He was a hero with the Zorros but now he could be their biggest villain in the Atlas vs Pachuca duel since he once wore the Rojinegro uniform but now he wears the colors of the Tuzos.
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And his main mission will not only be to play a good game but to make sure that the Rojinegros do not achieve the feat of joining the select group of Mexican clubs that have won two titles in short tournaments.
Who is the player who was Atlas' hero but could now be their biggest villain?
The player in question is none other than Oscar Ustari, who was a goalkeeper with Atlas but now occupies the same position with Pachuca, so his main objective will be to prevent the Rojinegros players from winning the tournament.
The Argentine goalkeeper was part of Atlas since the Clausura 2016 tournament and was part of the squad until the Apertura 2017 tournament, a tournament in which something happened to him that made him think that his professional life was over.
In that tournament, the goalkeeper suffered a serious knee injury: the rupture of the patellar tendon in his left knee after a clearance, an event that was recorded on video and that shocked the entire Liga MX, due to the graphic nature of the injury.
However, in Atlas, he is also remembered for having kept 10 clean sheets, and this fact, together with the injury he suffered, made him look like a hero to the Rojinegros fans.
However, if you take a cold look at the numbers, his performance was not the best with the Zorros, as he played 45 games in which he conceded 59 goals, conceding an average of 1.31 goals per game.
But once he overcame his knee injury, the player continued with his soccer career and moved from Atlas to Liverpool FC Montevideo in the Uruguayan league and then returned to Liga MX, this time with Pachuca.
Oscar Ustari could be the biggest villain for the Rojinegros in the Atlas vs Pachuca duel
And the numbers back up this suspicion since at Pachuca, Ustari has improved his performance considerably as he has played 81 games, for a total of 86 goals conceded, that is, an average of 1.06 goals per game.
He has also kept a clean sheet on 27 occasions and has become a key element in the team, providing security to the best defense in Liga MX.
Will Oscar Ustari become Atlas' biggest villain?