Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Puebla eases to 3-1 victory over Monterrey

Monterrey's hopes in the Liguilla took a poor turn as they were trounced by Puebla 3-1. Víctor Manuel Vucetich's side have now been ravaged for nine goals in the last three matches and far from the disciplined defensive unit at the start of the campaign.

From the start Los Camoteros took control of the match and took the lead four minutes in as El Tri honoured Daniel Osorno's free-kick from the left was sent into the near post via an unfortunate own-goal by Gerardo Galindo. Only two minutes later Ramón Núñez sent a corner in from the left with Alejandro Acosta heading the ball in. Shell shocked by two early goals, Monterrey brought the match to within one a few minutes after the break as Chupete, Humberto Suazo sent a powerful left-footed drive from roughly twenty-five metres in. However the one goal margin was as close as it would get as four minutes before the hour Sergio Pérez sent in a rebound five metres beyond the outside of the area to bring the match to its final 3-1 scoreline. In the final fifteen minutes Humberto Suazo left the match with an apparent injury and three minutes later Diego Ordaz received his second yellow of the night.