Santos 2 Querétaro 1
By: José Antonio López Ceballos
Photos: Jose Antonio Lopez Ceballos
April 21, 2019, Torreón, Coahuila, México.
With an admissible debut starts the Uruguayan Jorge Guillermo Almada as technical director of Santos Laguna, who still has a slight mathematical hope of qualifying the Liguilla to be placed in the 12th place of the general table with 19 points, and only 4 away from the Puebla , who is located in the eighth place.
Infront of more than 19,900 fans Saints jump to the field with two variants that were Carlos Orrantia and Ulisies Rivas who left motivated to show their new coach, but especially for the urgency of points.
Top of the seventh minute Julio Furch misses and for his fortune comes Victor Milke closing defensively to cover and ends up putting the ball in his own goal, with the owngoal was up 1 to 0.
Immediately on the 17th, Orozco’s long clearance by Brian Lozano leads Javier Correa to the left post from outside the box, bounces and hits Queretaro goalkeeper Gil Alcala and the back of the net, with the second goal of the game. late, 2 to 0.
Just started the second half when Santos does not take advantage on a corner and performs badly for Ake Loba taking advantage of the offense mistake, and with tremendous speed attacks entering the area to beat Jonathan Orozco and scores, Querétaro was 2 to 1.
Los Gallos kept on singing, but they did not find opportunities for the equilizaer and with this loss, Queretaro practically closed their cycle in this tournament with only 8 points in the standings.
Next matches forced to win for Santos if they want to keep the playoffs hopes alive. Santos will face América in the Azteca on April 27th and Pumas on May 5th closing at home.
“As difficult as it seems, we are going to fight the possibility of qualifying the league,” said new head coach Almada during his press conference.
U13 Santos Laguna won the title in their youth tournament of Liga MX Primavera 2019 after defeating Pachuca in the final 1-0.