Bravos de FC Juarez defeated Puebla last night at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium by the score of 1-0 to get their second win in a 3-day span. Also, for the second match in a row, the winning goal came from the foot of Dario Lezcano. The win moved the Bravos from 12th to 8th place in the standings table but can move down depending on the results of other week 10 matches that are going to take place over the remainder of the weekend.

The match got off to a very quick start for the Puebla who produced 3 chances on goal in the first few minutes of the match, in two of those threats the Bravos goalkeeper, Enrique Palos, made two spectacular saves.

FC Juarez would score the lone goal of the match in the first chance they created on goal. Marco Fabian crossed the ball to the right flank and was received by Flavio Santos. Santos would then center the ball to the runner attacking on goal. This runner was Dario Lezcano who would connect the ball as he was falling to put the ball in the back of the net.

FC Juarez.
FC Juarez.

The remainder of the match would be an even contest that was disputed by two teams that demonstrated decreased proficiency in execution as the match progressed. If you take a look at the body of work that was produced by Bravos over the course of the 90 minutes, their overall performance could be qualified as dismal.

Still a win is a win and the Bravos are on nice little undefeated streak that span 3 matches and up next for them will be a road match against a team that is currently out of the playoff zone in Tijuana.

After the match, 600 ESPN El Paso asked FC Juarez head coach Gabriel Caballero how he would go about addressing the positivity of the win while acknowledging the lackluster performance over the course of the week while preparing for the next match. Caballero replied, "Futbol is emotional and one always has to focus on the positives. You have to address and work on any negative aspects of a performance after the coaching staff makes a deep and thorough analysis of any negatives. I’m a very positive person and I will always focus on positive aspects of a match regardless if we win or lose. We need to do that because emotionally we are a very strong team and are fully committed. They are the first ones that are aware that this season, thus far, has not been an easy one in obtaining the points we have. So from that standpoint we can continue to improve and if that’s the case the results will continue to go our way and that gives us tranquility."

Next week’s match against Tijuana will take place on Friday night and is scheduled for a 8pm MST start and will be televised nationally on Fox Deportes.

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