santos Laguna will have 26 points to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    L. Suarez

  • 9'

    H. Martin

  • 17'

    L. Suarez

  • 23'

    H. Preciado

  • 24'

    H. Rodriguez

  • 53'

    S. Reyes

    L. Fuentes

  • 58'

    J. Correa

    E. Aguirre

  • 64'

    H. Preciado

  • 65'

    B. Rodriguez

    J. Rodriguez

  • 66'

    R. Martinez

    D. Valdes

  • 69'

    J. Avila

    L. Suarez

  • 69'

    D. Medina

    H. Preciado

  • 74'

    O. Campos

  • 78'

    A. Lopez

    J. Brunetta

  • 79'

    C. Dominguez

    O. Campos

  • 81'

    F. Vinas

    A. Zendejas

  • 81'

    P. Aquino

    R. Sanchez

  • 87'

    H. Rodriguez (OG)

  • 90'

    J. Correa

  • 90'

    F. Gorriaran

  • 90'

    F. Vinas

    A. Fidalgo

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, América will host Guadalajara on the 18th of September with a 17-15 head to head in favor of América (12 draws).

Santos Laguna will host Juárez on the 19th of September with a 4-0 head to head record in favor of Santos Laguna (2 draws).

América: Formation and Lineups

América started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Fernando Ortiz chose to play with the following team: Guillermo Ochoa (6.6), Miguel Layún (6.8), Néstor Araujo (6.6), Sebastián Cáceres (6.5), Luis Fuentes (6.8), Richard Sánchez (6.5), Álvaro Fidalgo (6.8), Alejandro Zendejas (6.5), Diego Valdés (7.0), Jonathan Rodríguez (6.6) and Henry Martín (7.3).


América made 5 changes: L. Fuentes for S. Reyes (53′), J. Rodriguez for B. Rodriguez (65′), D. Valdes for R. Martinez (66′), A. Zendejas for F. Vinas (81′) and R. Sanchez for P. Aquino (81′).

Top player: Henry Martín

Probably the most impressive player in América was Henry Martín.

His rating is (7.3) with 1 goal, 20 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He hit the woodwork once times.

Santos Laguna: Formation and Lineups

Santos Laguna started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Eduardo Fentanes Orozco played with: Carlos Acevedo (7.1), Carlos Orrantia (7.2), Hugo Rodríguez (7.4), Ronaldo Prieto (7.2), Omar Campos (6.8), Leonardo Suárez (8.4), Fernando Gorriarán (6.8), Alan Cervantes (7.0), Juan Brunetta (6.8), Harold Preciado (7.4) and Eduardo Aguirre (7.0).


Santos Laguna made 5 changes: E. Aguirre for J. Correa (58′), L. Suarez for J. Avila (69′), H. Preciado for D. Medina (69′), J. Brunetta for A. Lopez (78′) and O. Campos for C. Dominguez (79′).

Top player: Leonardo Suárez

The player who no doubt impressed Santos Laguna the most was Leonardo Suárez.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 18 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4.

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