Liga MX: Atlas seizes a 2-1 win against Mazatlán 2-1

GUADALAJARA. Atlas overcame Mazatlán to win 2-1. A goal from N. Benedetti was decisive in the 85min.

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GUADALAJARA. Atlas beat Mazatlán to win 2-1. A goal from N. Benedetti was decisive in the 85min. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Atlas to strike first with a goal of Julio Furch at the 61′. Then Julián Quiñones scored again for Atlas in the 74′ minute with a penalty. Eventually, Nicolás Benedetti reduced the distance for Mazatlán with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

The match was played at the Estadio Jalisco stadium in Guadalajara on Thursday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. The referee was Ismael Rosario Lopez Peñuelas with the assistance of José de Jesús Baños Caballero and Mauricio Nieto Torres. The 4th official was Jesus Rafael Lopez Valle. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.1 degrees Celsius or 60.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 55%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Atlas was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Mazatlán that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.

Mazatlán was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 2 were on target. Still, Atlas found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Atlas shot 21 times, 9 on target, 12 off target. Regarding the opposition, Mazatlán shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Atlas received 3 yellow cards (Aldo Rocha, Luis Reyes and Julián Quiñones). On the opposite side, Mazatlán received 2 yellow cards (Ariel Nahuelpán and Jorge Padilla).

After this match, Atlas will have 0 points like León, Mazatlán, Necaxa, Juárez, Monterrey, Santos Laguna, Puebla and Toluca to move down in the 2nd place. On the other side, Mazatlán will stay with 0 points like Atlas, León, Necaxa, Juárez, Monterrey, Santos Laguna, Puebla and Toluca to move up in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 34'
    34'

    O. Herrera (Goal Disallowed)

  • 46'
    46'

    Ariel Nahuelpán

  • 59'
    59'

    Jorge Padilla

  • 59'
    59'

    Aldo Rocha

  • 61'
    61'

    Julio Furch

  • 64'
    64'

    Marco Fabián

    Josué Colmán

  • 64'
    64'

    Aké Loba

    Ariel Nahuelpán

  • 69'
    69'

    Brian Lozano

    Edison Flores

  • 69'
    69'

    Edgar Zaldívar

    Jeremy Márquez

  • 73'
    73'

    Julián Quiñones (Penalty Confirmed)

  • 74'
    74'

    Julián Quiñones (Penalty)

  • 79'
    79'

    Enrique Cedillo

    Néstor Vidrio

  • 79'
    79'

    Omar Fernando Moreno Villegas

    Yoel Bárcenas

  • 79'
    79'

    Miguel Sansores

    Roberto Meraz

  • 85'
    85'

    Nicolás Benedetti

  • 88'
    88'

    Gaddi Aguirre

    O. Herrera

  • 88'
    88'

    Jaziel Martínez Huerta

    Aldo Rocha

  • 88'
    88'

    C. Trejo

    O. Herrera

  • 90'
    90'

    Luis Reyes

  • 90'
    90'

    Julián Quiñones

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, Atlas will play away against Querétaro on the 22nd of January with a 15-8 head to head stats in favor of Atlas (5 draws).

Mazatlán will host Santos Laguna on the 21st of January with a 3-1 head to head record in favor of Santos Laguna (1 draw).

Atlas: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Diego Martín Cocca Pera chose to play with the following team: Camilo Vargas (5.9), José Abella (6.8), Anderson Santamaría (7.4), Hugo Nervo (7.0), Luis Reyes (6.4), Jonathan Herrera (6.4), Aldo Rocha (6.2), Jeremy Márquez (6.9), Edison Flores (7.4), Julián Quiñones (8.0) and Julio Furch (7.3).

Substitutes

Atlas made 5 changes: Edison Flores for Brian Lozano (69′), Jeremy Márquez for Edgar Zaldívar (69′), O. Herrera for Gaddi Aguirre (88′), Aldo Rocha for Jaziel Martínez Huerta (88′) and O. Herrera for C. Trejo (88′).

Top player: Julián Quiñones

Probably the most impressive player in Atlas was Julián Quiñones.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 23 passes (65% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 3 crosses.

Mazatlán: Formation and Lineups

Mazatlán started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

On the other side, Gabriel Esteban Caballero Schiker played with: Ricardo Gutierrez (7.6), Jorge Padilla (6.9), Néstor Vidrio (6.1), Efrain Orona (6.8), Raúl Sandoval (6.6), Yoel Bárcenas (7.0), Jefferson Intriago (6.4), Roberto Meraz (6.4), Josué Colmán (6.1), Nicolás Benedetti (7.3) and Ariel Nahuelpán (6.5).

Mazatlán could not rely on the presence of Enrique Cedillo (injured).

Substitutes

Mazatlán made 5 changes: Josué Colmán for Marco Fabián (64′), Ariel Nahuelpán for Aké Loba (64′), Néstor Vidrio for Enrique Cedillo (79′), Yoel Bárcenas for Omar Fernando Moreno Villegas (79′) and Roberto Meraz for Miguel Sansores (79′).

Best player: Ricardo Gutierrez

The player that probably impressed the most for Mazatlán was the goalkeeper: Ricardo Gutierrez. His rating is 7.55. He performed 7 saves.

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