Monday, May 29, 2023

Guadalajara reached the final of Mexican football with a win against the US in the national classic

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Guadalajara reached the final of the Clausura Mexican football tournament after beating America 3-1 as a visitor in a national classic that saw the country’s two most popular clubs face off in the semifinals.

“Chivas” of Guadalajara, which had lost 1-0 in the first leg, reached the final match with a global score of 3-2.

Moments after the end of the game, Argentine Fernando Ortiz resigned as America’s technical director, arguing that his cycle ended at the head of the “Aguilas”.

“The most important thing is that the team came out today to show that they have character and a tremendous amount of belief in everything we do. I have seen that I have been able to inspire a great club, give the players confidence And the best talent and version to gain confidence”, said Serbian Velko Paunovic, technical director of Guadalajara.

In a game played at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, Guadalajara took the lead after 19 minutes when Ronaldo Cisneros scored inside the area after taking out the goalkeeper and a defender after receiving a pass from Roberto Alvarado.

The US tied on minute 57 when Chile’s Diego Valdés headed in a cross sent in by Spaniard Álvaro Fidalgo, who was sent off on 63 minutes for a foul on Fernando Beltrán.

“Chivas” took the lead after 75 minutes with a powerful shot from outside the area by Alan Mojo.

The so-called “Sacred Flock”, characterized by hiring only Mexican players, got the third goal after 88 minutes through Jesús Orozco, who finished a cross sent in from the right area with his head.

Paunovic said, “We have written a part of history which is not finished yet, we have not done anything yet, we have the last step which is the biggest and most important. Today we enjoy ourselves and Tomorrow we go back to work.” ,

In the final, Guadalajara will fight for the title against Tigres UANL, who eliminated Monterrey on Saturday.

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