Atlas defeats Pachuca, takes a great advantage and has half a two-time championship in the bag

San Camilo Vargas!... and 10 more. With a providential night by the Colombian goalkeeper , Atlas managed to take the advantage, minimal, but advantage in the end by defeating Pachuca 1-0 in the first leg of the Grand Final of the Grita México Clausura 2022 of Liga MX .

An accurate header by Luis 'Hueso' Reyes in the first half, but at least 5 saves by Vargas, the crossbar and an incredible mistake by Kevin Álvarez were complicit in the advantage that the Foxes achieved, who also had their options to increase the score .

The game was very disputed, there was no clear dominator on the field of play at the Jalisco Stadium and at times the atmosphere and the setting around the game exceeded what was seen on the field of play.

Quiñones sent the first warning but it was not until minute 25 that the zero was broken on the scoreboard. Javier Abella took the ball down the right flank and hit an exact cross at the arrival of 'Hueso' Reyes, who hit the ball with a sharp tackle to stop Ustari and make it 1-0 over Pachuca.

The Tuzos immediately tried to respond and the first warning was with a stroke to the band by Kevin Álvarez , who entered the area, shot but the ball was deflected by very little from the red and black cabin.

Atlas also showed off his arsenal. First it was Luis Quiñones who let the 2-0 go thanks to a great bailout by Ustari and on the corner kick it was Furch who could not give his header the right direction and the ball took paint off the right post of the cabin defended by the hidalguenses.

After minute 75 Pachuca took possession of the ball and the rhythm, but on the other side there was a Colombian wall called Camilo Vargas.

Kevin Álvarez sent a second warning with a shot inside the area in which Vargas did not eat the feint of a possible center and almost towards the end of the first half Vargas again took another goal ball from the Tuzos youth squad in a save that aroused the ovation of Jalisco and that motivated him to get a third goal ball when he covered the header of 'Pocho' Guzmán practically at point-blank range and in the small area. St Camillus!

The tone of the second half did not change because Pachuca came out with everything. Except for a throw-in that Atlas 'turned' into a corner kick and that Furch was very close to saving, the Tuzos put a lot of nerve into the red and black goal.

Nico Ibáñez burst the crossbar in a ball that he volleyed on the edge of the area and then it was 'Pocho' Guzmán who demanded Camilo Vargas with a chopped header that the coffee goalkeeper covered with great technique and practically on the goal line.

And then came the clearest for Pachuca. Kevin Álvarez once again surprised the space between the central defenders, received the ball in the area and when he had everything to make it 1-1, he threw his shot to the side and let go of the parity of the Tuzos in one of those plays that could well be remembered at the end of the series.

Now Guillermo Almada's team will have to win the Vuelta in Hidalgo yes or yes and by two goals, because Atlas could fall by even one goal and still win the two-time Mexican soccer championship.