América got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Querétaro. The result keeps the Águilas perfect at home this season, while the Gallos Blancos are still searching for their first point of the Clausura after losing their fifth straight game.
América came out attacking and found their first chance in just the 2nd minute, when Roger Martínez’s header forced a save out of Nicolás Navarro. Soon afterward, they had another chance through Guido Rodríguez, but once again the keeper intervened.
Then, in the 13th minute, Renato Ibarra made it 1-0 for the Águilas. Ibarra scored a golazo from outside the box to put América ahead.
Querétaro struggled to find a response and it looked like América would soon add another. But in the 28th minute, Javier Güemez came close to tying it up, and after that the Gallos gained a little confidence and began to play better.
In the 38th minute, Camilo Sanvezzo tried his luck from a set piece, but Agustín Marchesín was able to make the save on Sanvezzo’s dangerous free kick; and in the second half, it was Querétaro who came out attacking.
The visitors found several chances after the restart, with Ake Loba, George Corral, and Sanvezzo all finding opportunities, but none of them could get past Marchesín, and slowly but surely América began to take control of the game once more.
Ibarra and Martínez began to threaten Navarro’s goal again, and in the 83rd minute the Águilas had a penalty shout that went to VAR; in the end, referee Jorge Isaác Rojas pointed to the spot, and Roger Martínez converted the PK in the 87th minute to give América the 2-0 lead.
With the 2-0 win, América reaches nine points while Querétaro still has zero.
América: Agustín Marchesín, Edson Álvarez, Luis Reyes, Bruno Valdez, Paul Aguilar, Guido Rodríguez, Francisco Córdova (Fernando González 80′), Renato Ibarra, José Hernández (Antonio López 68′), Roger Martínez, Henry Martín (Carlos Vargas 61′).
Querétaro: Nicolás Navarro, George Corral, Luis Romo, Diego Novaretti, Ricardo Peña (Miguel Ángel Samudio 52′), Alexis Pérez, Javier Güemez, Erbin Trejo (Daniel Villalva 45′), Jaime Gómez, Camilo Sanvezzo, Ake Loba (Ayron del Valle 65′).