The Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca second-leg quarterfinal will be played this Sunday, May 4, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Olimpico. Pumas and Tuzos will look for the win which will take them into the semifinals of the Clausura 2014. The series is currently tied 1-1 with goals from Abraham Dario Carreño for Pachuca and Javier Cortes for Pumas.
Pumas, to finish the task
Pumas were not sharp at their game on Thursday, lot of distractions, loosing the ball, and a poor offensive strategy. All of these almost put them at risk of loosing the game if Javier Cortes had not scored that late goal at the end of the game.
For the second leg it is necessary to see a Pumas that is more aggressive and that risks it all to get to the next round. Although they have a small advantage being that they scored an away goal, they still need to prove that they are worthy of semifinals.
Pachuca, seeking the win
A win or a tie by 2 or more goals will place Pachuca into the next round. Enner Valencia will have a chance to prove himself again after missing a penalty shot that let Pumas get away with a draw. Pachuca will use the power in the midfield to attack Pumas and seek the win. It is all or nothing for these two teams in a game that promises to be interesting.
On Saturday, #4 ranked Santos Laguna and #8 ranked Leon qualified into the semifinals. If Pumas wins the series against the Tuzos, then UNAM will face Leon in the next round. If Pachuca wins, they could either face Santos Laguna, or Xolos of Tijuana, pending that they eliminate Toluca Sunday morning.
Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca Prediction
The Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca quarterfinal is a promising game which will most likely be very contested. Pumas will style a collective game while Pachuca might depend on individuality. In the end, Pumas will get the win and pass onto the next stage by defeating Pachuca 1-0.
Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca TV Schedule
The Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca match will be televised on Univision Deportes at 3:00 PM Pacific.
Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca Highlights
The Pumas UNAM vs Pachuca video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the game.