The Pumas defeat Querétaro and consolidate their leadership in the Clausura

Querétaro (Mexico), Jan 14 (EFE).- The Pumas UNAM of the Argentine coach Andrés Lillini defeated the Gallos Blancos de Querétaro this Friday by 1-3 to establish themselves in the leadership of the Clausura 2022 tournament of Mexican soccer. At the beginning of the second day of the Clausura, Leonel López, Marco García and the Brazilian Rogério De Oliveira converted for the felines and Ángel Sepúlveda for Querétaro. The Gallos opened the scoring on their first shot of the match. In minute 4, the Argentine Leonardo Sequeira, from the right wing, put a cross into the area that Sepúlveda headed for 1-0. Pumas did not let the early goal distract him and it was because of the tie that he was close to arriving in the 13th minute, with a left-footed shot by Marco García, and in the 14th minute, with a header by Arturo Ortiz, both stopped by the Uruguayan goalkeeper Washington Aguerre. The feline insistence turned into a goal in the 16th minute. The Brazilian Higor Meritao assisted Leonel López, who tricked his marker to convert close to the crescent the 1-1 to the left post of Aguerre. The university team continued to seek to increase their advantage, something they obtained in the 45th minute. Marco García placed a ball in the right corner of Aguerre to make it 1-2. Pumas came out from the first minutes of the second half with the intention of signing the victory. Saucedo, in minute 51, and Rogério De Oliveira, in minute 54, made shots that went close to Aguerre’s goal. The good moment of the cats was not stopped even by the expulsion of Mozo in the 65th minute for a foul on Jorge Hernández, since three minutes later they scored one more goal. A bad start from Querétaro allowed Sebastián Saucedo to filter a pass to Rogério, who defined the 1-3 in the 68th minute before Aguerre’s departure. Later, Javier Aguirre’s Rayados de Monterrey will visit Necaxa with the confidence of obtaining their first win of the tournament. On Saturday, the champion Atlas will debut in the Clausura by hosting San Luis. Later, Tigres UANL will host Puebla, Cruz Azul will host Juárez FC and Tijuana will host León. The day will continue on Sunday with the visit of Santos Laguna to Toluca and Pachuca to Guadalajara. The Mazatlán FC-América duel will subtract from the second date, postponed to February 16 due to maintenance at the Mazatleco stadium.

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