Thursday, March 23, 2023

Pachuca fails in the Concachampions

The Liga MX champion, Pachuca, failed in the Concacaf Champions League, being eliminated by Motagua of Honduras in the round of 16.

The Tuzos came back to the game, at the Hidalgo Stadium, after drawing 0-0 in the first leg, and dominated the action, but failed to be forceful despite the multiple chances they had to score.

It wasn’t until minute 72 that the locals got the goal that seemed to give them the qualification. Francisco Figueroa sent a cross down the right wing and Illian Hernández defined with a good header.

However, everything collapsed for the people of Hidalgo at 85 ‘. Óscar Murillo committed a penalty on Roberto Moreira, a decision that was validated with the VAR. Eddie Hernández was in charge of converting the maximum penalty with a good shot that beat Óscar Ustari.

Pachuca returned to the front in search of getting the goal that would give them the qualification, but they could not overcome the rival defense and finally they were eliminated, since the visitor’s goal gave the qualification to Motagua, who will now face Tigres in the quarter finals.

Los Tuzos became the only Mexican club that did not exceed the round of 16 in the current Concachampions; Atlas, Tigres and León won their respective series.


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