Liga MX: León recovers a 0-1 deficit to overcome Necaxa 2-1

LEóN DE LOS ALDAMAS. León succeeded in turn the table against Necaxa to win 2-1.

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LEóN DE LOS ALDAMAS. León found a way to turn the table against Necaxa to win 2-1. It was Necaxa to strike first with an early goal of Facundo Batista at the 9′. Then it was a goal in the 64′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Ángel Mena gave the win to León in the 67′ minute with a goal. León took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the Estadio León stadium in León de los Aldamas on Monday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. The referee was Brian Omar González Veles with the support of Marco Antonio Bisguerra Mendiola and Michel Caballero Galicia. The 4th official was Edgar Ulises Rangel Araújo.

Match Statistics

León was in firm control of the ball 58% while Necaxa was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

León was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons León won the match.

León shot 18 times, 5 on target, 13 off target. Talking about the opposition, Necaxa shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

León received 1 yellow card (Osvaldo Rodríguez). Talking about the opposition, Necaxa received 1 yellow card (Josecarlos van Rankin).

After playing this encounter, León will have 0 points like Necaxa and Mazatlán to move down in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Necaxa will stay with 0 points like León and Mazatlán to stay in the 17th place.

Match Events

  • 9'
    9'

    Facundo Batista (Penalty)

  • 41'
    41'

    Josecarlos van Rankin

  • 45'
    45'

    Víctor Dávila (Goal Disallowed)

  • 60'
    60'

    Juan Pablo Domínguez Chonteco

    Brayan Garnica

  • 60'
    60'

    Edgar Méndez

    R. Monreal

  • 62'
    62'

    Iván Moreno

    H. Uribe

  • 64'
    64'

    Víctor Dávila

  • 67'
    67'

    Ángel Mena

    Iván Moreno

  • 73'
    73'

    Diego Gómez

    Damián Batallini

  • 73'
    73'

    Milton Giménez

    Fernando Madrigal

  • 79'
    79'

    Osvaldo Rodríguez

  • 81'
    81'

    Lucas Romero

    Yairo Moreno

  • 81'
    81'

    Joel Campbell

    Ángel Mena

  • 86'
    86'

    Heriberto Jurado

    J. Esquivel

  • 88'
    88'

    Paul Bellón

    Stiven Barreiro

  • 89'
    89'

    Alfonso Alvarado

    Víctor Dávila

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, León will play away with Pumas UNAM on the 22nd of January with a 11-8 head to head statistic in favor of León (4 draws).

Necaxa will host Cruz Azul on the 22nd of January with a 11-7 head to head stats in favor of Cruz Azul (5 draws).

León: Formation and Lineups

León started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

The manager Nicolás Ricardo Larcamón chose to play with the following team: Rodolfo Cota (6.6), Hector Uribe (6.1), Jaine Barreiro (6.4), Fidel Ambríz (6.8), William Tesillo (6.6), Osvaldo Rodríguez (6.7), Ángel Mena (8.4), Yairo Moreno (6.8), José Rodríguez (6.9), Victor Dávila (7.1) and Lucas Di Yorio (6.8).

León could not rely on the presence of Paul Bellón (injured).

Substitutes

León made 5 changes: H. Uribe for Iván Moreno (62′), Yairo Moreno for Lucas Romero (81′), Ángel Mena for Joel Campbell (81′), Stiven Barreiro for Paul Bellón (88′) and Víctor Dávila for Alfonso Alvarado (89′).

Top player: Ángel Mena

The player who no doubt impressed León the most was Ángel Mena.

His rating is (8.4) with 1 goal, 24 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He performed 10 crosses.

Necaxa: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Andrés Luciano Lillini played with: Hugo Gonzalez (6.4), Josecarlos van Rankin (6.1), Alexis Peña (6.8), Fabricio Formiliano (6.6), Agustín Oliveros (6.6), Fernando Madrigal (6.4), José Joaquín Esquivel (6.9), Bryan Garnica (6.2), Ricardo Monreal (6.8), Damián Batallini (7.1) and Facundo Batista (7.4).

Substitutes

Necaxa made 5 changes: Brayan Garnica for Juan Pablo Domínguez Chonteco (60′), R. Monreal for Edgar Méndez (60′), Damián Batallini for Diego Gómez (73′), Fernando Madrigal for Milton Giménez (73′) and J. Esquivel for Heriberto Jurado (86′).

Top player: Facundo Batista

The player who no doubt impressed Necaxa the most was Facundo Batista.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 10 passes (90% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 13. He performed 1 cross.

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