Liga MX: América defeats Puebla 3-2

MEXICO CITY. América overcome Puebla.

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MEXICO CITY. América defeated Puebla.

The match was played at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Saturday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez who had the assistance of Michel Alejandro Morales Morales and Andrés Hernández Delgado. The 4th official was Óscar Macías Romo. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 26.6 degrees Celsius or 79.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 13%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. América was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Puebla that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Puebla was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. Still, América succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.​

América shot 18 times, 6 on target, 12 off target. On the other side, Puebla shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

América received 1 yellow card (A. Zendejas). On the opposite side, Puebla received 4 yellow cards (M. Araujo, J. Segovia, A. Silva and J. Salas).

After playing this match, América will have 26 points like Puebla, Guadalajara and Monterrey to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Puebla will stay with 26 points like América, Guadalajara and Monterrey to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 30'
    30'

    M. Araujo

  • 33'
    33'

    A. Zendejas

  • 34'
    34'

    J. Segovia

  • 42'
    42'

    H. Martin

  • 45'
    45'

    I. Reyes

  • 46'
    46'

    D. Aguilar

    F. Mancuello

  • 56'
    56'

    A. Silva

  • 57'
    57'

    D. Valdes (Penalty)

  • 62'
    62'

    M. Barragan

    G. Ferrareis

  • 62'
    62'

    J. Cortizo

    D. De Buen

  • 74'
    74'

    A. Zendejas

  • 75'
    75'

    M. Layun

    A. Zendejas

  • 81'
    81'

    R. Martinez

    H. Martin

  • 81'
    81'

    J. dos Santos

    A. Fidalgo

  • 81'
    81'

    S. Reyes

    R. Martinez

  • 85'
    85'

    Lucas Jaques

    M. Araujo

  • 85'
    85'

    G. Martinez

    P. Parra

  • 88'
    88'

    J. Salas

  • 90'
    90'

    J. Otero

    D. Valdes

  • 90'
    90'

    F. Aristeguieta (Penalty)

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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 (7.1), Jorge Sánchez (6.9), Bruno Valdez (7.1), Sebastián Cáceres (6.2), Luis Fuentes (6.4), Pedro Aquino (7.1), Álvaro Fidalgo (7.4), Alejandro Zendejas (7.8), Diego Valdés (8.4), Roger Martínez (6.9) and Henry Martín (7.5).

Substitutes

América made 4 changes: A. Zendejas for M. Layun (75′), H. Martin for R. Martinez (81′), A. Fidalgo for J. dos Santos (81′) and R. Martinez for S. Reyes (81′).

Top player: Diego Valdés

Probably the most impressive player in América was Diego Valdés.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 17 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 6 crosses.

Puebla: Formation and Lineups

Puebla started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the opposite side, Nicolás Ricardo Larcamón played with: Antony Silva (6.0), Emanuel Gularte (6.4), Diego de Buen (6.3), Juan Pablo Segovia (6.8), Gustavo Ferrareis (6.8), Javier Salas (6.1), Federico Mancuello (6.3), Israel Reyes (7.7), Maximiliano Araújo (5.8), Fernando Aristeguieta (7.1) and Pablo Parra (7.0).

Substitutes

Puebla made 5 changes: F. Mancuello for D. Aguilar (46′), G. Ferrareis for M. Barragan (62′), D. De Buen for J. Cortizo (62′), M. Araujo for Lucas Jaques (85′) and P. Parra for G. Martinez (85′).

Top player: Israel Reyes

The player who no doubt impressed Puebla the most was Israel Reyes.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 27 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9.

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