Liga MX: Juárez tops Pumas UNAM 3-1

CIUDAD JUáREZ. Juárez prevails over Pumas UNAM 3-1.

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CIUDAD JUáREZ. Juárez prevails over Pumas UNAM 3-1. Pumas UNAM lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez stadium in Ciudad Juárez on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Quintero Huittrón who had the assistance of Christian Kiabek Espinosa Zavala and Michel Ricardo Espinoza Avalos. The 4th official was Joaquín Alberto Vizcarra Armenta. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 26.1 degrees Celsius or 78.91 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 30%.​

Match Statistics

Pumas UNAM was in firm control of the ball 56% while Juárez was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Pumas UNAM was more aggressive with 40 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 1 were on target. Nevertheless, Juárez succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Juárez shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Pumas UNAM shot 23 times, 1 on target, 22 off target.


Juárez received 3 yellow cards (F. J. Nevarez Pulgarin, G. Fernandez and M. Garcia). On the opposite side, Pumas UNAM received 6 yellow cards (L. Lopez, J. Dinenno, C. S. Huerta Valera, C. Gutierrez, N. Freire and D. de Oliveira Barbosa).

Also, Pumas UNAM didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after N. Freire (Pumas UNAM) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).

After this contest, Juárez will have 16 points like Tijuana to stay in the 14th place. On the opposite side, Pumas UNAM will stay with 14 points to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    J. Duenas

  • 18'

    F. J. Nevarez Pulgarin

  • 24'

    L. Lopez

  • 25'

    J. Dinenno

  • 33'

    D. de Oliveira Barbosa

  • 36'

    A. Arribas

    E. Velazquez

  • 42'

    G. Fernandez

  • 45'

    C. S. Huerta Valera

  • 46'

    H. Meritao

    L. Lopez

  • 61'

    M. Lainez

    D. Machis

  • 62'

    V. Alvarado

    F. J. Nevarez Pulgarin

  • 65'

    J. Ruvalcaba

    C. S. Huerta Valera

  • 65'

    G. Del Prete

    J. Caicedo

  • 67'

    G. Fernandez

  • 75'

    M. Garcia

    D. Garcia

  • 83'

    J. Rodriguez

    P. Bennevendo

  • 83'

    C. Gutierrez

    E. Velarde

  • 84'

    M. Garcia

  • 86'

    C. Gutierrez

  • 90'

    N. Freire

  • 90'

    D. de Oliveira Barbosa

  • 90'

    N. Freire

  • 90'

    A. Medina

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Juárez: Formation and Lineups

Juárez started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Rolando Hernán Cristante Mandarino chose to play with the following team: Alfredo Talavera (7.8), Francisco Nevarez (6.7), Emiliano Velázquez (6.8), Carlos Salcedo (6.6), Maximiliano Olivera (7.4), Alan Medina (7.4), Denzell Garcia (6.7), Fernando Arce Jr. (6.7), Jesús Dueñas (7.7), Gabriel Fernández (7.2) and Darwin Machís (6.7).


Juárez made 4 changes: E. Velazquez for A. Arribas (36′), D. Machis for M. Lainez (61′), F. J. Nevarez Pulgarin for V. Alvarado (62′) and D. Garcia for M. Garcia (75′).

Best player: Alfredo Talavera

The player that probably impressed the most for Juárez was the goalkeeper: Alfredo Talavera. His rating is 7.83. He performed 7 saves.

Pumas UNAM: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Andrés Luciano Lillini played with: Julio González (5.8), Pablo Bennevendo (6.5), Arturo Ortiz (7.1), Nicolás Freire (6.4), Efraín Velarde (5.9), Eduardo Salvio (6.8), José Caicedo (6.2), Leonel López (7.0), Cesar Huerta (6.8), Diogo (7.2) and Juan Dinenno (7.2).

Pumas UNAM could not rely on the presence of D. de Oliveira Barbosa (injured).


Pumas UNAM made 5 changes: L. Lopez for H. Meritao (46′), C. S. Huerta Valera for J. Ruvalcaba (65′), J. Caicedo for G. Del Prete (65′), P. Bennevendo for J. Rodriguez (83′) and E. Velarde for C. Gutierrez (83′).

Top player: Diogo

The player who no doubt impressed Pumas UNAM the most was Diogo.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 21 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10.

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