Monterey vs. America – Party Report – January 16, 2021
Strategist Javier Aguirre won the match against Santiago Solari in the second matchday of Guard1anes Clausura 2021, after Rayados de Monterrey defeated Águilas del América 1-0 from Argentine Rogelio Funes Mori.
Locals rushed forward from the start of the match in search of benefit and had a suggestion in the first minutes, one of them when Dorlan Papon nodded, but sent the ball past Guillermo Ochoa’s goal.
The Eagles tried to respond and Sebastian Cordova fired a shot from medium range, but the ball swerved to go sideways, so it remained motionless on the scoreboard.
Both teams fought for control of the midfield and the arrival of real danger was rare, and goalkeepers Guillermo Ochoa and Hugo Gonzalez were not in great demand.
Rayados insisted on taking advantage of the board and making it 1-0 with a goal from Rogelio Funes Morey, who scored a penalty kick in the 35th minute correctly after his hand in the Ramon Juarez area with a shot from Alfonso Gonzalez.
Coapa tried to respond in the second half by falling back on the scoreboard, but coach Javier Aguirre’s pupils were well placed in the defense sector to solve the visitors’ attempts.
America couldn’t even bother goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez, so coach Santiago Solari put Mauro Lenez and Roger Martinez on the field in search of the equalizer.
Monterrey continued his action against an America that did not stop in their endeavors to damage, but even with Giovanni dos Santos entering the field he could create danger to the opposing goal.
In the final stage, the DC team remained with one man less on the field due to Sebastian Cordova’s dismissal and they still sought an equalizer, but they kept trying and nonetheless suffered their first defeat in the tournament.