Carlos Gonzalez (i) de Pumas celebrates a score against Tigres today, during a match corresponding to matchday 6 of the 2020 Guardians Tournament of Mexican football, at the University stadium of the city of Monterrey (M & # 233; xico). . / Miguel Sierra

Los Pumas, the only team that has not lost in the Guard1anes-2020 tournament (ex Apertura 2020) of Mexican soccer, He will expose his undefeated tag against Santos in matchday nine to be played at midweek.

This ninth date marks the middle of the regular phase of the tournament; After the first eight, the Pumas from the National Autonomous University of Mexico are in second place with 16 points.

After the Spanish Miguel González ‘Míchel’ resigned from the technical direction a few days before the start of the tournament, Argentine Andrés Lillini took over the team and, against all odds, has kept it at the top of the table.

In a squad without great figures that was also not reinforced, Lillini has found his ideal formation in which the presence of two forwards stands out: the Paraguayan Carlos González and the Argentine Juan Dinenno.

Dinenno with six goals and González with four have contributed two-thirds of the Pumas’ scoring production.

« We learned to play with two ends and that has brought us quite a high credit, » explained Lillini. « That has brought us the ability to have a better position, they not only stay in the area and that makes the job easier for the flyers. »

The rival in turn of the Pumas next Thursday at the Corona stadium will be the Santos of Argentine technical director Guillermo Almada, who has had an irregular performance and is in thirteenth position with nine points.

TO RECOVER THE POINT

Last weekend, Cruz Azul suffered its second defeat of the tournament, again against a team from the bottom of the table, this time the Atlas.

The celestial team stayed with 16 points and left the lead by falling to third position. His coach, the Uruguayan Robert Dante Siboldi, drew his conclusion to seek solutions for his next match against Pachuca, on Wednesday at the Azteca stadium.

The player Jonathan Rodr & # 237; guez de Cruz Azul celebrates after scoring a goal against Necaxa, during a match for day seven of the 2020 Guardians Tournament of Mexican football held at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City (Mexico). . / Jos & # 233; M & # 233; ndez / Archive

« We are missing in the last third of the field, we are going to focus on coordination and completion of plays on offense, the team has been good on defense, » Siboldi said.

THEY DREAM WITH GAUGE

Guadalajara reached 11 points after beating the Tigres 3-1 at home. This result gave the ‘Chivas’ back the illusions of fighting to reach the finals.

« We won in one of the most difficult places in Mexican football, which shows that the team can grow and improve, that gives us confidence and peace of mind to seek the possibility of qualifying, » expressed Víctor Manuel Vucetich, technical director of the ‘Herd’.

On Tuesday, Guadalajara will host Querétaro at Akron Stadium, which, despite having a modest squad and irregular pace, has been able to beat teams with higher payrolls such as Cruz Azul, América and Querétaro.

LEADER WITH SELF-CRITICISM

Eight goals have been enough for the Lion to have obtained so far five wins and two draws in exchange for a loss, leading him with 17 points.

However, this position of honor has not completely convinced Ignacio Ambriz, the Mexican trainer of ‘La Fiera’.

The player Edgar Felipe Pardo de Pachuca (d) disputes the ball & # 243; n with the player Osvaldo Rodriguez de Le & # 243; n (i) today, during the match between Tuzos del Pachuca against Le & # 243; n, corresponding to the match of Day 04 of the 2020 Guardians of Mexican soccer tournament, at the Hidalgo de Pachuca stadium (Mexico). . / David Mart & # 237; nez Pelcastre

« We still have things to improve to show our best version, and I would like to see it now because there are things that I do not like about my team, » admitted Ambriz. « It doesn’t bother me to be a leader, but we have to maintain consistency, defensive security and a style of play. »

On Wednesday, León will host the Tigres at the Nou Camp stadium, who, despite their powerful roster led by French striker André-Pierre Gignac, are tenth with 10 points.

FULL TIME

Tuesday matches

Atlético San Luis-Necaxa (5:00 p.m.) by ESPN

Toluca-Juárez (7:00 p.m.) by TUDN

Monterrey-Atlas (7:07 pm) by Fox Sports

Guadalajara-Querétaro (9:00 p.m.) by Izzi

Puebla-America (9:00 p.m.) by TV Azteca

Wednesday matches

León-Tigres (5:00 p.m.) by Fox Sports

Cruz Azul-Pachuca (7:00 p.m.) by TUDN

Mazatlán-Tijuana (9:00 p.m.) by TV Azteca

Santos-Pumas (9:06 pm) by Fox Sports

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