Pumas celebrated its passage to reclassification (Photo: Alex Cruz / EFE)
Madness completely overflowed in Ciudad Universitaria, when the Pumas and cement workers staged the most vibrant meeting of the last day in the Grita Mexico 2021 tournament. The University Club came to the meeting in search of their ticket to the reclassification of the Mexican tournament. With a final score of 4 – 3 those led by Andrés Lillini achieved the unimaginable, a comeback.
The meeting had a vibrant start that leaned in the first minutes in favor of the university students. After a corner kick taken from the right side; Arturo Ortíz, central Auriazul, finished off the ball with a header inside Cruz Azul’s large area that left José de Jesús Corona with no chances. At that time, Pumas also sought to maintain the result and hope, through counterattacks, to continue adding to the attack.
The minutes continued their fleeting passage and the feline garments were diminishing, a situation that was well used by the Cruzzulino team. Four minutes after Pumas’ first goal, Roberto Alvarado took advantage of a dead ball inside the area to send it to the goal box.
Alvarado himself was beginning to dress as a hero when at minute 20 he took advantage of an oversight by Jerónimo Rodríguez to finish off the ball with a header and turn the scoreboard. The Hat-Trick of the Louse came 23 minutes later. Rodríguez became the victim of Shaggy Martínez, who overflowed on the right side and threw a delayed diagonal for Alvarado to sign.
It is not the first time that Pumas has achieved such a result against Cruz Azul (Photo: Henry Romero / REUTERS)
The half time served so that Pumas could reorganize. With a triplet of changes made by Andrés Lillini, Pumas began the comeback of the scoreboard with an accurate shot by Flavio Álvarez inside the Cruzazulina area. The illusion was still intact. In addition, the Pedregal team was encouraged by the large number of fans who gathered at the building twice for the World Cup.
The tie of the scoreboard could not wait and came by way of Diogo de Oliveira. Pumas was weaving the play and unraveling the defense of the visiting team. Juan Ignacio Dinenno took advantage of his speed and close to the La Maquina area, he threw a lateral pass that was finished off by the Brazilian player and evened the cards. The jubilation overflowed in the house of the Pumas.
Pumas continued persistent in front of the frame of Jesús Corona and seven minutes from the final whistle Oliveira again took advantage of his position inside the area. The Cruz Azul goalkeeper parried a shot from Dinenno into the center of the area and Oliveira fired outside the ball to sign off a golden afternoon for Pumas.
Pumas defeated Cruz Azul with two goals from Oliveira (Photo: Instagram / @ ligabbvamx)
Despite various modifications made by Juan Máximo Reynoso, the university students confined the cement manufacturers within their own field, and in the face of the feline attacks, Cruz Azul lost the idea to counteract. Arrivals of the current national football champions began to decline.
With this, Pumas accesses the playoff of the Mexican tournament, added a total of 21 points throughout the Mexican tournament and his rival in that instance will be Puebla, who are in the sixth position of the classification.
On the other hand, Cruz Azul was stuck in the eighth position of the tournament with 23 points reached. Therefore, they will have to look at each other’s faces against Rayados de Monterrey.
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