For the second time this season at the Estadio Azteca, Club America went scoreless to lose 2-0 to Leon on Saturday night.
Mauro Boselli scored both of Leon’s two goals, with the first arriving ten minutes into the match and the second one almost five minutes into the second half. Staying at 14 points in the league standings, America continued this season’s customary inconsistent play coming from a 4-3 win versus Cruz Azul just a week earlier.
Boselli drove in his first goal of the game by shooting a pass from Germán Cano to the top left side of the goal post. On a counter attack, Boselli then recorded his second game of the match by beating out an anticipating Moises Munoz with a flick to the center of the goal post.
Meanwhile, America’s offense found a rarity of opportunities with Michael Arroyo having the clearest opportunity to score with a shot to the far left angle from the left side of the post. Other than Arroyo’s shot, America couldn’t find a way to outwit the Leon defense, and simmered few clear opportunities on goal as Renato Ibarra and Silvio Romero turned into non-factors in the game.
Just two weeks from reaching its 100 year anniversary, America’s aspirations to compete for a championship appear compromised as the team has collected just one win in its last six matches and has recorded a negative four goal differential.
America faces Necaxa next away from home Tuesday night at Estadio Victoria, while Leon face Chiapas Wednesday night at Estadio Leon.