FC Juarez Drops Match 1-0 to Necaxa for First Loss of Season
The Bravos de FC Juarez suffered their first defeat of the 2016 Clausura season losing to Necaxa by a score of 1-0 in Aguascalientes on Saturday night. The lone goal in the match came in the 28th minute by Necaxa midfielder Rodrigo Prieto in a game that was rather uneventful and saw limited offensive creativity, especially by Bravos. FC Juarez has been defeated by FC Juarez both times these two squads have met in regular season play. Last season, Necaxa came to Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium and defeated the hosting side by a score of 3-1.
The match saw an FC Juarez team that never looked comfortable on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes. Minimal improvement was noted in the second half of the match but it was not enough to come away with the equalizer at minimum.
Necaxa did what it had to do to obtain a positive result in their favor. As is with tradition with this franchise they implemented their uncreative and downright ugly style of play at home to come away with points.
This result moves FC Juarez down to 13th place in the general standings table with only 2 points in the Ascenso MX season.
After the game, head coach for the team from the Borderland Sergio Orduna commented on his team's performance each half, “We played two very different halves. We had a very apathetic first half, without any creativity or aggressiveness. Because of that we gave the first half away. We committed a an infantile mistake that results in a goal for them. The second half was different, the team was more aggressive in all aspects, although we didn't create a lot of clear options but at least we spent a majority of the time in their territory with possession attempting to score.”
As for the Bravos being winless in the first 3 weeks of the 2016 Clausura season, Orduna commented, “I feel that in the first two games this season my team did things particularly well. In those games we just weren't thorough enough to score....I accept tonight's loss. The loss was our fault because of our mistake but we are aware that we still have a lot of time to turn things around.”
Up next for the team for the Borderland is a Wednesday match in the Copa MX against Chivas in Guadalajara before returning home to face Atlante on Saturday afternoon in Ascenso MX League.