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Late Federico Viñas goal gives Club América win over León

The Eagles defeated the Lions 2-1 on matchday 10 of the 2021 Guardianes tournament and climbed to first place ahead of Cruz Azul’s result against Pumas UNAM.

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Late Federico Viñas goal gives Club América win over León

Club América defeated Club León 2-1 to win the three points on matchday 10 of the 2021 Guardianes tournament on Saturday at the Azteca stadium. With this result they climbed to first place in the table with 22 points, one more than Cruz Azul who will play tomorrow against Pumas UNAM.

The Eagles were shocked in the first minute of the game, when Victor Dávila scored the first goal to give León the early lead. But in the sixth minute, Mauro Lainez gave Henry Martín a perfect pass inside the box so the striker could find the back of the net and equalize.

Federico Viñas the hero

América had a hard time controlling the possession of the ball throughout the entire game, but León were unable to finish the offensive plays they generated. When it seemed that the game would end in a draw, Federico Viñas popped up in stoppage time to give the Eagles the victory and the three points.

This is a boost of confidence for the team managed by Santiago Solari because next week they have to go to Guadalajara to face Chivas. This is Mexico’s biggest football rivalry and it will be Solari’s first time managing a game of this magnitude in his short time in the Liga MX.