Pachuca earned their first win of the Clausura 2019 with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Querétaro. The result helps the Tuzos bounce back from their opening-week thrashing, while the Gallos Blancos have now lost two in a row.
Both teams were looking for their first wins in this one, and the game started off at a good pace with chances at either end. But Querétaro quickly found themselves at a disadvantage as Daniel Villalva was given a straight red card in the 14th minute for a hard tackle on Jorge Hernández, leaving the visitors with just 10 men.
Pachuca controlled possession after that sending off, and they had several chances to take the lead with Víctor Dávila and Ángelo Sagal in particular having dangerous opportunities. But the Tuzos couldn’t find the breakthrough in the first 45 as the game went to halftime still 0-0.
In the second half, Querétaro looked to regroup and they had a chance or two through Camilo Sanvezzo and Jaime Gómez, but they couldn’t do much to trouble Alfonso Blanco’s goal.
Then, in the 51st minute, Pachuca took the lead. Sagal drove towards the box and then sent a shot from distance past the diving Gil Acalá to make it 1-0 with the Tuzos’ first goal of the season.
The hosts continued to press after taking the lead, and in the 65th they added another goal. Sagal was involved again, this time with an assist as he played in Franco Jara, who made it 2-0.
Pachuca looked to run the score up further and they forced Acalá into several saves as the keeper tried to keep Querétaro in the game. But in the 83rd minute, the Tuzos put the game completely away as Ismael Sosa took a powerful shot from the right side that deflected off Miguel Ángel Samudio and past Acalá, with Samudio’s own-goal making it 3-0.
With the 3-0 win, Pachuca reaches three points while Querétaro still has zero.
Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Miguel Tapias, Raúl López, Emmanuel García (Edwin Hernández 82′), Óscar Murillo, Víctor Guzmán, Edwin Cardona, Jorge Hernández, Ángelo Sagal, Víctor Dávila (Ismael Sosa 63′), Franco Jara (Lautaro Bustos 79′).
Querétaro: Gil Alcalá, George Corral, Diego Novaretti, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Alexis Pérez, Javier Güemez, Jaime Gómez (Jordi Cortizo 79′), Marcel Ruiz (Erbin Trejo 59′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Daniel Villalva, Matías Britos (Ake Loba 59′).