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Comeback keeps streak alive

Sat, Feb 08 2014 03:00 PM Posted By: Jose Guzman

Just when it seemed like Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente would be conquered by Rayados de Monterrey at home the team put together an incredible comeback as they scored two goals in the last 16 minutes of the game.
The 2-1 result was hard to believe especially given that the opposing team controlled the first half and part of second.

Club Tijuana’s coach Cesar Farias made a substitution that was the game changer when he pulled out Hercules Gomez, who had not been playing well, and inserted Dario Benedetto in the 61st minute.
Cesar Delgado scored for Monterrey in the 65th minute as he sent a powerful strike from outside the box to beat Xolos goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo to give Monterrey a lead.

In the 74th minute Elio Castro's errant header sent the ball to Benedetto’s foot, who finished the play by putting the ball in the back of the net.

Midfielder Cristian Pellerano who has been the teams MVP this season created the play for the game winner as he sent a pass towards Benedetto who then crossed the ball to Juan Hernandez who re-centered the ball back to Pellerano who beat both defenders and scored with a strong header in the 85th minute of regulation time.

"I’m convinced that we deserved the win, we always play to win and we achieved that as this game last 90 minutes,” Farias said.


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