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Liga MX Liguilla: Puebla FC 1-6 Club América play-off summary: Henry Martín brace, score, goals, highlights

Liga MX Liguilla: Puebla FC 1-6 Club América play-off summary: Henry Martín brace, score, goals, highlights

Puebla 1-6 América: as it happened

Puebla 1-6 América

And breathe! It doesn't get much better than that but it's not the result Puebla would have wanted. 

América defeats Puebla 6-1 on the road and they are will be playing in the semifinals unless a catastrophe occurs.

América is the team to beat this tournament

GOL! GOAL! GOLAZO! Federico Viñas makes it 6-1 following a great pass from Rodríguez. What a performance from Club América on the road.


Roger Martínez' shot from close range was blocked by goalkeeper Antony Silva following a great cross from Brian Rodríguez.

América changes

In: Jurgen Damm, Brian Rodríguez, Federico Viñas and Roger Martínez.

Out: Luis Fuentes, Alejandro Zendejas, Henry Martín and Diego Valdés.

Puebla changes

In: Lucas Maia.

Out: Emilio Martínez.

Rodríguez makes it 5-1

GOAL! GOL! GOLAZO! Brian Rodríguez, who just came in, scores his first goal for Club América to give his team the 5-1 lead.


Rodríguez attempts a shot from outside the box, but it goes over the cross bar.


Henry Martín wants his hat-trick! The Mexico international releases a powerful shot that was blocked by goalkeeper Antony Silva.

Puebla changes

In: Guillermo Ayala, Pablo Parra and Luis Garcia.

Out: Martín Barragán, Omar Fernández and Emilio Martínez.

América changes

Fernando 'Tano' Ortíz turns to his bench

América wins 4-1

Antony Silva blocks the shot from Diego Valdés, but the Puebla goalkeeper was not able to control the ball and Alejandro Zendejas rushed in to tap it and find the back of the net.

GOAL! GOL! GOLAZO! Alejandro Zendejas makes it 4-1 for Club América on the road.


Maximiliano Araujo controls the ball inside the box, cuts to his right side and attempts a shot on goal, but it goes over the cross bar.

Richard Sánchez sees a yellow card following a foul against Mancuello.

Martín scores his twelve of the campaign

GOAL! GOL! GOLAZO! Henry Martín scores a brace to give América the 3-1 lead.


Jordi Cortizo's shot from close range barely goes wide. 

Luis Fuentes is booked.


América is looking for another goal. This time is Henry Martín who receives a through ball inside the box and shot from close range, but it went over the cross bar.


Zendejas' shot barely goes wide! Henry Martín lets the ball go through his legs and Alejandro Zendejas had time to control it and shoot with his left foot from just outside box. Unfortunately, the shot was not quite on target.


Great interception from Nestor Araujo to prevent Puebla from entering the box.

A big half for both sides

We have no half-time changes to report.

América lead 2-1.

We're underway for the second 45'

The players are making their way onto the pitch for the second half. 

Henry Martín has the Eagles ahead

Club América lead at Estadio Cuauhtémoc.

It's going to be a big second half! Stay tuned for all the action.

HT: Puebla 1-2 América

The Eagles lead at half-time thanks to Martín's goal.


Henry Martín scores again! But the goal was annulled because the Club América striker was offside. 


Four minutes added of stoppage time.


The VAR checked a possible penalty for Club América following a foul against Alejandro Zendejas inside the box. It took a few minutes, but the ref resumed the game and no penalty was awarded for the visiting side.


Not this time Henry Martín! Valdés gave a brilliant ball to Henry Martín, but the Club América striker's shot went wide. He had time to control it and finish better, but he rushed the play and his shot from close range ended up on the stands.

11 goals this campaign for Martín


Henry Martín has scored 11 goals with Club América this tournament, 10 during the regular season and 1 in the play-offs.


Henry Martín makes a brilliant control with his chest to bring the ball down inside the box following a cross and the Mexico international shot from close range to score his first goal in the play-offs. The VAR checked if Martín touched the ball with his hand, but they confirmed it was a legitimate goal and América wins 2-1.

GOL! GOAL GOLAZO! Club América scores the second one of the night to take the lead!


Diego Valdés' header found the back of the net following a free kick taken by Richard Sánchez! 

GOL! GOAL! GOLAZO! Club América scores the equalizer following a free kick.

What a strike from Álvaro Fidalgo! The Club América player makes a solo play and riffles the ball with his right foot, but he hit the post. After watching the replay, it was Antony Silva who barely touched the ball and that is why it hit the post.


Puebla is showing great discipline on defense and this is making it hard for Club América to find the path to score.


Alejandro Zendejas received a through ball down the right flank and he attempted a low cross looking for Henry Martín, but it was blocked by a defender from Puebla by the penalty spot.

Cortizo opens the scoreboard


What a great play from Puebla! Cortizo was onside and was able to deflect the ball following a one-time shot from Federico Mancuello from outside the box. This is the first goal of the game and the home side takes the early lead. 

GOL! GOAL GOLAZO! Puebla strikes first!


Puebla answered back! Barragán gave a one-time pass to Omar Fernández, but he struggled to control the ball inside the box and Nestor Araujo was able to clear the danger away.


Diego Valdés shot from outside the box barely goes wide. What a great strike from Club América's No. 10, but it was not on target.


The field is wet due to the heavy rain that poured down hours before the game and this is causing players to slip and struggle to control the ball at Estadio Cuauhtémoc.



Rodríguez received the ball on the left flank and tried to cross the ball, but it was blocked by a defender from Puebla. 

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Following the collision with Zendejas, Silva asked the ref to stop the game and the medical staff came in because he was lightly bleeding on his forehead. Fortunately, the Puebla goalkeeper will be able to continue and the game has resumed.


What a miss opportunity for Club América! Alejandro Zendejas entered to box and instead of looking for the back of the net, he tried to cross the ball. Goalkeeper Antony Silva comes out and block the shot, a great save from him to prevent the first goal of the night, 


Henry Martín steals the ball and as he was fighting with Lucas Maia for the ball, the Mexican striker goes down asking for a penalty. But the ref didn't bought it and let the play continue.

The game is underway!

Club América's starting XI

Club América players are warming up ahead of kick-off.

Another birthday for Club América

Today is a special night for the Eagles because it is their 106th birthday and they want to celebrate with a win over Puebla.

Warm up has started

While workers try to drain the field, the goalkeepers from Club América have started to warm up ahead of kick off.

Breaking News!

The Liga MX Leg 1 game between Puebla FC against Club América has been delayed 30 more minutes due to the weather conditions at Estadio Cuauhtémoc. It has been raining all day and the people that work at the stadium have been trying to clear the field so it is ready for kick off. While that happens, players from both teams are warming up prior to the start of the match.

Puebla's starting XI

Game Day!

The first leg of the quarterfinals in Liga MX are set to start at Estadio Cuauhtémoc on Wednesday night and Club América will look to strike first on the road as they have been the team to beat during the regular season.

Top players to watch in the 2022 Apertura playoffs


Top players to watch in the 2022 Apertura playoffs

Anthony Silva

For several tournaments now, the Paraguayan goalkeeper has been the absolute star of Puebla thanks to his oustanding saves. On this occasion, the Guaraní will hope to shine against Chivas, a rival they eliminated a year ago on penalties.

Raúl Jiménez is in Mexico

The Wolverhampton ace will continue his recovery from the groin injury in Mexico for the next 15 days and he will be supporting his boyhood club in the first leg of the play-off.

Liga MX Apertura 2022: quarter final, teams, dates, kick-off times

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Liga MX Apertura 2022: quarter final, teams, dates, kick-off times

Sunday night saw the playoffs for the Apertura 2022 in Liga MX come to an end and we now have the eight teams that will be playing in the quarter-finals of this tournament. In the last game of the ‘repechaje’, Puebla needed penalties to beat Chivas in a dramatic game at the Estadio Cuauhtemoc and became the fourth home side to progress after Cruz Azul, Tigres and Toluca had already seen off opposition from Club León, Necaxa and Juárez, respectively.

Hello and welcome to the preview and play by play of Club Puebla against Club América, quarterfinal game, leg 1, that will be played Wednesday October 12th at Estadio Cuauhtémoc.


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