América, with a double by Diego Valdés, thrashed León 5-2 in a preseason duel

The Chilean signed a double in a commitment that the team from Coapa dominated from start to finish and in which they left good feelings

America started in a totally different way the last week before the start of the Opening 2022. First, they made the incorporation of Uruguayan striker Jonathan Rodríguez official for the tournament in the second half of the year and now, a day later, they left a good feeling ahead of their debut by easily winning 5-2 over Lion in a match that was held in San José, California before a good entry on American soil.

The Chilean Diego Valdes It was the spark plug of the team led by Fernando Ortiz. From very early on, he set the pace of the game with an assist to Paraguayan Richard Sánchez and, later, he was present on the scoreboard with a couple of goals. The youth Román Martínez and Alejandro Zendejas were the other scorers for the Coapa team. Santiago Colombatto and Óscar Villa were in charge of making the scoreboard a little more decorous for Lion.

The emerald squad, which debuts a technician for the next Opening 2022had their last preparation match for a tournament that will begin for them on Sunday, July 3, visiting Atlético de San Luis at the Luis Alfonso Lastras, so they have a lot of work ahead of them after the presentation on Wednesday night.

Americawhich last tournament was finally able to return to the semifinals of Liga MX, came from a hard stumble last Sunday when they were relatively easily surpassed by Pumas in Illinois in a duel in which Juan Ignacio Dinenno and César ‘Chino’ Huerta they had been in charge of bending them, so they arrived with their pride beaten and Lion He was the one who paid for the broken dishes.

Richard Sánchez, after a good assist from Diego Valdes, cut inside the area and later opened the scoring with a left foot just 10 minutes into the match. The Andean showed that he is in a state of grace and at 24 he put the 2-0 that marked the course of the commitment against an emerald team without response capacity.

Román Martínez, by way of the maximum penalty, and the same Diego Valdes they put the lapidary 4-0 with which they went to rest.

Lion tried to react at the beginning of the second half with a goal from Santiago Colombatto, but Alejandro Zendejas put ice on any intention that those from Bajío had to return in the match with another great left foot for 5-1.

America controlled the rest of the game and the only shock came in the final stretch with the goal by Óscar Villa that made it 5-2.

AmericaAt the moment, they have a balance of two wins, a draw and a defeat so far in their preseason and they will start the Apertura 2022 next Saturday, July 2 when they receive Atlas, current two-time Liga MX champion, at the Azteca Stadium.

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