Necaxa beat Atlético de San Luis 1-0 on Matchday 2 of Guard1anes 2021. In an important duel in terms of percentage, both teams looked for the opportunity to add their first three units of the tournament, which stayed at the home of the Ray.
The fans that returned to the Victoria Stadium could see the first glimpses of the Potosi offensive. At minute four Pablo Barrera wanted to take advantage of the direct free kick, however the ball arrived without problems at the hands of Luis Ángel Malagon.
Necaxa tried to open the scoring, when at minute 7, Maximiliano Salas articulated a counterattack towards the goal of the Potosinos. The Argentine forward took advantage of the carelessness of the Potosí defense to get into the rival area, however, he did not shoot in a good way, so the shot was easily stopped by Axel Werner.
Although Atlético de San Luis tried to go find the first goal of the night, Necaxa again made the Potosinos’ nets tremble, after Ian González was left alone in front of the rival goal, although he could not connect the ball in a good way.
The entry of Batallini gave the Potosí team greater mobility, precisely the dangerous move for the rojiblancos at the beginning of the second half was orchestrated by the former Argentinos Jrs player.
Although Leonel Rocco’s team had the most dangerous actions, Necaxa generated the most accurate play at minute 72. Martín Barragán connected the service from a free kick, which was deflected by Axel Werner.
At minute 80, Necaxa was left without one of his key men, Unaí Bilbao who at the time of avoiding a pass in favor of the Potosinos, ended up stamped on the advertising canvases, which caused the Spanish to tear his knee with one of the nails that supported the structure.
At minute 90, Damián Batallini generated a penalty against Atlético de San Luis and although the action was reviewed in the VAR, the center-back determined to score the maximum penalty. Ian González applied the “ex’s law” to the Potosinos, since it was the Spaniard himself who scored Necaxa’s goal.
At minute 92, Mario de Luna, defender of Necaxa, committed a hand in his own area. Although the whistler decided to continue the match, the VAR determined to mark the foul. The tie seemed to be coming for the Potosinos, however Pablo Barrera missed the chance of the match.