Spaniard Jennifer Hermoso converted a double on Saturday to become Pachuca’s heroine in their 2-3 victory over Pumas UNAM in the Clausura 2023 Mexican women’s soccer tournament.
Pumas took the lead in the game with goals from Venicia Juárez and Marylin Díaz. Pachuca responded with two goals from Hermoso and one in extra time from Janelly Farias.
In his double Hermoso he reached four goals in the tournament and started all four games played as a starter.
Pumas dominated the first half and were rewarded before the break with a penalty that Juárez took to the right of goalkeeper Renata Masciarelli.
The Pumas advanced 2-0
At the start of the second half, the Cats extended their lead; they scored a second thanks to a good free kick collection. Díaz struck fiercely from seven meters outside the area to a ball that went over the barrier and into the corner.
Panamanian Marta Cox was the engine in midfield that generated Pachuca’s first dangerous actions.
The first goal for his team was born from Cox’s boots. He served on the left side, where Mónica Ocampo, recently admitted, crossed her first intention for the unmarked appearance of Hermoso in the six-yard box and finished with her left foot to bring her team closer to 1- 2 in the 64th minute.
The reaction of the Tuzas was maintained. In the 77th minute, a service from the midfield was denied by the defense, Hermoso was attentive to the lost ball and worked it into the small area to beat Miriam Aguirre for the second time. It’s 2-2.
Owning the mood, the visiting players annoyed the Pumas defence. They managed to turn the score around thanks to a corner kick that Janelly Farías finished off with a header in the fifth minute of extra time to seal a 2-3 victory.
Pachuca reached three wins, one loss and nine points and rose to fourth place with the same points as the first three, Monterrey, Tigres and Juárez FC, with one game less
Source: La Verdad
I’m Rose Herman and I work as an author for Today Times Live. My expertise lies in writing about sports, a passion of mine that has been with me since childhood. As part of my job, I provide comprehensive coverage on everything from football to tennis to golf.