Although he is about to turn a decade without a championship, the Pumas leadership chose not to sign players in the December window. Apparently it didn’t require them.
With goals of the Brazilian forwards of Rogerio de Oliveira, Diogo e Higor Meritao Pumas beat Toluca 5-0 on Monday to obtain his first win in the Clausura tournament in Mexico.
de Oliveira first shook the nets at 31 minutes and then added a goal at 65 to sign a double, while Diogo washed a mess that he had in the first half with a goal at 61 Y Meritao sealed the account at 82.
The debutant Jorge Ruvalcaba scored at 69 for the university students, which were criticized because they only incorporated one player from their branch into the expansion league despite the fact that their last league title was won at the 2011 Clausura.
“I have the reinforcements in the houseThey brought me for that and I’m going to defend them. Criticisms always exist because we are not a team that pats us”, Said the Argentine coach, Andrés Lillini, who directed in lower categories before assume command of the first team in July 2020 replacing the Spanish Miguel González ‘Michel’.
“Here is a project, you have to have results and your feet on the ground to grow, but I am happy with the campus that I have. I only asked (the leaders) keep as many players as possible because I believe in them so much ”, he added.
The leadership complied with Lillini and He only sold Erick Lira to Cruz Azul and kept the same team as reached the semi-finals in the previous tournament, where lost to eventual champion Atlas.
“It was a good way to win a home game, but it is the first date, it’s a small step, but we should give it more than everything to show that we are current“Added the coach.
With this result, Pumas adds its first 3 points to be placed between the pointers next to Chivas, Pachuca, Blue Cross Y Juarez City, which also started winning.
Toluca had a bad presentation with his new coach, Ignacio Ambriz, who relieved Argentine Hernán Cristante after a fleeting passage through Huesca from Spanish second division.
“We had a great rival in front of us and we did not know how to control its dynamics. They were superior in all respects Y the result is scandalous“Ambriz said. “I have to work too hardI’ve only been with the team for a month, but I am aware that we are going to improve a lot.
“Nobody likes to lose by 5 that could have been 6 in their presentation, it’s difficult. It is what bothered me the most because we are working with the illusion of starting on the right foot and it was not like that so I apologize”He added.
The Red Devils, which are the third most awarded team in the country with 10 titles, they seek to break a drought dating from Closing 2010.