With two goals, Atlas beat Tigres at the Jalisco stadium

On date 8 of the Mexico – Liga MX – Apertura 2023 tournament, the Zorros were superior and took the three points against a lackluster rival. The goals for the local team were scored by Juan Manuel Zapata (30′ 1T, from a free kick) and Jordy Caicedo (43′ 1T).

A great play by the Zorros, 30 minutes into the first half, was what moved the scoreboard thanks to Juan Manuel Zapata. With a spectacular direct free kick, the midfielder finished from the door of the area and the ball entered next to the left post.

The best player of the match was Juan Manuel Zapata. The Atlas midfielder scored 1 goal and looked for the opponent’s goal 3 times.

Luis Reyes was also key. The Atlas defender had a good level for clearing 4 dangerous balls.

The match was highlighted by a lot of friction and constant fouls that interrupted the game. There were a large number of reprimands: Jesús Alberto Angulo, Jorge Guzmán, Nahuel Guzmán, Aldo Rocha, Edgar Zaldivar, Marcelo Flores, José Abella and Sebastián Fierro.

Atlas coach Benjamín Mora proposed a 4-3-3 formation with Camilo Vargas in goal; José Abella, Hugo Nervo, Gaddi Aguirre and Luis Reyes on the defensive line; Jaziel Martínez, Juan Manuel Zapata and Aldo Rocha in the middle; and Jorge Guzmán, Jordy Caicedo and Augusto Solari in the attack.

For its part, Robert Dante Siboldi’s team took the field with a 4-5-1 formation with Nahuel Guzmán between the three sticks; Javier Aquino, Guido Pizarro, Samir Caetano and Jesús Alberto Angulo in defense; Rafael Carioca, Juan Pablo Vigón, Luis Quiñones, Fernando Gorriarán and Raymundo Fulgencio in the midfield; and André-Pierre Gignac up front.

Adonai Escobedo González was the referee who directed the match at the Jalisco stadium.

The Zorros’ next game in the championship will be as a visitor against FC Juárez, while the Felinos will host CF Monterrey. For the Felinos it will be a unique moment, as they will face their eternal rival in the long-awaited royal classic.

With this result, the host of the match reaches 12 points and is in eighth place. For its part, the visiting team remains at 14 points and is in fourth place in the tournament.

Note and image source: DataFactory

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