Goals and Highlights: Pumas 2-1 Pachuca, in 2020 Liga MX
Image: VAVEL


Thanks for following this Pumas vs Pachuca in VAVEL USA!
Next match
Pumas visit Juarez on Thursday, January 16. Pachuca hosts Chivas on Saturday, January 18.
Pumas start off on the right foot and beat Tuzos 2-1.
Murillo tries a header, but Saldivar cuts it off. Pachuca is pushing forward at the end of the game.
The referee adds six minutes to the game.
89' GOAL!
PACHUCA'S GOAL! Franco Jara scores the discount for Tuzos. Pumas 2-1 Pachuca.
The referee decides it's a penalty for Pachuca.
Pumas' modification. Pablo Barrera leaves and the young Jesús Rivas enters.
Alan Mozo is encouraged to shoot a cross-shot that passes very close to the left post.
Shot by Favio Álvarez which is caught by the rival goalkeeper. 
Pachuca close to their first goal again! Richards heads inside the box, but the shot wasn't good.
Close Franco Jara to score! Saldívar sends a corner kick after a cross into the area.
Pumas' second goal!
Yellow card for Daniel Hernández (Pachuca) and Favio Álvarez (Pumas).
Second modification of Tuzos. Kazim Richards enters and Luis Chávez leaves the court.
69' GOAL!
Pumas GOAL!  Goal by the debutant boy, Marco Garcia.
Second modification. Debut of Marco García who enters the court and Juan Pablo Vigon leaves.
Saldívar saves Pumas! He rejects a strong shot by Lopez who was savoring the first goal of the Tuzos.
Closer second goal of Pumas! Good center by Victor Malcorra that rejects the defense of the rival.
Heavy attack into Tuzos' area
Tuzos's modification. Cristian Souza enters and Víctor Dávila leaves.
Risky exit of Saldívar out of his area, but he resolves in a great way to avoid that Jara was left alone.
The first change is made. Saucedo leaves injured and Malcorra enters.
Sambueza's shot
Rubens was close to tying the game
Adonai Escobedo rules that it is not a penalty and the match is restarted with a goal kick.
The referee goes to the VAR to review a possible penalty kick for Pachuca.
The goal of Tuzos is closer! Sambueza hits the ball with a left-handed shot, but his ball goes over the crossbar.
Half time. The first half has finished! Pumas 1-0 Pachuca.
Pablo Barrera came close to scoring the second goal.
The referee adds two minutes to the first half.
Pumas' timely defensive sweep prevents Franco Jara from being left alone in the rival's area.
Yellow card for Víctor Dávila because the referee interpreted a simulation to score a penalty.
Great goal!
This was the debut of Sebastian Saucedo.
GOOOAAAL! Pumas has scored!
Quintana saves Pumas! After a cross into the small area, the college defender deflects the ball from Franco Jara's shot.
Blanco's save
That was Alfonso Blanco's save after Pumas' first goal opportunity.
Pumas continue to insist on reaching their opponents' area with Carlos Gonzalez, but they still have no strength in front of goal.
Blanco avoids Pumas' first goal! Favio Alvarez is encouraged to hit from long distance, but the goalkeeper sends the ball in for a corner kick.
Long ball that Carlos Gonzalez was looking for, but Alfonso Blanco goes out to cover and almost loses the ball.
Foul at the middle field on Pablo Barrera.
As in every game, the university hymn is sung.
That's how the Pumas stand and line up in their first game.
Line up Tuzos
Blanco, López, Cabral, Murillo, Sambueza, Aguirre, Hernández, Ibarra, Chávez, Dávila, Jara.
Line up Pumas
Saldivar; Mozo, Quintana, Vasquez, Mayorga; Iniestra, Saucedo, Vigon; Alvarez, Barrera, González.
Here are some statistics among the teams that will face each other today
Warming up UNAM
Pumas are already on the court warming up.
Warming up Tuzos
The stadium that will host this match is the University Olympic Stadium. It has capacity for 72 thousand spectators and is the only one of the Olympic Stadiums located in an area declared World Cultural Heritage.
Photo: Ivan Ruiz | VAVEL
Foto: Ivan Ruiz | VAVEL
Of the last five meetings between these two teams, Pachuca have won two (as hosts), drawn one, and Pumas have won two (one as locals and one as visitors).
The last time they met was in the Apertura 2019 when Tuzos won 2-0 at the Hidalgo Stadium.
Don't miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for this Pumas vs Pachuca match.
How to watch Pumas vs Pachuca Live TV and Stream
If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: TUDN and ESPN

If you want to directly stream it: TUDN App and ESPN Play

If you want to watch in on internet, VAVEL USA is your best option!

Pumas: Team News
After not entering into plans with Pumas, Juan Manuel Iturbe sent out a message of support for the club at the start of the Clausura 2020. 

During the presentation of the reinforcements, Jesus Ramirez said that they intend to find him a new club. The Pumas' president said that this week could define the exit. 

Pachuca: Team News
At least two more reinforcements would be sought by Pachuca's Tuzos, said uruguayan coach, Paulo Pezzolano, as the team would require these two elements in order to give the best results in the development of the MX League's Clausura 2020 tournament. 

"When it comes to reinforcements, we do need a few more, but it's better to take your time and make a good decision. One or two more players may come, and we have to know how to exploit what we have so that we don't rush into a decision that doesn't suit us," he said. 


Debutant coach
Paulo Pezzolano came to the Tuzos bench to replace Martin Palermo. Although his career as a strategist is short, Pachuca's management has been marked by new commitments within the technical directorate. The Uruguayan strategist is looking to make his debut with a win and thus get off on the right foot.

Despite the loss of the squad, the Tuzos have been strengthened by the likes of Colin Kazim Richards and Cristian Souza, who are looking to lead the Blue-White team into Liguilla.

Pachuca beat Puebla 4-1 in pre-season and drew with Cruz Azul 2-2.

Foto: Milenio
Photo: Milenio


A New College Age
After the departure of Rodrigo Ares de Parga, Leopoldo Silva took the reins of the university team. His management begins in this 2020 Clausura and for this tournament, six reinforcements have joined the Pumas squad.
Jerónimo Rodríguez, Flavio Álvarez, Alejandro Mayorga, Sebastián Saucedo, Leonel López and Johan Vásquez are the new members of the university team who will be looking for the coveted title they have been denied since they last won in 2011. 
Pumas beat Toluca (3-2) and Puebla (2-1) in pre-season; lost to Cruz Azul Hidalgo (1-2).
Photo: Pumas.mx
Photo: Pumas.mx
Kick-off time
The Pumas vs Pachuca match will be played at the stadium Universitario, in CDMX Mexico. The kick-off is scheduled at 13:00pm ET.
Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Competition match: Pumas vs Pachuca! 

My name is Silvia and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.