‘Toro’ Fernandez rescues the draw for Bravos

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Juarez City.- With a goal from Gabriel ‘Toro’ Fernández, the Bravos de Juárez rescued the draw against the Cañoneros de Mazatlán on Saturday night at the Benito Juárez Stadium, but the border team has still not been able to win at home since the first date of the tournament past.

In the match corresponding to Day 10 of the 2022 Opening of the Liga MX, Bravos played with one man less from the 13th minute due to the expulsion of the Uruguayan ‘Maxi’ Silvera.

With this result, Bravos reaches 11 points, the same units that the Cañoneros reached.

Down on the scoreboard at the start of the second half, the equalizer came quickly in the 47th minute thanks to Fernández’s goal, who received a filtered pass from Jesús Dueña and first-intention finished off with his right foot to stop goalkeeper Nicolás Vikonis.

Two minutes later, Fernández himself received a hard tackle from behind by former Bravo Jefferson Intriago, which referee Daniel Quintero did not even mark, but was not alerted by the VAR either.

At minute 63, Matías García received a filtered pass from Dueñas, but ‘Caco”s shot was deflected by Vikonis from a corner kick.

The local team started the game with a good offensive idea and after four minutes the first opportunity presented itself when Gabriel ‘Toro’ Fernández finished off a strong free kick inside the large area, but the ball hit Brian’s face Rubio, in the counterattack Carlos Salcedo shot on goal, but the goalkeeper Vikonis sent a corner kick.

In taking the corner, the ball fell at the feet of Javier Salas, who alone, without a mark and a meter from the goal line, could not finish off well and missed a clear opportunity to open the scoring.

About the 10th minute, Mazatlán opened the scoring after Talavera rejected a center with his fists, the ball went to give the location of Alfonso Sánchez, who at first opportunity, at medium height and with his left foot, shot to send the ball to the right post from ‘Tala’ and from there to the networks.

Things turned ‘ant color’ for Juarenses three minutes later, when Uruguayan ‘Maxi’ Silvera was sent off by referee Daniel Quintero Huitrón. In three quarters of the field, Silvera tried to cover a clearance by Rubio and the Uruguayan’s foot fell on the ankle of the former Bravos player, which was enough for Quintero to send Silvera to the showers very early.

After the goal against and the expulsion, Bravos lost some order on the field of play and began to play more with impetus and desire to tie the score as soon as possible, but that led them to make mistakes in the passes or in area services.

Already in added time, the team from Juarez let go of another good opportunity to match the actions. In a quick counterattack, ‘Maxi’ Olivera gave the ball to ‘Toro’ Fernández, who reached the large area on the right wing, sent a cross to Alan Medina, who without a mark had time to settle down and take a strong shot with his right leg, but the ball went just over the crossbar.

Next Friday the Braves visit Puebla on Matchday 11.