On the date of Guatemala 19 – Closing Tournament 2023, Xelajú MC and C. Imperial ended even at the Mario Camposeco stadium.
The locals began winning with a goal from Maynor de León in the 8th minute of the first half, while through Janderson Pereira the visitor equalized the game 24 minutes later.
The best man of the match was Janderson Pereira. The attacker from Cobán Imperial scored 1 goal.
Maynor de León was also key. The Xelajú MC defender had a good level by scoring 1 goal.
The match had a large number of bookings: Juan Luis Cardona, José Almanza, Alejandro Galindo, Thales, Víctor Matta, Maynor de León, Robin Betancourth, Aslinn Rodas, Ángel Cabrera and Jonathan Velásquez. Víctor Matta was sent off for a direct red card in the 88th minute of the second half.
The Xelajú MC coach, Amarini Villatoro, proposed a 4-4-2 formation with José Calderón in goal; Javier López, Kenner Gutiérrez, Maynor de León and Javier González on the defensive line; Yony Barrios, Juan Luis Cardona, Aarón Navarro and Kevin Ruiz in the middle; and Darwin Lom and Manuel Morán in attack.
For its part, César Eduardo Méndez’s team took to the field with a 4-4-2 scheme with Minor Álvarez under the three sticks; Thales, Ángel Cabrera, Nixson Flores and Luis De León in defense; Byron Leal, José Almanza, Alejandro Galindo and César Calderón in midfield; and Nicolás Martínez and Janderson Pereira up front.
Stib Morales Ordóñez was the referee who led the match at the Mario Camposeco stadium.
Xelajú MC’s next match in the championship will be as a visitor against Antigua GFC, while C. Imperial will host Municipal.
With this result, the host of the match reaches 35 points and is in second place. For its part, the visiting team remains at 18 units and is in ninth place in the tournament.
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