Atlas beats Pachuca, closes on 2nd straight Liga MX title

Football Match Report

May 27, 2022 by - SOCCER

Key Facts

  • Atlas took a step toward consecutive Liga MX titles by defeating Pachuca 2-0 in the first leg of the Clausura final on Thursday.
  • Reyes, playing in an advanced midfield role instead of a usual spot at left-back, opened up the scoresheet for Atlas with a perfectly-placed header in the 26th minute.
  • Chasing a 1-0 deficit in the start to the second half, Pachuca continued to test Vargas and eventually hit the crossbar in the 57th minute after a shot from striker Nicolas Ibañez slapped the woodwork.
  • Just when it looked like Pachuca might have had a chance to level the result, Quiñones caught the exasperated visitors off-guard with a goal for Atlas in injury time.

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