León vs FC Juárez – Jornada 9 Recap & Highlights

FC Juárez took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 3-1 victory. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten in five while the Bravos have now lost four of their last five.

León are typically hard to beat at home, and FC Juárez made things harder on themselves with an early red card. In the 27th minute, José Esquivel was sent off for a foul on Jean Meneses, leaving the visitors to play down a man for more than an hour.

Nevertheless, when the opening goal came just before halftime, it came for Juárez. In the 39th minute, Dario Lezcano ran on to a long ball, created just enough space to get a shot away, an beat Rodolfo Cota from the top of the box to make it 0-1 for the Bravos.

León almost had an immediate response from a free kick, but Fernando Navarro’s effort went just wide of Iván Vázquez’s goal.

In the second half, León continued to press for an equalizer, but they were thwarted time and again. Then, in the 71st minute, after VAR review, the hosts were awarded a penalty kick. Ángel Mena converted it to tie the game 1-1 in the 74th minute.

León seized the momentum and completed the comeback in the 82nd minute, when William Tesillo pounced on a loose ball at the top of the six-yard box to make it 2-1 for the hosts.

Leonardo Ramos then added an insurance goal in stoppage time to make it 3-1 for León.

With the 3-1 win, León reaches 15 points while FC Juárez still has six.


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