Guadalajara thrashes Mazatlán 3-0 in Mexican tournament

MEXICO CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Guadalajara, Mexico’s most popular soccer club, beat Mazatlán 3-0 on Sunday in its presentation of the Grita Mexico C22 tournament.

Ángel Zaldívar, Alan Torres and Alexis Vega scored the goals for the “Chivas” of Guadalajara, who became leaders of the tournament.

Zaldívar scored the first goal in the 45th minute via penalty kick after Néstor Vidrio fouled him inside the area.

Two minutes later, Torres defined with a placed shot with the outside of the foot raising the ball over the Uruguayan goalkeeper Nicolás Vikonis after receiving a pass from Alexis Vega, who in the 51st minute hit the ball from the right corner to collect a shot from punishment.

The matches between Pumas UNAM-Toluca and Santos Laguna-Tigres UANL were rescheduled due to several positive cases of COVID-19 in the Toluca and Tigres UANL clubs.

Pumas UNAM and Toluca, who would play on Sunday, will play their match on Monday, while Santos Laguna and Tigres UANL will meet on Wednesday, four days after the original date the match was scheduled.

The match between the champion Atlas and León was scheduled for January 19 in order for both clubs to have more days off after having played the final of the previous tournament on December 12.

On Saturday, Cruz Azul won 2-0 at home against Tijuana, while Monterrey and Querétaro drew goalless.

On Friday, Bravos de Ciudad Juárez beat Necaxa 2-1 with a double from Uruguayan Diego Rolan, while Puebla and América drew 1-1.

At the start of the tournament, Pachuca defeated Atlético de San Luis 2-0 on Thursday with a double by Argentine Nicolás Ibáñez in the match that marked the debut of Uruguayan Guillermo Almada as technical director of the “Tuzos” de Pachuca after his appointment. on December 2. (Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)

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