The Cruz Azul forgave missing a penalty and the Pumas took advantage of it to obtain a 2-1 victory in the final minutes and thus take the three points to be in second place in the general table, leaving in the fourth position to the cement manufacturers, but both with their place assured in the phase of the quarterfinals.
The university students They had their first difficulty before starting the game, because Alfredo Talavera was injured in the warm-up and he had to receive medical attention, leaving his place in the UNAM goal to substitute Julio González.
The group of La Maquina tried to fulfill its objective of entering the best possible position to the great celebration of Mexican soccer and with shots from Orbelín Pineda, Juan Escobar, Santiago Giménez and ‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez tried to open the scoring, but the goalkeeper auriazul avoided the celestial goals.
However, the intensity of the La Noria did not wane and At the beginning of the second half, at minute 52, Orbelín Pineda appeared, who took advantage of a good pass from Rodriguez to go hand in hand with Julio González, which he managed to overcome with a right leg shot to make it 1-0.
The goalscoring champion of the Clausura 2020, Jonathan Rodríguez was able to expand his scoring quota, but at minute 69 he missed a penalty in favor of those led by Robert Dante Siboldi, culminating in the top of the individual scoring with 12 goals.
Juan Ignacio Dinenno surprised Cruz Azul in the final stretch of the match and performed a double, scoring at minute 85 and later at minute 89‘, with two good heads to put the ground in the middle and give the Pumas victory 2-1.
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