Defender Israel Reyes was the scorer of the only goal in this series. The other finalist will come from the Cruz Azul vs. match. Scratched.

MEXICO CITY (listcrawlers.us).- The American team beat Rebaño Sagrado 1-0 on aggregate in the semifinals of the Clausura 2024 tournament. Defender Israel Reyes was the scorer of the only goal in this series. The other finalist will come from the Cruz Azul vs. match. Scratched.

Photo: Eduardo Miranda

América received Chivas at the Azteca stadium for the second leg of the Clausura 2024 semi-finals. The first leg ended 0-0, so if the tie remained the American team would reach the final, since finished in first place in the general table of the regular phase. Guadalajara had to win to be a finalist.

The fans of the Sacred Flock made themselves heard by chanting the name of their team, although the American fans did not remain silent either and did the same with their club. Despite being visitors, the rojiblancos were not intimidated and proposed a game in which they sought from the beginning the goal guarded by Luis Malagón.

In the 13th minute, the Colossus of Santa Úrsula resounded with the cry of a goal; After a cross that Malagón tried to cut, but was unable to reach, the rebound fell to Roberto “Piojo” Alvarado, who did not hesitate to hit a left-footed volley, however his shot did not end up in the back of the net thanks to the crossbar.

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For their part, the players from the Coapa team tried to complete their plays through a more vertical game and through crosses, but these did not pose a danger to goalkeeper Raúl Rangel. The first half was lackluster and without any other dangerous action, it ended 0-0.

Photo: Eduardo Miranda

In the 53rd minute, Chivas created a counterattack after a corner kick favored the locals. Álvaro Fidalgo failed to contain the ball and Piojo Alvarado drove the ball from his own area to América’s area, serving for Fernando Beltrán, who shot from the edge of the area, however, his shot went to one side of the goal.

Six minutes later it was the turn of the azulcrema team. América had a free kick in their favor in three quarters of the opponent’s field, Diego Valdés took charge, Igor Lichnovsky headed to recenter and Israel Reyes beat Javier Chicharito” Hernández in the jump to score the 1-0; score with which this semi-final ended.

The other finalist will emerge from the Cruz Azul vs. semifinal. Scratched; The first leg ended 1-0 in favor of the Cementeros and the second leg will be played this Sunday, May 19 at the Ciudad de los Deportes stadium at 6:00 p.m.

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