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America he just suffered his first big disappointment of the semester after being beaten by Cougars at the start of Eagle Tour in the United States and all because they did not know how to defeat a team that continues to reap preseason victories and now added the best of all with a 3-1 win at Chicago.
Pumas was accurate and with much more grit than its rival in the first 45 minutes and that was enough to score two goals, courtesy of Juan Dinenno. Later, in the second half, they waited for the Águilas wounds to leave space and that is how the third came thanks to Cesar Huerta.
Fernando “Tano” Ortiz opted for a mixed lineup with youngsters and base players that finished the Closure 2022. However, he was very risky against a team that knew how to see the shortcomings of the Eagles, all in front of the fans that filled the Chicago’s Seat Geek Stadium. Players like defender Gerardo Gómez or striker Francisco García showed their rookie status and against Pumas they did not find a way to assert the blue-cream shirt.
Only Diego Valdes he managed to score a goal in the last minute and that thanks to a rebound he conceded to the goalkeeper Julio Gonzalez after a header from the youth Roman Martinez. Valdés appeared there to get the only goal of a nightmarish afternoon just 15 days after starting the Opening 2022.
Dinenno’s goals came in the first half. First with a well-taken penalty and then with a great goal after scoring a counterattack in the 30th minute. As long as the third goal was thanks to a great play by the youthful Jorge Ruvalcaba who left the ball for Chino Huertawho just pushed the ball.
Now America will face Leon on June 22 in the next duel of the Águila Tour while Pumas, on the same June 22, will face Rayados de Monterrey, but in Texas.