PACHUCA, Hidalgo — In a first intense match of the final, it seemed Pachuca wanted it more, as the team looked more and more dominant as it took a 1-0 lead over Monterrey within the Estadio Hidalgo in the first leg to determine the title of the Torneo Clausura 2016 of the Liga MX.
The Argentine striker Franco Jara, at 61 minutes, made the only goal of the match, and now both teams will meet Sunday in Monterrey to define the new monarch of Mexican football.
With the steady drizzle, the field was very fast, a situation that in no way detracted from the two clubs, thanks to the style of play, los Rayados tried to drive the ball by its “brain,” the Colombian Edwin Cardona while los Tuzos of Pachuca attacked with lashes from the sides.
Although the first half ended as it began, without goals, in the second period, taking advantage of playing at home, Tuzos took the initiative and immediately put goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco in a predicament with a diagonal from the right that no one rebounded, but defender Efrain Juarez, on the line, allowed Jara to score in an action where the ball hit between his shoulder and arm, causing a controversy.
Without a penalty mark, the home team of Hidalgo continued stalking, and Franco Jara put in a header to mark the scoreboard 1-0 after an hour on the field, on a stretch of the game where Pachuca pushed more than los Rayados and reflected it on the board.
The teams travel to Monterry to perform the second leg of the final at Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Sunday at 8:36 p.m.