The Águilas del América are practically in the final of Mexican soccer, because With their 5-0 victory on the Alfonso Lastras court, it seems that the return duel against Atlético de San Luis will be a mere formality.
The semifinal stage has been an insurmountable barrier for the Águilas during the last four years; However, now they are only 90 minutes away from entering the dispute for a new Liga MX title.
It will be right at 8:00 p.m. when the actions begin inside the Azteca stadium field, scenario that will host an Atlético de San Luis team that requires a true miracle to get into the fight to reach the championship series.
To be exact, set potosino needs to win by six goals difference on the field of the Santa colossus Ursula, something that has those led by Gustavo Leal practically on the canvas.
Santiago Solari and Fernando Ortiz left the azulcrema team without making it past the semifinals, and right in André Jardine’s first tournament leading the capital team, the Coapa team is close to returning to the dispute for a championship, which in If achieved, it would be number 14 in its history in terms of leagues.
The last time América played a final was in the 2019 Apertura tournament, where they lost against Rayados de Monterrey right on the Azteca stadium field.
One day after this match between América and Atlético de San Luis, the other finalist will be defined by Pumas and Tigres, teams that right now have a global score of 1-0 in favor of the royals after the first leg of their semifinal bracket .
The beginning of something big
Brazilian André Jardine, coach of the Águilas del América, stated that despite the supremacy that his team has shown throughout the Apertura 2023, this is only the gestation of a process that will be successful.
“We are just at the beginning of a long process that I am sure will be very victorious. We allow ourselves to dream, that’s good; We have to imagine a happy ending, but without losing perspective of what we want to do. “We have the focus on the next day and on the objective, which is the title,” the coach said at a press conference.
Although the series against San Luis is almost defined, Jardine stressed that they are not going to slow down.
“When the objective is as strong as the one we have, the routine does not change. That’s why we are not going to modify it. We look for our best version and the best way to find it is not to lower the intensity,” she pointed out.
Two decades without losing for six
Only a defeat by six goals would eliminate América in their own home
Almost impossible score. The last time the azulcremas fell 6-0 was 20 years ago, against José Cardozo and company’s Toluca, on Matchday 16 of the 2003 Apertura tournament, at the Nemesio Díez stadium.
That time, on November 1, the team led by the Dutchman Leo Beenhakker was crushed by the Red Devils. Since then, America has suffered painful defeats, eliminations and defeats, but none as severe as in La Bombonera more than two decades ago.
With information from EFE
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