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Match recap: Santos Laguna 3, Guadalajara 0

Santos gets a great performance from Brian Lozano and a clean sheet from Jonathan Orozco as they down Chivas 3-0.

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A good solid win by Club Santos, downing Chivas 3-0 with goals from Brian Lozano, Matheus Doría, and Julio Furch. Jonathan Orozco also made five stops to get his first shutout of the season.

Santos looked like the better side early, holding possession and taking the game to Chivas. In the 11th minute, Brian Lozano would hit a free kick that would ring off of the post. Minutes later, Chivas would get a chance of their own when Eduardo “Chofis” López was able to direct a header toward goal that was cleared out by the Santos defense. In the 24th minute, Alan Pulido ripped a shot from long range that Jonathan Orozco saw the entire way and easily made the save on. Lozano would attempt a chileno in the 37th minute, but his effort went well high of the net. A minute later, Pulido would again try his luck from long distance but Jona Orozco was able to make a diving stop and hold on to the ball.

Santos would break the deadlock in the 40th minute when Brian Lozano would hit a free kick from about 35 yards out that goalkeeper Antonio “Toño” Rodríguez misplayed, moving the wrong way and trying to dive back to make the save.

Just after the start of the second half, Matheus Doría would get his head on a shot and put it past Toño Rodríguez for his first goal of the tournament.

Chivas looked listless going forward, exhibiting little creativity going forward. More often than not, Guadalajara would attempt shots from long distance that missed the mark or were well-read by Jona Orozco. Santos meanwhile would counter constantly and create odd-man rushes. In the 79th minute on one such rush, Santos would win a throw-in and off of the quick re-start Brian Lozano would slip a defender and fire in a low cross that Julio Furch would get a touch on and redirect in past Toño Rodríguez for Santos’ third goal of the night.

In the 86th, Erick “La Culebra” Castillo lived up to his name as the viper was able to slither his way through the Chivas midfield and hit a shot that was just blocked at the last possible second by Rodríguez. Santos would pressure more and eventually the referee would call time on the match.

Santos will host FC Juárez next Sunday, while Chivas will play Atlético Madrid in the International Champions Cup tournament on Tuesday before hosting Tigres UANL in Liga MX play on Sunday.

Santos Laguna: Jonathan Orozco; Gerardo Arteaga, Matheus Doría, Hugo Rodríguez, Carlos Orrantía; Erick Castillo, Fernando Gorriarán, Ulíses Rívas, Brian Lozano (Bryan Garnica, 87’); Adrián Lozano (Diego Valdés, 74’), Julio Furch

Guadalajara: Antonio Rodríguez; Jesús Sánchez, HIram Mier, Oswaldo Alanís, Alejandro Mayorga; Jesús Molina (Oribe Peralta, 64’), Michael Pérez, Isaac Brizuela (César Huerta, 60’), Eduardo López; Gael Sandoval, Alan Pulido

Scoring: Santos Laguna - Brian Lozano (40’), Matheus Doría (47‘), Julio Furch (78’); Guadalajara - None

Disciplinary: Santos Laguna - Adrián Lozano (Yellow - 51’), Gerardo ARteaga (Yellow - 70’); Guadalajara - Michael Pérez (Yellow - 31’), Tomás Boy (Yellow - 67’)