Liga MX: Puebla prevails over Pumas UNAM 2-1

PUEBLA. Puebla defeated Pumas UNAM to win 2-1.

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PUEBLA. Puebla bested Pumas UNAM to win 2-1. It was Puebla to strike first with an early goal of J. Cortizo at the 6′. Then N. Freire scored again for Puebla in the 29′ minute with an own goal. Eventually, E. Salvio reduced the distance for Pumas UNAM with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Pumas UNAM lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc stadium in Puebla on Friday and it started at 9:05 pm local time. The referee was Adonai Escobedo González who had the assistance of Marco Antonio Bisguerra Mendiola and Mauricio Nieto Torres. The 4th official was Víctor Alfonso Cáceres Hernández. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.5 degrees Celsius or 61.63 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Pumas UNAM was in firm control of the ball 58% while Puebla was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Pumas UNAM was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 3 were on target. Notwithstanding, Puebla managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Puebla shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Pumas UNAM shot 21 times, 3 on target, 18 off target.


Puebla received 3 yellow cards (E. Martinez, F. Mancuello and J. Rodriguez). On the other side, Pumas UNAM received 3 yellow cards (C. Gutierrez, A. Ortiz and G. Del Prete).

After this contest, Puebla will have 19 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Pumas UNAM will stay with 14 points to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    J. Cortizo

  • 8'

    C. Gutierrez

  • 29'

    N. Freire (OG)

  • 33'

    A. Ortiz

  • 46'

    Pablo Bennevendo

    Carlos Gutiérrez

  • 46'

    J. Ruvalcaba

    C. S. Huerta Valera

  • 46'


    Leonel López

  • 55'

    E. Martinez

  • 66'

    I. Moreno

    E. Martinez

  • 70'

    G. Del Prete

    J. Caicedo

  • 75'

    E. Velarde

    J. Rodriguez

  • 78'

    F. Mancuello

  • 79'

    G. Martinez

    O. Fernandez

  • 83'

    E. Salvio

  • 86'

    G. Del Prete

  • 88'

    Luis García

    Jordi Cortizo

  • 88'

    Alberto Herrera

    Maximiliano Araújo Vilches

  • 90'

    J. Rodriguez

Next match

In the upcoming Liga MX match, Puebla will host América on the 1st of October with a 15-4 head to head record in favor of América (13 draws).

Pumas UNAM will play away against Juárez on the 1st of October with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Pumas UNAM (4 draws).

Puebla: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Nicolás Ricardo Larcamón chose to play with the following team: Jesús Rodríguez, Emilio Martínez, Israel Reyes, Diego de Buen, Lucas Maia, Gastón Silva, Jordi Cortizo, Omar Fernández, Federico Mancuello, Maximiliano Araújo and Martín Barragán.


Puebla made 4 changes: E. Martinez for I. Moreno (66′), O. Fernandez for G. Martinez (79′), M. Araujo for A. Herrera (88′) and J. Cortizo for L. Garcia (88′).

Pumas UNAM: Formation and Lineups

Pumas UNAM started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the other side, Andrés Luciano Lillini played with: Julio González, Dani Alves, Arturo Ortiz, Nicolás Freire, Jero Rodríguez, José Caicedo, Eduardo Salvio, Leonel López, Carlos Gutiérrez, Cesar Huerta and Juan Dinenno.


Pumas UNAM made 5 changes: C. Gutierrez for D. de Oliveira Barbosa (46′), C. S. Huerta Valera for J. Ruvalcaba (46′), L. Lopez for P. Bennevendo (46′), J. Caicedo for G. Del Prete (70′) and J. Rodriguez for E. Velarde (75′).

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