Pumas UNAM claimed bragging rights in the Clásico Capitalino with a 1-0 victory against América. The result gave the universitarios their first home win of the season and their second win in a row, while the Águilas suffered a second straight defeat.
The game was high-energy from the beginning, no surprise in a rivalry match, and the first good chance came in just the 5th minute. América won a free kick in a dangerous position and Nicolás Castillo sent his attempt just over the bar.
Pumas UNAM vs América – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (15th) beat Querétaro 0-2 last weekend to give them a long-awaited first victory of the Clausura. The universitarios will now look for their first home win when they return to the Estadio Olímpico Universitario for this rivalry match. Pumas is unbeaten at home, with a string of draws, but they’ll be looking for more in this Clásico Capitalino – especially since they’re facing the team who bounced them out of the playoffs last season with a humiliating 6-1 loss.
As for América (8th), the Águilas fell 0-3 to León last weekend to send them into this rivalry match on the back of a loss. América has alternated wins and losses over the past four weeks, and they’ll hope that pattern means they’ll be due a victory in the Clásico. They’ve been a strong attacking team, scoring two or more goals in every match until last weekend’s, and they’ll look for another goal-filled performance in this one.
Pumas UNAM twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as 9-man América came back for a 2-2 draw in the Apertura 2018 edition of the Clásico Capitalino. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season but winless in three overall, while the universitarios remain winless in four.
The night started off perfectly for the visitors, with Pumas taking the lead 19 seconds into the game. Martín Rodríguez found Felipe Mora, whose header beat Agustín Marchesín to make it 0-1 immediately following the kickoff.
It was honors even in the Clausura 2018 edition of the Clásico Capitalino as Pumas UNAM and América played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios at the top of the table, although it also ends their perfect start to the season, while the Águilas are likewise still unbeaten.
There were chances at both ends, and América had a dangerous one in the 13th minute. Mateus Uribe played the ball in for Cecilio Domínguez, but Alfredo Saldívar made the save. Then in the 21st minute, Jesús Gallardo tried his luck from distance for the hosts, but his shot was just off target.
América earned a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the Clásico Capitalino on Saturday, which also marked Ricardo La Volpe’s first game in charge of the club. The victory snaps a four-game home winless streak for the Águilas, while the universitarios remain winless on the road in the Apertura 2016.
The game couldn’t have started any better for the hosts, who were up 2-0 before five minutes had elapsed. In just the 2nd minute, América sent a free kick into the box that was met by Oribe Peralta; Alejandro Palacios made the initial save, but Pablo Aguilar was there to finish off the rebound.
In the Clausura 2016 edition of the Clásico Capitalino, Pumas UNAM and América shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw. The result sets up another clásico in the playoffs with América – who is now winless in four – set to face Chivas de Guadalajara. Pumas, who did not qualify for the Liguilla, will now turn their full attention to the Copa Libertadores, where they are in the quarterfinals.
In a hard-fought game with a lot of fouls, clear-cut chances didn’t begin to arrive until past the half-hour mark. In the 37th minute, Paul Aguilar nearly gave América the lead, but Darío Verón was able to clear the ball off the line to keep the game goalless. Continue reading →
América came within a goal of reaching the final, but in the end they couldn’t quite overcome the first-leg deficit. Despite going down to nine men (again), the Águilas did enough to defeat Pumas UNAM 1-3 this afternoon, but it will be Pumas advancing to the final thanks to their 4-3 aggregate victory.
América started creating dangerous chances almost immediately as they looked to pull off the comeback of the century. Carlos Darwin Quintero gave the away fans something to celebrate in the 8th minute, when he finished off a cross from Darío Benedetto to give the Águilas the 0-1 lead.
Pumas UNAM took firm control of this semifinal series with a 0-3 away win against América on Thursday night. With the dual pressure of a Clásico match in the Liguilla, the game was a heated one, and the Águilas finished the night with just nine men after Pablo Aguilar and Miguel Ángel Samudio both saw red.
The refereeing controversies started early in this one, when Pumas had the would-be opening goal disallowed for a supposed offside infraction. In the 15th minute, a foul by Paul Aguilar gave the universitarios a free kick, and Matías Britos headed the service into the back of the net, only for the flag to go up.