Monday, December 11, 2023

Santos eliminates Pachuca in dramatic penalty shootout

Santos Laguna gave the repechage surprise after eliminating champion Pachuca in a dramatic penalty shootout after an intense game that ended level at four goals after 90 minutes.

As expected, the tubes they turned to the front from the first minute and quickly took the lead with a goal from Christian Arango from the penalty spot, effectively taking advantage of a lack of Gibran Lajud about Aviles Hurtado.

However, for a short time the advantage lasted for those of the beautiful airyas a header from Harold Preciado leveled the score at minute 11.

Roberto de la Rosa quickly returned the advantage to the tubes with a shot inside the area at 14 minutes of play, but minutes later, the Laguna team took advantage of another defensive oversight and evened the score with a powerful header from Felix Caicedo.

At the end of the first half, Pachuca regained the lead with a goal from Romario Ibarra at minute 43, but just after the start of the game, those from the Shire tied with a great long-distance goal from Raúl Dedos López.

After this victory, Santos will face the leader Monterrey in the quarterfinals.


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