Santos Laguna vs Lobos BUAP – Jornada 1 Recap and Highlights

Lobos BUAP took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came back for a 2-1 home win to open their Apertura 2018 season.

The defending Liga MX champions suffered an early set back as they fell behind in just the 8th minute. Bryan Rabello sent his shot from distance into the back of the net to make it 0-1 for the Licántropos.

Lobos kept the pressure on as they looked to add to their advantage, and they came close in the 40th minute. However, Carlos Acevedo was able to make the save on Mauro Laínez.

Santos didn’t begin to threaten an equalizer in earnest until the waning moments of the half. In the 42nd minute, Julio César Furch met a cross from Brian Lozano that had Toño Rodríguez scrambling, but the keeper was able to keep the ball out.

In the second half, Santos looked like a different team and they wasted no time in tying the game. In the 46th minute, Brian Lozano’s volleyed effort beat Rodríguez to make it 1-1.

The home team had all the momentum after that and they were able to complete the comeback 10 minutes later. In the 56th minute, Jonathan Rodríguez beat Maza Rodríguez in a footrace before beating the keeper to make it 2-1 for Santos.

Lobos were unable to find a second goal of their own as the Laguneros comfortably saw out the rest of the game.

With the 2-1 win, Santos reaches three points while Lobos still have zero.

Highlights

Lineups

Santos: Carlos Acevedo, José Javier Abella, Gerardo Alcoba, Jesús Angulo, Hugo Nervo, Osvaldo Martínez, Brian Lozano (Cris Martínez 74′), José Juan Vázquez, Javier Cortés (Carlos Orrantia 45′), Julio César Furch (Eduardo Herrera 70′), Jonathan Rodríguez.

Lobos: José Antonio Rodríguez, Francisco Rodríguez, Michael Orozco, Aldo Cruz, Luis Olascoaga, Abraham González, Bryan Rabello, Jordan Sierra, Michaell Chirinos (Gabriel Cortez 82′), Mauro Lainez (Omar Tejeda 61′), Colin Kazim-Richards (Diego Jiménez 64′).

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