Match Report: David Cabrera and Eduardo Herrera lead Pumas into the Liguilla

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By Rafael

In one of the more exciting Pumas home games in recent times, Pumas qualified to the liguilla as the 8th seed in the tournament by defeating Monterrey 4-2. Pumas ended a winless streak at home that spanned back all the way to April of this year.

It was a blunder of mistakes that led to the first goal for Pumas that Dante Lopez capitalized nicely.

Five minuets later, David Cabrera unleashed a powerful shot from distance to put Pumas up 2-0. David Cabrera has been one of the bright spots for Pumas this season, and he showed why.

But just shortly after, Omar Arellano would finish near the goalkeeper’s post to put things 2-1.

The barrage of first half goals would continue. A cross into the box would be met by Eduardo Herrera for his first of the game. It was more bad defending by Monterrey who was already qualified to the liguilla and had little to play for in this game.

The first half would end with one more goal. It was the jornada of players scoring against their ex-team. This time it was Candido Ramirez who slotted in his goal to make things 3-2 at the half.

The second half would lose some tempo, but a free-kick would meet an opponent’s hands inside the box. A penalty would be called, and Eduardo Herrera would slot in his second. That would be Eduardo Herrera’s 8th, making him joint Mexican top scorer with Oribe Peralta.

Pumas came into the weekend with only a slim chance to get into the top 8 and a combination of results would be necessary to qualify. That latter happened, and now they will meet America in the quarter finals. On the other hand, Monterrey will face Atlas in their Liguilla match-up.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.