ESPN presents the notes that the rojinegros obtained after 90 minutes in the Clausura 2022 final
Atlas won 2-0 at Pachuca in the first 90 minutes of the final of the Closure 2022thanks to the defensive solidity he has shown throughout the tournament, as well as the long balls in the air that the attackers took advantage of to outwit a rival defense that conceded a couple of key errors.
Camilo Vargas (9)
The Colombian goalkeeper rose as the figure of the duel, with three saves during the first period that prevented the fall of his frame and important appearances during the complement; on two occasions he blocked shots from the side Kevin Alvarez down the right side and also a header from Victor Alvarez point blank, inside the small area.
Jose Abella (8)
The right side stopped the aspirations of Romario Ibarra during the first period and conditioned his offensive contribution, however, he had time to go around his flank at 26′, faced with a chance of danger, he received a ball from Louis Reyesreturned it to the sender and assisted the ‘Bone’ to open the scoring.
Anderson Santamaria (8)
With physical discomfort derived from a blow to the nose, the Peruvian center-back gave himself completely to the red and black cause for 75 minutes and successfully accomplished the task of stopping Nicolás Ibáñez’s intentions in midfield and supported Abella to stop Romario Ibarra by left. He traded for Gaddi Aguirre.
Hugo Nervo (8.5)
The leader in defense Atlas showed a correct reading on the plays of Pachuca, both in the low and middle blocks, showed the ability to avoid aerial balls and took good care of his back to avoid spaces in favor of the rival. He also showed off his talent for touching the ball and playing from the front row.
Emmanuel Aguilera (8)
The central defender showed the importance he has in the starting eleven of the Atlas and also gave certainties in defense to prevent the rival from feeling comfortable on the edges of the area. He came out of change at 69 ‘by Diego Barbosa.
Anibal Chala (8.5)
The winger acted as a tireless piston on the left flank to contribute in offense with crosses and outbursts, as well as to defend the incursions of Aviles Hurtadonevertheless, Kevin Alvarez He freely passed through his area on several occasions and even tried on goal, although with no luck.
His permanence on the court was involved in controversy at 59′, due to an iron on Alvarez that was only judged with yellow cardboard.
Luis Reyes (9)
He started the game as an inside player on the right and excelled in that position, with a constant link of passes for his teammates, as well as stepping inside the area and shooting from mid-range.
He directed the duel in favor of the red and blacks at 26′, thanks to a ball that found his boots, then he made a wall with Abella and finished off with his head on the penalty mark.
In the second period, he moved to the left side after Emanuel Aguilera left at 69′ and also made a difference in that area, with precise coverage and even a sweep in the face of a dangerous play, which he skilfully cut and sent out of the area.
Aldo Rocha (8.5)
The defensive midfielder from Atlas showed total dedication to stop the rival’s attacks from across the belt of the pitch and also evoked his efforts in offensive set-up, counter-attacks and even mid-range shots.
Edgar Zaldivar (8)
Together with rockthe midfielder contributed in the containment and was superior to his counterpart from Hidalgo during long periods of the duel.
Julio Furch (7)
As the Liguilla has progressed, the Argentine striker has shown wear and tear and his level is far from optimal conditions to compete at the highest level. The most outstanding play in which he was involved was at 52 ‘with a recentro that was left for him to finish off, but the shot hit the wrong side of the net.
Julian Quinones (8.5)
The Colombian’s speed is his main weapon to dismantle defenses and is combined in a good way with the physical power he possesses, however, he usually loses balls that turn into counterattacks.
He scored a goal in compensation for the second period, after facing two defenders from Pachucacome out ahead of the duel, go hand in hand with the Ustari goalkeeper and shoot with his left foot.
Diego Barbosa (7)
The attacker was the answer to the greater volume of play that Pachuca he got in the second half, however, his participation was discreet.
Gaddi Aguirre (8)
The center-back maintained the level of the first line of the Atlas and was the architect of the zero with which Atlas will face the duel back as a visit.
Jeremy Marquez (S/C)
He came in as a change at 81′ for Julio Furch.
-With information from Sergio Dominguez
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Atlas qualifications after the victory against Pachuca in the first leg