PACHUCA DE SOTO. Pachuca beat Atlas to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the first half. It was Pachuca to strike first with an early goal of R. Ibarra at the 8′. Then it was a penalty in the 44′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, N. Ibanez gave the win to Pachuca in the 45′ minute with a goal. Pachuca took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).
A. Chala received a red card (82′). This red card was one of the reason why Atlas lost the match.
The match was played at the Estadio Hidalgo stadium in Pachuca de Soto on Sunday and it started at 8:10 pm local time. The referee was Fernando Hernández Gómez who was helped by José Martínez and Enrique Isaac Bustos Díaz. The 4th official was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.8 degrees Celsius or 60.44 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.
Pachuca was in firm control of the ball 58% while Atlas was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Pachuca was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Pachuca won the match.
Pachuca shot 21 times, 5 on target, 16 off target. On the opposite side, Atlas shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
Pachuca received 4 yellow cards (D. Aceves, K. Alvarez, O. Murillo and L. Chavez). On the opposite side, Atlas received 3 yellow cards (A. Rocha, L. Reyes and C. Vargas).
Also, Atlas didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after A. Chala (Atlas) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (82′).
After this match, Pachuca will have 38 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Atlas will stay with 27 points to stay in the 3rd place.
J. Furch (Penalty)
O. B. Gonzalez
R. de la Rosa
Pachuca: Formation and Lineups
Pachuca started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Jorge Guillermo Almada Álves chose to play with the following team: Óscar Ustari , Kevin Álvarez , Gustavo Cabral , Óscar Murillo , Daniel Aceves , Erick Sánchez , Luis Chávez , Romario Ibarra , Víctor Guzmán , Avilés Hurtado and Nicolás Ibáñez .
Pachuca made 4 changes: A. Hurtado for F. Navarro (59′), D. Aceves for O. B. Gonzalez (59′), R. Ibarra for R. de la Rosa (79′) and E. Sanchez for J. Hernandez (86′).
Top player: Víctor Guzmán
Probably the most impressive player in Pachuca was Víctor Guzmán even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 41 passes (78% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 6 crosses.
Atlas: Formation and Lineups
Atlas started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
On the opposite side, Diego Martín Cocca Pera played with: Camilo Vargas , Anderson Santamaría , Hugo Nervo , Emanuel Aguilera , José Abella , Edgar Zaldívar , Aldo Rocha , Luis Reyes , Anibal Chalá , Julián Quiñones and Julio Furch .
Atlas made 2 changes: A. Santamaria for D. Barbosa (51′) and J. Furch for G. Aguirre (86′).
Top player: Julio Furch
The player who no doubt impressed Atlas the most was Julio Furch.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 19 passes (52% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 27.