After having maintained the advantage during the first leg at the Azteca Stadium, Cruz Azul traveled to Montreal to face the final match of the quarter finals in the Concacaf Champions League. In both matches, Uriel Antuna has established himself as the player with the best performance being the author of the two goals of the series. However, the one scored in the Montreal Olympic Stadium stood out for his high level of difficulty.
After the last minute injury that relegated Jesús Corona to the stadium’s stands, Juan Reynoso had to improvise his painting. However, Uriel Antuna remained firm as a lateral striker on the right. The confidence of having scored the go-ahead goal at the Coloso de Santa Úrsula was enough to restart the match.
Although his presence in the rival area was noticed from the first minutes, the Sorcerer was not able to open the scoring. Even, missed a clear scoring opportunity against the goalkeeper in the 14th minute. Noticing the inaccuracy, the Peruvian strategist indicated the change of lane to the Olympic medalist, movement that originated the play of the second goal on the global scoreboard.
Seconds before the end of the first period, Montreal tried to get out playing in their half court. However, a poorly executed pass was recovered by Juan Escobar. The defender advanced a few meters and served a filtered pass to Angel Romero. The Paraguayan advanced a few meters while the men in the area mobilized.
Santiago Gimenez he ran towards the penalty area to distract the defenders and he succeeded. His movement allowed Uriel Antuna a comfortable position to receive the ball. Before he hit the grass, the Sorcerer accommodated his body and fired a powerful volley with the right leg that was embedded with force in the net. The archer was unable to move due to the haste of the attack.
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