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  • González Holds Score for América, Strikes First Against Monterrey 1-0

  • Superb goaltending helped las Águilas win a very close match

, photo: Notimex/José Pazos

19 of May 2016 14:25:48

MEXICO CITY — Club América struck the first blow in the Liga MX 2016 Torneo Clausura semifinal round, defeating Monterrey 1-0 at Estadio Azteca with an inspired Hugo González tending América's goal.At least three saves by González could be considered exceptional, keeping the team's frame at zero, while las Águila's Paraguayan Osvaldo Martínez, at 47 minutes, scored the only goal in a match that was expected to be tightly contested.[caption id="attachment_18310" align="alignright" width="300"]60518360. México, 18 May. 2016 (Notimex-José Pazos).-Las Águilas del América y Rayados de Monterrey se enfrentan en el estadio Azteca en el encuentro de “ida” dentro de las semifinales del Torneo Clausura 2016 de la Liga MX. NOTIMEX/FOTO/JOSÉ PAZOS/JPF/SPO/ Las Águilas won in a tightly contested first leg match against Monterrey in the Clausure semifinals. Photo: Notimex José Pazos[/caption]The team hopes to continue the show Saturday at the new Rayados' Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Monterrey.The duel began with tension and intense competition, each team with their arguments. The excellent goalkeeping on both sides only added to players' frustration.For Monterrey, down 1-0 in the aggregate score, very much remains in competition for advancing to the Clausura tournament finals, to face either León or Pechuca, who begin the first leg of their competition Thursday night.Los Rayados and las Águilas meet again Saturday to settle the duel at 8:30 p.m.

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