Miah Zuazua made his debut in the Mexican Classic with a goal that gave América the victory in the final period of the game.
América won the Mexican Classic with a goal in the 90th minute. Miah Zuazua was the Eagles’ hero and the first ball she touched in the game became a goal. The Coapa players defeated Chivas 2-1.
The action started in favor of the guests, just eight minutes into the game Adriana Iturbide had the first chance to score, she made a save but was in an advanced position so the goal didn’t end up on the scoreboard.
America took advantage of possession and also the chances in front of the goal. Natalia Mauleón’s speed caused danger in the red and white area and Katty Martínez tried shots on goal, but the locals had no success.
In the 36th minute, Alicia Cervantes opened the scoring in the Classic after using speed to beat the American defense. She scored alone against Itzel Velasco, giving Chivas a partial advantage.
The second half belonged to the locals. Kiana Palacios’ intervention gave América’s attack more volume and they equalized in the 76th minute. He used a rebound to tie the game.
After dangerous actions in both areas, the equalizer on the scoreboard was only broken in the 89th minute. Miah Zuazua came upon a ball in the six-yard box and headed it into the goal. The striker had just come on for Alison González and her first touch of the ball scored a goal.
Blanca Félix, character in the classic
Despite the defeat, the red and white goalkeeper kept her team’s hopes alive for 89 minutes. After “Licha’s” goal, Blanca Félix prevented the tie with a shot from a header in her penalty area.
Already in the second half, the goalkeeper parried a shot from Katty Martínez in the penalty area. The striker found a rebound but couldn’t beat Blanca Félix. In the 73rd minute, Kiana Palacios tried to surprise them by shooting at her mid-range post, but the Sinaloa native again responded well and sent the shot toward the corner.
Three minutes later they managed to beat the goalkeeper after a rebound and in the 89th minute with a header in the six-yard box.
The Eagles of America sealed victory in the men’s and women’s divisions. Despite the rain, 14,206 people were present at Azteca Stadium on Sunday.