Funes Mori missed a penalty that would have made it 3-3, while Nico Ibáñez took advantage of another penalty and a rebound to bring Tuzos closer to the grand final
PACHUCA, (Omar Flores Aldana, ESPN) — One of the faculties of soccer is being able to turn the same person into a hero or a villain in a matter of minutes, as happened to Oscar Ustari and Rogelio Funes Mori. The goalkeeper was singled out for provoking a penalty that endangered the victory of the Tuzos and moments later he was applauded for stopping the charge of the attacker who aspires to go to Qatar 2022 with Mexico, a key action for the 5-2 victory for those from Hidalgo.
Guillermo Almada’s revolution, which began in the last tournament, continues in the Opening 2022. He didn’t have one of his strongholds, Kevin Alvarez, and he lost Hinestroza, minutes into the court, and still crushed the Montereyone of the most expensive payrolls in Mexican football, helped by the complicity of Funes Mori.
Monterey wanted to enter the exchange of blows with the Pachuca and he held it the first time. to the goal of Nico Ibanez answered Héctor Moreno and to Romario Ibarra answered Luis Romo. In the second half, the Nuevo León team fell apart.
Almada demands a physical background from his players, to stay at their best for 90 minutes. Tigres ended up losing in the quarterfinals and the same path followed the Monterey of Vucetich in the first leg of the semifinals.
The scratchedin the complement, suffered a goal from Paulino de la Fuente, two minutes into the second half, and ended up demoralizing with Funes Mori’s mistake.
Ustari gave the opportunity to the Monterey to leave with a tie at three goals and it was the same goalkeeper who snatched them, stopping the penalty against naturalized Mexican Rogelio Funes Mori.
Then, from the missed penalty, came a corner kick, a rebound and a ride from Erick Sánchez, which ended in the maximum penalty in the other area. The sentence for scratched.
The shot from the eleven steps scored it Nico Ibanez and the same Argentine, who also wants to be Mexican, scored 5-2. A night of heroes and villains.
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Pachuca vs. Monterrey – Match Report – October 20, 2022 – ESPN