Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: America 1, Atlas 0

The new-look America continued to show last night that it’s becoming a tough team to beat, although it took some luck and last-second heroics to pull out a 1-0 win at Atlas. The hosts had a big chance in the 66th minute when Atlas got a PENAL! when Bruno Valdez also got a Rojas! HE GONE! But Milton Caraglio failed to convert although it still gave Atlas the man advantage for 23 minutes. But halfway into end-of-game extra time, Paul Arreola made what would be the fatal mistake for Atlas, which resulted in a PENAL! for America, and as he has done many times in his famed career Oribe Peralta played the hero once again, converting for the goal and America’s 3rd straight win. It puts them into the lead in the standings for now ahead of what could be a huge matchup next week against Lobos that might very well decide the regular season champion. Atlas, meanwhile, has now lost 2 straight after winning its first 2.

Game Stats:
Goals-Oribe Peralta (America, 90+3′, 2nd of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-America 3, Atlas 1
Corner Kicks-America 3, Atlas 3
Amarillas-America 4 (Miguel Samudio, 34′, Silvio Romero, 41′, Paul Aguilar, 53′, Agustin Marchesin, 72′), Atlas 3 (Jaine Barrerira, Milton Caraglio, 34′, Paul Arreola, 90+2′)
Rojas-America 1 (Bruno Valdez, 66′)

Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 49,313 (89.7% capacity)

Next up:
Atlas-at Cruz Azul (8/19)
America-at Lobos (8/19)

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