América accomplished what seemed impossible: defeating “Xolos”.
The Águilas went to Estadio Caliente to face Tijuana in what promised to be the best match of the weekend.
Osvaldo Martínez opened the score after the referee called a foul inside the box over Christian Benítez. By that time América had not had a clear opportunity.
At the 21st minute, Rubens Sambueza was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.
As if that was not enough, Aquivaldo Mosquera was also sent off in the first half, and it seemed a perfect opportunity for the local team to overturn the score.
Fidel Martínez and Raúl Enríquez had the best chances for Xolos, but both failed in their tries. Surprisingly, it was Miguel Herrera’s side that added another goal to its count in the second half.
Paul Aguilar received a pass from Raúl Jiménez and shot from outside the box to defeat Cirilo Saucedo.
At the 75th minute, Pablo Aguilar took advantage of a defensive error and gave Tijuana hope.
However, Moisés Muñoz stopped all of Xolos' attempts. Richard Ruíz had the clearest chance during the injury time but the Águilas keeper saved his team rejecting the ball with his foot.
With this defeat Tijuana lost its undefeated status and now sits second on the general table.
América has played great football and is one of the best teams of the tournament. The manager has done a great job so far and the squad seems to be more united than ever.
Result: América 1-2