Santos Laguna vs Puebla – Jornada 4 Recap and Highlights

santos-puebla2Santos Laguna remained unbeaten in the Clausura 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Puebla. The loss keeps the Poblanos winless this season and drops them into last place in the table.

Santos started the game off brightly with a chance in the first minute. After winning an early corner kick, Carlos Izquierdoz tried to finish off the set piece, only for Cristian Campestrini to make a good save.

A minute later, the goalkeeper was called on again to stop Djaniny on a one-on-one situation.

Santos controlled possession and sent wave after wave of attack towards Puebla’s goal. In the 24th minute, they found the breakthrough as Néstor Araujo headed home a cross from Walter Sandoval.

With the scoreline against them, Puebla tried to organize in search of an equalizer. They started to keep possession and generate a few chances of their own, with Alexis Canelo trying a scissor kick that required the intervention of Jonathan Orozco.

In the second half, Santos poured the pressure on again while Puebla tried their luck primarily through crosses into the box. Federico González met one of them with a header, but he was unable to put it on target.

Then, in the 81st minute, Carlos Izquierdoz put the game out of reach when he headed home a corner kick to make it 2-0.

With the 2-0 win, Santos reaches eight points while Puebla remains on one.

Highlights

Lineups

Santos: Jonathan Orozco, Jorge Sánchez (José Javier Abella 90′), Néstor Araujo, Carlos Izquierdoz, Gerardo Arteaga, Osvaldo Martínez, Ulises Rivas, Walter Sandoval, Djaniny Tavares (Emiliano Armenteros 66′), Julio César Furch, Jonathan Rodríguez (Ulises Dávila 78′).

Puebla: Cristian Campestrini, Carlos Gutiérrez, Édgar Dueñas, Robert Herrera, Carlos Orrantía, Francisco Torres (Carlos Rodríguez 84′), Pablo Míguez, Francisco Acuña (Jerónimo Amione 72′), Gabriel Esparza, Alexis Canelo, Álvaro Navarro (Federico González 57′). 

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