The America club directed by the Argentine Fernando Ortiz broke record for goals in a Liguilla key since the establishment of short tournaments in Mexican soccer, after they swept Puebla FC 11-2 this Saturday in the quarterfinals of Apertura 2022.
With this, he managed to overcome the 9-0 that CD Toluca gave him, in the same instance in Summer 2000, and to the same Puebla squad. This led the Devils to the championship of said contest.
On that occasion, the team from the State of Mexico, which was led by Enrique Meza, won 0-2 as a visitor at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium, with a double by Carlos María Morales.
However, Toluca was uncovered in the second leg with seven more goals for the win, which until tonight was the largest in the history of the short tournament leagues. Carlos Morales and José Saturnino Cardozo signed a double each, in addition to which Víctor Ruiz was in charge of closing the account.
— Club America (@ClubAmerica) October 16, 2022
Thus, it took 22 years for a team to break the record for most goals.
The recent history was written since last October 13, the day in which the Eagles won 1-6 at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium with goals from Diego Valdés, Alejandro Zendejas, Brian Rodríguez, Federico Viñas, as well as a double from Henry Martín.
While this October 15, the 5-1 win was completed at the Azteca Stadium, with goals from Brian Rodríguez, Henry Martín, Roger Martínez, Álvaro Fidalgo and Miguel Layún.
Not satisfied with having been the best offense of the tournament during the Regular Phase of Liga MX, where they reached 38 touchdowns, thus emulating the team from Closing 2005, America is already in the Semifinals and they are emerging as the number one candidate to be crowned in the Apertura 2022.
It will be this October 16 when they will define who will be their rival in that instance, as Club Pachuca will host the UANL Tigers and Santos Laguna the Toluca Devils.