With several games still to be played in Mexico, Pumas UNAM says goodbye to its chance to claim champion on Aztec soil after losing to Cruz Azul
Dani Alves and the UNAM Pumas have been officially eliminated from the current Apertura 2022. The university team fell 2-1 to Cruz Azul and this meant that mathematically it can no longer enter the Liguilla positions.
As a result, the first short tournament played by Dani Alves has come to an end, although of course, there are commitments that he still has to face with the university squad in the Apertura 2022, seeking to improve the numbers and obtain more shooting within the Aztec competition.
In this duel that was defining, Cruz Azul struck first, because with an aerial ball sent from the left by Ángel Romero, the youthful Rodrigo Huescas headed the ball and sent the first ball to save behind the nets, thus being the first goal of the night in favor of the machine.
Subsequently, although it was thought that the sky-blue team would go into the break with a partial victory by the minimum, Gonzalo Carneiro took advantage of a lack of communication from the Pumas defense, and sent the ball into the nets with his cue to give the team more comfort. blue Team.
Later, in the second half of the game, Diogo de Oliveira, who came on as a substitute for Del Prete at half time, pushed the ball to put the team into play at 65′, with that goal, Pumas UNAM saw a ray of sunshine at the end of the tunnel.
In fact, that annotation motivated them, so much so that equality came, but after seeing the VAR, the referee of the match canceled the entire play orchestrated by ‘Toto’ Salvio, who was out of place, when the ball was centered for Juan Ignacio Dinenno, who worked as a lethal striker on that play, but saw how his goal did not go up on the scoreboard.
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This was the table with the result between Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM
With these 90 minutes, mathematically Pumas UNAM was eliminated from the Aztec tournament. On the other hand, the machine practically secured its place in the reclassification of the Apertura 2022, because with these three units it jumped to eighth place in the general table in Mexico.