Pachuca vs Necaxa – Jornada 12 Recap and Highlights

Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Pachuca and Necaxa played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in two while the Rayos remain unbeaten in three.

Pachuca was looking to build on their big midweek win to continue climbing up towards the playoff spots, but it was Necaxa who had the better of the early chances. Alfonso Blanco came up big in the 10th minute to deny Roberto Alvarado the opening goal.

The goalkeepers were the stars of the first half on both ends of the field. Marcelo Barovero made an important stop on a powerful shot from Erick Gutiérrez in the 34th before Blanco was called into action again at the other end to deny Pablo Velázquez.

In the second half, the pace and intensity of the game waned somewhat. The match began to be played mostly in midfield, with neither team able to take control.

Pachuca brought on Keisuke Honda and Ángelo Sagal just past the hour mark as the Tuzos looked for a new dimension up top, but although the hosts finished the game off strongly, they were never able to find the breakthrough.

With the 0-0 draw, Pachuca reaches 13 points while Necaxa reaches 17.

Highlights

Lineups

Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Emmanuel García, Óscar Murillo, Raúl López, Omar González, Jorge Hernández (Keisuke Honda 65′), Víctor Guzmán, Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Ángelo Sagal 65′), Edson Puch (Erick Aguirre 75′), Erick Gutiérrez, Franco Jara.

Necaxa: Marcelo Barovero, Igor Lichnovsky, Mario de Luna, Brayan Beckeles, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Matías Fernández (Carlos González 71′), Roberto Alvarado, Luis Pérez (Dieter Villalpando 87′), Manuel Iturra, Pablo Velázquez (Jesús Isijara 78′), Xavier Báez.

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