Baja California.- Tijuana and America try, however, they have to settle for a goalless draw, in their commitment to Round 3 of the Clausura 2020.
The first few moments of the first half showed us an alternate domain, which with the transit of the minutes tilted for the local cause; although the first to unsettle the rival was the America, which through Giovani dos Santos, after a ‘taquito’ serve by Henry Martin, almost managed to open the scoring. This act was avoided by Gibran Lajud, who deflected in time.
The answer would come minutes later, thanks to a header from Miler Bolaños who passed by the side of Guillermo Ochoa’s right post. Since then, the Tijuanenses began to exercise a slight dominance, however, the arrivals of Camilo Sanvezzo, Alfonso Sánchez and Leandro González were insufficient to move the score before half-time.
By the second half the Americas gradually managed to balance the actions by taking greater possession of the spherical and stepping more into the rival area, however all they got was a shot by Richard Sánchez, who after a detour, stayed in Lajud’s hands.
The controversial moment of the night would reach 85th, when a center in Giovani dos Santos was stopped by Omar Mendoza in the area, allegedly by one hand. Oscar Mejía García would score the maximum penalty, but after the review of the VAR would indicate that the ball had gone to the abdomen of the border defense and not to the hand, so it would cancel the play.
With this result, the Americas, with a pending game to play was placed provisionally in the 5th position of the general table with 4 points, while the Xolos, with the same number of points is placed a step back.
Original source: Brand