América vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

america moreliaAmérica took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they settled for a 1-1 draw with Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in two while Morelia is now unbeaten in three.

The game started off at a rapid pace, with both teams looking to take an early lead. Jefferson Cuero came close to opening the scoring with a header, but Moisés Muñoz was there to make the save.

For América, Carlos Darwin Quintero was the main source of danger, but he was unable to get past Carlos Felipe Rodríguez as the first half finished goalless.

In the second half, Bruno Valdez gave América the 1-0 lead from a corner kick in the 60th minute, finishing off the service from Rubens Sambueza to put the Águilas in front.

Quintero then had two incredible misses in front of goal as América tried and failed to build up a cushion.

The narrowness of the lead kept Morelia in the match and the visitors found the equalizer in the 78th minute. Cuero sent a great cross in from the left and Jorge Zárate headed it home to make it 1-1.

After the equalizer, Morelia came closer to finding a late winner, but ultimately the teams had to settle for a point apiece.

With the 1-1 draw, América reaches 10 points while Morelia reaches right.

Highlights

Lineups

América: Moisés Muñoz, Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Pablo Aguilar, Paolo Goltz (Renato Ibarra 62′), Osmar Mares, José Daniel Guerrero (Michael Arroyo 62′), Osvaldo Martínez, Rubens Sambueza, Silvio Romero, Carlos Darwin Quintero.

Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Enrique Pérez, Hugo Rodríguez, Facundo Erpen, Carlos Morales, Cristian Penilla, Rodrigo Millar, Diego Valdés (Jorge Zárate 74′), Juan Pablo Rodríguez (David Cabrera 63′), Jefferson Cuero, Raúl Ruidíaz (Luis Gabriel Rey 63′). 

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