Santos Laguna comfortably defeated Puebla in Matchday 4 of the Clausura 2024 and achieved their first victory of the tournament with a score of 3-0 and goals from Harold Preciado, Jordan Carrillo, and Duván Vergara.
As a result, those led by Pablo Repetto briefly rose to tenth place, while La Franja fell to last place with only one unit.
In the first half, the Warriors suffered against Puebla, with only 40 percent possession of the ball, despite some arrivals that seemed more for the local team. The visitor showed better football but could not capitalize on it.
The first clear shot was a shot by Brayan Angulo, who appeared on the attack and took a long shot that forced goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo to dive to prevent the Fringe goal.
The clearest for the Warriors was until the 37th minute, when the Albiverdes appeared on the attack and Harold Preciado appeared to have space outside the area and took a shot that unfortunately went wide.
In minute 47, there was a controversial game because Harold Preciado disputed the ball with goalkeeper Jesús Rodríguez. However, he ended up stepping on him as a red card, was reviewed by VAR, and only ended up with a yellow card.
In the 61st minute, there was a controversial play after Lucas Cavallini’s handball in the area when he fought for the ball in the air with Harold Preciado, and after analyzing the game by VAR, they decided to score a penalty in favor of Santos.
Preciado himself decided to take the penalty kick, and with impeccable execution, he ended the scoring opening for Territorio Santos Modelo.
Preciado had the second goal in the 67th minute after a precise cross was given to him from the right wing, but the Colombian forward could not direct the goal, and the ball went to the side of the goal.
Jordan Carrillo managed to score the second in the 72nd minute when he stole the ball from the opponent, cut through an opponent, and took a low shot that was deflected by Diego de Buen, changing the direction of the ball, and it went behind the net.
The scoring was closed by Duván Vergara in the 90th minute, when he was one-on-one with Araña Rodríguez after a great pass from Carrillo that left him alone in front of the opposing goalkeeper.
Acevedo had another great save in the 81st minute against a point-blank shot by Diego de Buen in the area, after a cross from Santiago Ormeño, who came on in the second half.
On Matchday 5, Puebla hosts Mazatlán at Cuauhtémoc Stadium next Friday, February 2, at 9:00 p.m., while Santos will visit Atlas on Sunday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m. at Jalisco Stadium.