Santiago Solari’s América remained unstoppable in the Mexican Apertura 2021 tournament by beating the Monterrey Tigres 1-0 this Saturday for the 15th day.

At 53 ‘, Henry Martín appeared in the heart of the area de los Felinos, between the defenders, to finish off a center that came from the right side and sign the 1-0.

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Thus, the Eagles -with Emmanuel Aguilera on the bench- they were confirmed as leaders with 34 points (product of ten wins, four draws, and one loss) and they already assured that they will reach the league in the first place. The Tigres – with Nahuel Guzmán and Guido Pizarro among the starters – were left with 22 units in third position.

Indiecito’s Word

Santiago Solari said that the key for his team to stay ahead of the Apertura tip is because they play like a family. “We are very happy because we have secured the leadership and we have achieved that thanks to the fact that we are a family and we play as such., because each player who enters the field is up to the task, “said DT.

The Eagles of America have an advantage of 11 points over the second place, the Atlas with 23, who have three games left in which, if they win, they would aspire to reach 32 points.

Not even the pandemic stopped Solari's America.  (AFP)

Not even the pandemic stopped Solari’s America. (AFP)

“We are happy with what has been achieved, so I want to extend congratulations to the entire team for their effort. What is achieved in each game is the merit of my players who work together and give their best, that fills me with pride,” he insisted Solari.

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Solari stressed the attention that his leaders must pay to not slow down because in the Mexican championship, after the regular tournament, he enters a final phase in which the title is disputed in direct elimination duels.

Santiago Solari talks with Miguel Herrera (AP).

Santiago Solari talks with Miguel Herrera (AP).

“All the teams make it very difficult. We have found a way to win, but we cannot look beyond tomorrow. We have to recover to close the tournament well, which does not end with the regular phase, but the league is coming. “

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Santiago Solari stopped the enthusiasm for having secured the first position of the Apertura. “More than celebrating, we are attentive to what is coming to us. We could not access this final stage if we had not done what we have achieved so far, on the contrary, the competition always demands the maximum from you and the most demanding part is coming, “he said.

On the sixteenth day of the Apertura 2021, the Eagles will visit Cruz Azul on Sunday, October 31. Piece of classic.

Henry Martin o Popeye el Marino?  (AFP)

Henry Martin o Popeye el Marino? (AFP)

Henry Martin o Popeye el Marino?  (AFP)

Henry Martin o Popeye el Marino? (AFP)

The rest of the games on Saturday

At the Akron stadium, the Chivas de Guadalajara pulled off the 1-1 draw from champion Cruz Azul in injury time. Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez, with a penalty at minute 45, scored Cruz Azul’s goal, which reached 20 points. Gilberto Sepúlveda, with a header at 94 ‘, scored for Guadalajara who reached 19 points.

Earlier, at the Cuauhtémoc stadium, In a duel between teams led by Argentine coaches, Ariel Holan’s León beat Puebla de Nicolás Larcamón 1-0. The minute 66 was played when La Fiera attacked in a counterattack that ended in the only goal of the match, scored against by Juan Segovia, another Argentinian. With this result, León reached 22 points and Puebla was left with 18 units.

The celebration of the Lion.

The celebration of the Lion.

At the BBVA stadium, the Rayos del Necaxa beat Rayados del Monterrey 1-0 on the road with a header from Uruguayan Rodrigo Aguirre in the tenth minute injury time. With this result, Necaxa reached 17 points and Monterrey was left with 20 points.

On Friday, at the start of the day, the Mazatlán Cañoneros came from behind to beat the Gallos Blancos del Querétaro 2-1 at the Mazatlán stadium.

– Results of the day

-Friday

Mazatlan-Queretaro 2-1

-Saturday

Puebla-Leon 0-1

Monterrey-Necaxa 0-1

America-Tigres 1-0

Chivas Guadalajara-Cruz Azul 1-1

-Sunday

Pumas-Tijuana

Atlético San Luis-Atlas

Santos-Toluca

Pachuca-Juarez

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