The Iguanas win for the first time in Itsmeño territory, after beating Alebrijes (2-5) on matchday 13 of the 2023 Apertura Tournament of the MX Expansion League

Oaxaca de Juárez, October 14, 2023.- Cancún FC is sub-leader of the 2023 Apertura Tournament of the MX Expansion League!

The Iguanas added their seventh victory of the campaign, second as a visitor and by a landslide, now (2-5) and first against Alebrijes at the Technological Institute of Oaxaca.

At the moment, with its 22 points it is one away from the championship lead, held by Leones Negros of the University of Guadalajara, with 23.

As it has been until now, Cancún FC proposed the match from the beginning of the match, until at minute 30, they opened the scoring with a great goal from Alfonso Tamay, with a shot from very far down the left side, however, along the way the Raúl Castillo deflected and ended up beating the goalkeeper, Octavio Paz, to the base of the right post.

The reaction of the Oaxacans was immediate. Three minutes later, Jorge Mora took a shot before Benjamín Galindo's sweep. Fortunately for the Caribbean people, Edson Reséndez contained the danger.

The Iguanas had control of the match, even with the possibility of increasing the lead. At 37', in a corner kick, the African, Cheik Traore, hit the ball with his head, forcing his teammate, José Rodríguez, to counterattack a few meters from the goal, but the South American did not do it correctly and let a shot escape. clear scoring opportunity.

Now it was Rodríguez who enabled Cheik Traore and he escaped at full speed. The African dared to shoot, but the goalkeeper, Paz, rejected it, a situation that left the ball adrift, only for Raúl Castillo to push it. Cancún FC led 0-2 at minute 40!

The visitors were able to finish the first half with a rout, since the Colombian, José Rodríguez, alone in front of the frame, just to hit it, smashed the ball off the crossbar, after an excellent action by Raúl Castillo.

Alebrijes shortened the deficit at 57' with a goal from Julio César Cruz, with a shot hit the base of Reséndez's right post.

Luis Arce brought in the defender, Rodrigo Reyes, replacing Alfonso Tamay in the 63rd minute to shore up the low team in the face of the hosts' insistence on seeking an equalizer. Later, at 78', Axl Padilla and Arturo Sánchez would replace Cheik Traore and Raúl Castillo, in that order.

Edson Reséndez dressed as a hero with a spectacular save on Julio César Cruz, who had finished with a half scissors.

Cancún FC defined the battle (1-3) with a powerful shot from the newcomer, Axl Padilla, who, among several Alebrijes defenders, sent the ball past Octavio Paz's left post.

There was more. The whistler, Edgar Ulises Rangel, marked a maximum penalty, which, in addition to causing the expulsion of Miguel Ángel Arreola, meant the fourth goal, with a masterful recovery by Benjamín Galindo, with a shot to the left corner.

A Quintana Roo player, Ernesto 'Charol' Reyes, took a direct free kick that beat Edson Reséndez to the right post. Alebrijes added more emotion to the 89th minute.

In compensation, Johan Alonzo put definitive figures (2-5), with a great goal from outside the area.

On matchday 14, the Iguanas will visit the Colts of Iron of Atlante, on Thursday, October 26 at the Ciudad de los Deportes.
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