For the second consecutive week, the Mexican Javier Hernandez failed to take a penalty kick, this time against Nashville SC, but the Galaxy were able to salvage a 1-1 tie in the final minute of the game at Geodis Park, thanks to a Riqui penalty kick goal Puig.
The Los Angeles team set the pace of the game and dominated possession during the first half. He had, at least, a couple of arrivals of danger to the opposite goal, but he lacks forcefulness in front of the goal.
On one of the occasions of danger generated by the locals, Hany Mukhtar He tried to finish off the goal with his right leg and the referee marked a handball in the goal area. Derrick Williams in the effort to deflect the ball, the foul was confirmed by the VAR and Mukhtar, in charge of shooting from the penalty mark, put Nashville ahead in the 28th minute.
For the complementary part, Greg Vanney’s team continued to pressure the attack in search of equalization. The Galaxy had an unbeatable opportunity, Hernández, their star striker suffered a foul inside the area by Shaquell Mooreagain the maximum penalty was marked and the same Mexican was in charge of going in search of the Galaxy’s first goal, however, the goalkeeper joe willis he stopped Chicharito’s shot, who missed a penalty for the second week in a row. In the previous day, the Mexican could not score against Sporting Kansas City.
The Galaxy desperately sought an equalizer at Geodis Park, but the tone of the game, the lack of definition in front of the rival goal, also marked the development of the second half. It seemed that the locals were left with the victory, but in the compensation a hand was marked inside the area of Walker Zimmermann (expelled when seeing the second yellow card). Confirmed again the fault by the VAR, the Spanish Riqui Puig he scored at 90’+9′ and the Angelenos rescued the tie by 1-1.
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Chicharito misses a penalty again; Galaxy scratches the draw