Santos Laguna returns to the top. 


By: JOSE ANTONIO LOPEZ CEBALLOS

 

TORREÓN COAH, MEX.

 

 

 

The warriors regained the overall leadership of the 2019 Liga Apertura Tournament after winning the 1-0 Queretaro roosters on week 16th at Corona Stadium.

A colorful goal by the defender Matheus Doria, in the 17th minute who recovered a ball in the midfield, went ahead a few meters and from there, he took a left shot to put the ball stuck to the post, beating a surprised Gil Alcala, he said to that the lagoons obtained the triumph and thus return to be number one spot in the standings and ensuring practically being in the league’s play offs.

 

“For us it was a decisive match, if we had taken the rest of the matches as final, this was a final for us, because we took an important step, to a good position in the standings and we achieved the first objective, which is to rank among the first eight, so we took it, the players fought a lot, we have a young team and we must continue to evolve to achieve some things that we still have trouble automating, “commented Guillermo Almada, Santos head coach.

With this victory, Santos reached 30 points, leaving behind the Necaxa with 28, who had a by this week, America in third place with 28 units, while those of Vucetich were left with 27 points in the fourth position.

These teams already have one foot in the big dance, although this is defined until week 19th.

Santos will travel to the capital on November 2nd to face América of Miguel Herrera, then receive the Cruz Azul at home on November 18th  and will close the regular season by visiting Toluca on November 24th.