Pumas UNAM vs Necaxa – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM stormed back for a 5-3 victory. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, while the Rayos suffered their first loss of the young season.

Pumas had the first chance of the game through Alan Mendoza, but his shot from distance crashed against the crossbar. Then, in the 13th minute, Necaxa took the lead with some good team play. Felipe Callegos found Brian Fernández in the box, and he sent the ball on to Víctor Dávila who made it 0-1 for the visitors.

Pumas pressed forward in search of an equalizer, and they found it in the 23rd minute. Mendoza tried his luck again, this time from inside the box, and he beat Hugo González to make it 1-1.

Pumas began to look dominate after that, but they couldn’t pull ahead. Instead, early in the second half, Necaxa regained the lead. In the 52nd minute, Matías Fernández sent his free kick unerringly into the net to make it 1-2 for the Rayos.

But the lead lasted just two minutes before UNAM tied it again. In the 54th minute, Carlos González scored against his former team to make it 2-2.

Then, in the 66th minute, Pumas look the lead for the first time. Martín Rodríguez finished from inside the box to make it 3-2 for the universitarios.

Alan Mozo then scored a golazo after some good individual play to give Pumas some breathing room as he made it 4-2 for the hosts.

Necaxa kept up the fight, however, and they brought the game back to within a goal in the 77th minute, when Dávila scored his second of the afternoon with a header to make it 4-3.

But Carlos González put the game definitively out of reach with his second in the 80th minute to give Pumas the unassailable 5-3 lead.

With the 5-3 win, Pumas reach six points while Necaxa still has three.

Highlights

Lineups

Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mozo, Alejandro Arribas, Luis Quintana (Rosario Cota 48′), Alan Mendoza, Kevin Escamilla, Víctor Malcorra, Martín Rodríguez (Marcelo Díaz 78′), Pablo Barrera, Felipe Mora (Matías Alustiza 68′), Carlos González.

Necaxa: Hugo González, Brayan Beckeles (Facundo Castro 76′), Luis Gallegos, Leobardo López, Ventura Alvarado, Luis Pérez (Martín Barragán 76′), Matías Fernández, Fernando González, Marcelo Allende (Daniel Álvarez 62′), Brian Fernández, Víctor Dávila.

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