Atlas had Muzaffar’s debut as league champions: a 1-0 victory over Atlético de San Luis, but in the end they won their first game of the tournament in front of their home crowd in Jalisco.
Diego Coca must have changed the plan he had planned. Covid-19 has forced the layoffs of key players, such as Julio Furch and Luis Reyes, as well as substitutes Gonzalo Maroni and Gaddi Aguirre, who have tested positive.
The coach turned to Franco Troyansky to replace Furch, brand-new reinforcement Emanuel Aguilera to cover Reyes, and Aníbal Chalá to perform jobs previously done by Jesús Angulo, who had emigrated to Tigres.
The arrangement of the pieces inflicted heavy losses on Atlas in his operation, against a rival who, by the passage of minutes, outdone him in dangerous, but ineffective works and plays.
The most disturbing thing that Atlas brought about was the flooding of Chala, who hesitated to shoot himself, preferring the position and Diego Barbosa did not arrive in time to strike Troiansky, despite the fact that Potosi’s defense was a disaster.
Until 36 minutes, San Luis put Camilo Vargas to work, with a powerful shot from German Bertrem, but the Colombian goalkeeper rejected it.
In the 41st minute, Juan Sanabria left an unbeatable ball for Abel Hernandez, who sent the ball to the stands even though the goal was open and defeated Vargas.
San Luis got another goal in the 45th minute, with a serve to the area from Rubens Sampiosa to John Murillo, who chose to take the ball down, rather than shoot directly, and there his chance was missed.
For the second part, he entered the Atlas extensively to search for the competing area, quickly Jairo Torres, Jeremy Marquez and Quinones, but without finding the finish that capped the plays.
Finally, in the 64th minute, Marquez dared to do something different when he stole the ball from the right, and no one caught him, he overcame the mark of Oni Bilbao and Facundo Waller, a cross pass, and passed Quinones but Ramon Juarez in his attempt scored against an own goal striker with a score of 1-0 .
The rest of the match San Luis desperately tried to equalize, but had no arguments to undermine the Atlas defense.
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