The reasons for the defeat of Pumas against America on Date 12

The feline team offered a better face, but specific errors prevented them from obtaining a positive result on the Azteca Stadium field.

MEXICO — Pumas fell to America in the Capital Classic. With this result, the felines see their aspiration to reach the repechage more and more distant and they remained in the penultimate place of the table, with many doubts and uncertainty about the future of the club.

Andrés Lillini and his pupils could not prevail against Eagles They took advantage of the individual errors of the visitors, and although those of Santiago Solari were not so spectacular, they were effective, a situation that rewarded them with the three points and the leadership of the tournament.

Then in ESPN Digital we present the reasons why Cougars suffered defeat in the Capital Classic this weekend.

Meritao misses a clear goal

Higor Meritao he received a filtered ball in the area and went hand in hand with Guillermo Ochoa; however, the felines midfielder became nervous and with his left leg sent his shot through the side of the goal.

It was barely at minute 7 when Cougars He had this option, which was very clear and that could mean 0-1 in his favor, but given Meritao’s poor definition, the visitors were left wanting to sing the goal.

Favio Álvarez and his inconsistency

The Argentine midfielder arrived only in the area to finish off a cross from Jerónimo Rodríguez, but the South American crossed his header a lot in what was a clear option. Even the header was not clear if it was definition or a return to search for one of his teammates in the area.

Guillermo Ochoa had already stopped and had no mark around him, so Favio’s failure could also mean 0-1 in the game and the history of the Capital Classic would have taken another course.

Failure to start ends in goal

Jerónimo Rodríguez was exhibited due to his poor technique to go out playing, and it is that the feline side was the culprit that his team received the first goal, since he lost a ball at the start, when trying to give a pass, and it ended within Alfredo Talavera’s network.

‘Jero’ received a pass from Nicolás Freire on the wing and tried a pass to the center, which was cut by Richard Sánchez and shot from three quarters of the field to take Talavera in advance and thus score the first goal of the game.

Pumas can not with eagle superiority

The auriazules have not beat América since February 17, 2019 in the Clausura tournament. Back then, those led by Bruno Marioni won 1-0 at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, ending a five-year winless streak.

However, after that game, Pumas has not been able to beat the Eagles and with today’s defeat he added seven games without winning, of which five were official and two were friendly.