América was one step away from equaling Manchester City’s record in touches made to score a goal – La Opinion

América was one step away from equaling Manchester City’s record in touches made to score a goal – La Opinion


The 42 touches that the América team used to generate the play that culminated with the goal of the Mexican-American striker Alejandro Zendejas to place the score 0-2 in the final 0-4 victory over the New England Revolution In the first leg of the Concachampions quarterfinals, they were five touches away from equaling the mark of 47 that Manchester City used to beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 last season in the Premier League.

In the goal of the so-called “Citizens”, the great play of 47 touches led to the goal of the British Phil Foden that opened the scoring against Nottingham Forest, demonstrating the great tactical work of the prestigious Spanish Joseph Guardiola.

An action similar to the previous two was presented in the 2002 World Cup through the Mexican team, when almost at the end of the first half against the prestigious team of Italy, the Aztec team led by Javier Aguirre used 17 touches to score the 1- 0 in the 34th minute in that memorable match against the “azzurri” squad that ended up tying 1-1 in the second half to advance to the next phase of the World Cup tournament.

It should be clarified that the 47 touches of Manchester City are not the only mark of great football manufacturing for the “Citizens” team, since in the victory also of the last 2023 Premier League tournament, the eleventh of the Spanish “Pep” Guardiola He put together 66 passes before Jack Grealish helped score in the 4-1 victory over Liverpool.

The American goal

Without a doubt a milestone for the Mexican team led by Brazilian André Jardine who has tried to impose the “jogo bonito” style in the Aztec eleventh and that on the cold night at the Guillete Stadium, brought the heat to the match against the North American team in the Concacaf regional competition.

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All the factors came together for Alejandro Zendejas to score a great goal preceded by 42 touches from América in the 0-4 victory over the New England Revolution. Photo: Sebastian Laureano Miranda/Imago7.

In Zendejas’ score, América gave a lesson in touches, with great tactical sense, since to score a goal of this manufacture requires coordination and work on the field. Not only is it about touching the ball for the sake of touching it, but they went from one side of the field to the other until they found a way to give the ball to Alejandro Zendejas in the New England Revolution area to score the second goal with a shot at the far post. which left the goalkeeper of the North American team without options.

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