Javier ‘Chofis’ López with his left leg was in charge of scoring the goal for Pachuca to win against Tigres UANL and equalize the actions, on the global scoreboard, in order to obtain the ticket to the Liga MX Semifinals
Total failure for Tigers. Javier ‘Chofis’ López was in charge of scoring in the match held at the Miguel Hidalgo Stadium to place the overall score 2-2, and thanks to this and due to their better position in the table, the Tuzos entered the next round of the Apertura 2022, leaving Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera’s Tigres UANL out of action.
With a minimal difference in the score, the player born in the Chivas quarry and who had a stint in Major League Soccer with the San Jose Earthquakes, the ‘Chofis’ dressed as a hero to give his team the ticket to the next round.
But much earlier, at minute 18, the nets moved for the first time. This was motivated by the fact that a cross from below by Romario Ibarra arrived from the right wing, which was connected by Víctor ‘Pocho’ Guzmán to score the first goal of the night.
Later, the arbitration controversy was present in the game, this because it was seen how the ball hit Cabral’s hand in the area; which caused the referee to look at the monitor and decide not to score the penalty. In addition, a strong tackle by Guido Pizarro on Érick Sánchez that was yellowed and finally because he also annulled a goal by Ibáñez due to a supposed offside.
With all this in the rearview mirror, Tigres equalized the actions. Guido Pizarro, who for many should not be on the field because of his entrance, with a header tied the game at 63 ′ and was giving the pass to his squad. However, the emotion delivered by the midfielder who received an assist from André Pierre Gignac did not last long, since the ‘Chofis’ would play his part for Pachuca.
The Colombian Marino Hinestroza won the mark from Javier Aquino and placed a cross to López so that the Mexican made a lethal left-footed shot at 68 ‘to give the pass to the semifinal to the tuzos who will have to play their semifinal against Rayados de Monterey.
Melissa Galbraith is the World News reporter for Globe Live Media. She covers all the major events happening around the World. From Europe to Americas, from Asia to Antarctica, Melissa covers it all. Never miss another Major World Event by bookmarking her author page right here.