Diego Walds celebrates the goal scored from the penalty. @America Club
The United States advanced to the semi-finals of the Grita x La Paz tournament after beating Puebla 3–2 in the second leg of the Liga MX League quarter-finals.
The Eagles won 4-3 on aggregate to sign their ticket to the next leg, where they will wait for their opponent to appear after this Sunday’s game at Clausura 2022.
Henri Marton, Diego Valds and Alejandro Zendejas scored for Azulcremas’s win at Azteca Stadium tonight.
America started the game with more danger as, at just 4 minutes, a free kick by Diego Valds forced La Franza’s goalkeeper to react by sending the ball to a corner kick.
And in the 21st minute, a shot from Roger Martinez hit Segovia, but America returned to play too close to the opponent’s zone.
In the 28th minute, a goal was disallowed by Bruno Valdez when he drove the ball down the side of the goal, but it was offside.
However, the Copa team’s first goal at 42′ fell on the second post to the presence of Henri Marton after a center by lvaro Fidalgo, who opened the scoring.
But three minutes later, Puebla responded with an equalizer after a header from Segovia that Aquino had dismissed over the line, but Israel Reyes appeared to finish a bicycle kick and tie it before the end of the first half. gave.
The dispute came at 55 minutes, when referee Fernando Guerrero repeated a penalty that Diego Walds had missed due to the fact that La Franza’s goalkeeper came forward and, in a replay of the penalty, at 58′, Walds now charged higher, and strengthened. Rupp beat Silva on the right to make it 2-1.
On the 71st minute, Guillermo Ochoa saved Azulcrema twice when the goalkeeper blocked a long shot from Aguilar and then sent a volley on a corner kick from Fernando Aristegueta.
However, the Eagles defined victory in the 73rd minute through a counterattack led by Diego Valds, who finally delivered so that Alejandro Zendejas pushed the ball a few meters from the Puebla goal.
In compensation, Fernando Aristegueta scored Puebla’s second goal via a penalty on minute 97.