Pumas UNAM vs Necaxa – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Pumas UNAM earned a 2-0 victory against 10-man Necaxa in their first home game of the season. The result keeps the universitarios perfect and the Rayos winless in the Apertura 2019.

The hosts came out looking for a win in front of their home fans, and it didn’t take them long to take the lead. In the 9th minute, Juan Pablo Vigón headed home a cross from Jeison Angulo to make it 1-0 for Pumas with his first goal for the club.

There weren’t many other chances of note in the first half, but in the second Necaxa began to look in earnest for an equalizer. It seemed like they would have the chance to find one from the penalty spot when referee Eduardo Galván called Angulo for a handball in the box, but after VAR review, the call was waved away.

Then, in the 68th minute, another penalty was called – but this time in favor of Pumas. Alexis Peña was called for a foul on Carlos González, which not only gave the hosts a PK but also left Necaxa with 10 players as Peña was red-carded for the offense.

Pablo Barrera stepped up to the spot and put the penalty away to give Pumas the 2-0 lead.

With their numerical disadvantage, Necaxa was unable to respond and Pumas comfortably saw the game out to move – at least for the moment – into first place in the standings.

With the 2-0 win, Pumas reach six points while Necaxa still has one.


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