Updated 11/21/2020 at 10:05 PM
Santos Y Pachuca they lowered the curtain on the repechage playoffs in the Apertura 2020. Despite playing at home, thanks to finishing in a better position during the first part of the championship, the ‘Lagunero’ team was defeated 2-0 and said goodbye to the possibility to fight for the Liga MX title.
The first score of the game came in the 36th minute through Victor Guzmán, who took advantage of a precise cross by Erick Aguire to leave goalkeeper Acevedo without reaction. With the score in their favor, those led by Pezzolano left the break.
In the second stage Óscar Murillo increased the score after finding a rebound left by the local goalkeeper. The Colombian only had to push the ball and knocked out Santos.
In the absence of five minutes for the final whistle, the youthful Roberto de la Rosa appeared to sentence the match and seal the classification to the final stage of the Mexican championship.
Santos vs. Pachuca: how it was played
Santos vs. Pachuca: the previous
In this contest a new rule was implemented, according to which the first four in the table, León, Pumas UNAM, América and Cruz Azul, qualified directly for the quarterfinals and the occupants of the places from fifth to twelfth will play a match for the other four places.
Santos, led by Uruguayan Guillermo Almada, added five victories, a draw (against Pachuca) and a setback in his last seven outings of the regular phase and finished eighth in the standings, a seat above Pachuca, which he surpassed by more goals scored.
The Chilean Víctor Dávila added five goals and appears as one of the main figures of the Pachuca of the Uruguayan coach Paulo Pezzolano, whose defense will have to watch the Argentine Julio Furch, head of the attack of the ‘Warriors’, who recovered from a slow start and also scored five times for Santos.
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