FC Juarez Returns to Action in Copa MX Tonight After First Win of Clausura Season
The Bravos de FC Juarez defeated Atlante last Saturday night at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium by a score of 1-0 to pick up their first win of the 2016 Clausura season. The match's lone goal came in the 80th minute of play when Sidnei Sciola scored off of a pass from Alonso Hernandez getting the ball past Atlante goalkeeper Gerardo Ruiz from point blank range.
The result moves FC Juarez to 10th place in the general standings with 5 points on the season.
The team from the Borderland controlled all the main aspects of the match and were deserving of victory. Aside from 2 chances on gol created in the first half by the visiting team, FC Juarez imposed itself on the opposition for all 90 minutes. It was evident as the match progressed that Atlante came to the Borderland not so much to win, but not to lose.
The match was a physical one, that had tight and somewhat controversial no-calls by the referee. These no-calls would have affected both teams on different occasions, but at the end of the day did not affect the final outcome of the match.
These ideas were also expressed by FC Juarez head coach, Sergio Orduna after the match. He commented, “Today we acquired 3 points at home that are very important, against an Atlante team that came to defend and try to capitalize on a counterattack or on a lapse of concentration on our behalf to get a positive result. I acknowledge that they had two very clear chances to score at the beginning of the match but failed to do so. They dirtied up the match which ended up going hand in hand with complacent job that the referee did that did not leave me the least bit happy.”
Up next for FC Juarez will be a home match in Copa MX competition this evening against first division team Dorados de Sinaloa and resume Ascenso MX league play on Friday afternoon versus Venados FC in Merida, Yucatan.