Tijuana vs León – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

tijuana leonTijuana maintained their perfect home record with a 2-0 win over León. The loss keeps León winless this season and marks their fourth consecutive game without a goal.

La Fiera came out determined to earn that elusive first victory, and they out-shot the Xolos 14-9 and put four times as many shots on goal as the hosts did; nevertheless, it was Tijuana who opened the scoring.

In the 12th minute, Diego Novaretti was called for a foul on Gabriel Hauche when he tackled the Argentinian in the box. Referee Marco Antonio Ortiz pointed to the penalty spot and Dayro Moreno converted the PK to put Tijuana ahead 1-0.

León pressed forward in search of an equalizer but Federico Vilar was a wall in goal for the Xolos. The visitors were also hampered by an injury to Guillermo Burdisso that forced them to make an early substitution.

In the second half, León continued to control the ball and the pace of the game, but the tying goal just would not come. Juan Ezequiel Cuevas came closest with a dangerous free kick that was kept out by the woodwork.

Then, in the 82nd minute, Avilés Hurtado put the game out of reach when he ran on to a deflected long pass by Hauche and sent his chipped shot over William Yarbrough from outside the box to make it 2-0.

With the 2-0 win, Tijuana reaches 12 points while León remains on one.

Highlights

Lineups

Tijuana: Federico Vilar, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Damián Pérez (Juán Carlos Núñez 67′), Michael Orozco, Víctor Aguilera, Guido Rodríguez, Víctor Malcorra (Kevin Gutiérrez 66′), Avilés Hurtado, Gabriel Hauche, Milton Caraglio, Dayro Moreno (Paul Arriola 70′).

León: William Yarbrough, Guillermo Burdisso (Juan Ezequiel Cuevas 39′), Juan González, Fernando Navarro, Diego Novaretti, Leonel López (Andrés Andrade 51′), Hernán Darío Burbano, Elías Hernández (Germán Cano 74′), Luis Montes, Christian Valdez, Mauro Boselli. 

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