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Maradona’s Dorados de Sinaloa defeats Club Tijuana in friendly

Dorados de Sinaloa Unveils New Coach Diego Armando Maradona Photo by Carlos Ramirez/Getty Images

In the first meeting between Dorados de Sinaloa and Xolos de Tijuana since Diego Armando Maradona was named manager of the Ascenso MX outfit, the Sinaloenses earned a shock 1-0 win at the Estadio Caliente.

Xolos de Tijuana, who didn’t take this game very lightly, started the match with a lot of their first-team regulars and dominated the first few minutes of the game.

But there very best opportunity didn’t come until late in the first period when Gaspar Servio was forced to a double save in the 44th minute.

The second half was a completely different story, and the visitors came close to taking the lead when they struck the post shortly after the break.

In the 80th minute, Dorados would strike first when a shot by Edson Rivera from outside the box was deflected into the back of the net.

Dorados would then move on to to close out the game and get the win over the Liga MX side.

Next, Xolos de Tijuana take on Club Amèrica in Liga MX, while Dorados face a crucial ,matchup against Mineros.