America showed its hierarchy against Tigres and crushed itRoger Martínez scored a double in America's 1-3 victory
Colombian Roger Martínez scored a double this Saturday in America's 1-3 victory over the Tigres on the fourteenth day of the Clausura 2021 Mexican soccer tournament. Martínez was accompanied by the Peruvian Pedro Aquino as the scorers of the America of the Argentine coach Santiago Solari, while Diego Reyes discounted for the Tigres, who suffered the expulsions of Carlos Salcedo and the Brazilian Rafael Carioca.
The result allowed the Eagles to consolidate in second place in the standings with 34 points, two behind the leader Cruz Azul, whom they will face next Saturday; the cats retained the eleventh position that keeps them hopeful of playing the final phase.
America put pressure on the Tigres in the first minutes, and at 6 the Spanish Álvaro Fidalgo gave a pass to Roger Martínez several meters from the area so that the Colombian entered the area and defined the 0-1 next to the left post of the Argentine goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman.
After that, Solari's team settled down well in defense to cut off the offensive plays of Tigres, who could not complete any shot on goal in the first half. In the second half, the felines had arrivals to the area, but Aquino took advantage of a defensive rejection to control the ball with his chest from outside the area and make it 0-2.
The felines didn't lower the intensity despite the expulsion of Salcedo to 71 and a corner kick taken from the left allowed Argentine Guido Rodríguez to comb the ball to center it and at the second post Reyes headed for 2-1 to 63.
However, América answered right away, at 69, when Fidalgo leaked a ball to Roger Martínez, who once again made the pass from the Spaniard effective to define the 3-1 with a low shot. The third goal made the Tigers despair and once again suffered an expulsion, now from Carioca at 71, an action that sentenced the feline defeat.