It was bad, it was ugly. Pick either one of those two adjectives to describe this past Friday’s match between FC Juarez and Santos. Using both of them to describe the contest that took place at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium wouldn’t be wrong either.

I’m not exaggerating.

The scoreless draw between Bravos and Santos was the logical result for a soccer match between two teams that struggled to execute and create any real threats on goal over the course of 90 minutes.

FC Juarez had only half a dozen shots in the match and none of them were on goal. Luckily for the Bravos, they were playing the team that is currently in last place, who showed why indeed they are in last place on Friday night because they themselves brought little to no offensive threat.

After that kind of soccer display both teams will want to turn the page on the performances that they gave and look forward. Because frankly speaking, there was little to rescue and grow on in order to improve from a technical standpoint. Head coach for FC Juarez, Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti, said as much in his post match comments.

“I didn’t see a vast improvement in our team like I would have wanted to. We are missing basic points of execution in order to play a higher quality of soccer. The only thing worth mentioning from tonight’ match is the fact that we tied.”, Ferretti said in his opening statements.

Ferretti continued, “You may think our defensive effort is improving because they didn’t score on us today. I have to look at the entire team, from the defensive line to the forwards. In order for the midfielders and forwards to have threats on goal and in order for that to happen we need to improve a lot in our ability to transition.”

With the point earned for the draw the Bravos now have seven points in five matches as a result of two wins, one draw, and two losses. This is good enough to occupy the tenth spot in the general standings table.

Up next for the Bravos will be another home match against Tigres this coming Friday at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. Tigres will come to the Borderland currently in fourth place with 13 points. They defeated Atletico San Luis 2-1 this past weekend.

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