Controversial late Queretaro penalty sinks Leones Negros

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By Rafael

A late penalty from Sinha gave Queretaro the win against Leones Negros in the opening game of week 2 of the Liga MX. It was a huge blow for Leones Negros who had earned a small advantage  over their rivals in the relegation table.

Only five minutes had transpired when Yasser Corona headed the ball into the woodwork for the first chance of the game.

But Emmanuel Villa was responsible for Queretaro’s best chances of the half. In the 29th minute, the Argentine forward forced a corner of Hernandez’s gloves to nearly put the home-side ahead.

Two minutes later, Pineda cut into the edge of the box with some tricky dribbling and passed it to an open Villa. Villa then shot it to the center of the goal where Hernandez was there for the easy save.

The visitors were visibly improved for the second half, and in the 58th minute, Hector Reynoso had a free header off a free-kick but his header just went centimeters wide.

Last week, Fidel Martinez produced Leones Negros’ winning goal, and midway through the second half, he almost repeated the feat when his header went just above the crossbar.

Ignacio Ambriz’s men might had taken the lead when new signing, Patricio Rubio, scored with a header, but the linesman called it correctly offside.

The draw seemed like the most likely outcome, but the referee had other ideas and called a penalty in injury time for a push inside the box. It was a questionable call, but Sinha was there to calmly slot the ball into the back of the net to give Queretaro all the three points.

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About Rafael Diaz

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