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Atlas will want to win this clash at Estadio Jalisco. Each side has only one win so far this season. They know that this will be their best shot at grabbing all three points, even though both teams are in the bottom three.
Atlas must be more confident as they appear to be the stronger team. They were the first team to do a double-digit win last year. They have won this season, and Queretaro is at the bottom of the table with only two points.
When the sides first met, the match had to be stopped in the second period due to violence from the crowd. Two sets of supporters attacked one another, which led to violence and the match being called off in the second half. The violent clash reportedly saw as many as 17 fans losing their lives on one of the darkest days in football history. Queretaro was fined for the deaths of fans in and around his stadium. He also had to keep it closed for three years. After the game had been called off,
Atlas was awarded a win of 3-0 over Queretaro. After Julio Furch’s first-half goal, they led 1-0. Liga MX called off the match and awarded the victory to the away team.
Last full match
In the Apertura last year, Atlas won comfortably 2-0 over Queretaro. The Atlas team dominated from the beginning and didn’t allow any opponents to score a goal. At the same time, they took 19 shots, got six on target, and scored two goals – both in the second half to win the game.
Julio Furch, Christopher Trejo and Christopher Trejo were on the scoresheets for the home team. Queretaro’s Bryan Olivera saw his red card removed by the VAR shortly before the hour. Atlas have lost just once to Queretaro in their last 12 meetings – winning nine times and sharing points twice. After picking up four points in their first three games
Atlas lost their third.
Atlas did not have the most successful start to the season, drawing to Club America in the opener fixture. After the draw, neither side was able to score a goal and were forced to split points. Reigning champions Atlas lost points due to the draw.
Things got even worse when they lost to Toluca. Atlas, who were hoping to return home with all three points in their next game, were shocked by Toluca’s failure to reach the Clausura playoffs earlier this year.
Leonardo Fernandez, Fernando Navarro, and Valber Huerta scored in the first 15 minutes of the game, and it was an uphill battle for Atlas from there onwards. Jesus Ocejo pulled one back at the end of the first half, but their next goal came in the 84th minute via Aldo Rocha and only helped in making the scoreline look somewhat respectable.
A Win at last, but Downhill from There
Atlas got their first victory of the season against Cruz Azul and also avenged their Supercopa Liga MX loss. Jonathan Herrera and Jeremy Marquez scored for the home team, while Christian Tabo and Santiago Gimenez couldn’t help but score goals for the away side.
The win was to get the season started for Atlas. They have now lost three of their last three matches.
Three-Match Losing streak for Champions
They lost their first match to Tigres UNAL where they couldn’t get one shot in target. Atlas managed to have just 26 percent of the ball in the entire game and expectedly did not create a single big chance. They conceded 33 shots, 14 of which were on target, but somehow conceded just two goals.
They did better in the next match against Club Tijuana and kept 63 percent of the ball, but still ended up losing. Atlas led in 5 minutes via Hugo Nervo. However, Renato and Lucas Rodriguez goals saw them take the lead just before the half-time break.
Tijuana won all three points. Atlas won the match against Santos Laguna, but lost. They had 54 percent of the ball and 16 shots on goal, but lost 1-0 after Juan Brunetta scored for the home side in the second half.
Injuries and Suspensions Mauro Maknotas is still out of action and will not be playing this season due to his injury to the Cruciate Ligament.
Queretaro are now winless after six games and desperately need a win
Queretaro has had their worst season yet and is currently at the bottom of this table. The team has not won any of their six games so far, and they do not look likely to make the playoffs again. They finished outside the top 12 in the Apertura last season, which was the same case in the Clausura earlier this year. Although they have signed some good players, so far it has not been a great season.
Gabriel Rojas was also signed as a free transfer. Clifford Aboagye, Luis Felix and Mario Osuna were all lured in. Club Tijuana has taken David Barbona on loan and Ettson Alyon. These could be crucial transfers, but the situation is very different.
Losing Behavior Their season began with a loss to Pachuca of 2-0. However, that was not surprising. The Clausura table was dominated by the home team earlier in the year, and they made it to this year’s final. The scoreline was a respectable one and Queretaro did put on a fight to keep 46 percent of the ball.
Queretaro was next up, with Club Nexaca’s Milton Gimenez scoring all three goals for Queretatro. The striker scored at the right end in the 23rd minute before his own goal leveled things up 8 minutes later. He scored the winner for Necaxa in the 83rd minute and finished a unique hattrick as a result.
SMALL Margins Quertaro lost an opportunity for a win against Juarez. This was the team that came in last at the Clausura. After a draw, they lost 1-1 to Monterrey. Queretaro faced CD Guadalajara with a strong performance. They came back from two goals down in the match.
Mario Osuna scored from the spot in the 89th minute to get them their second point of the season, but could not carry the momentum into the next game and they lost 2-1 to Tigres UNAL.
Injuries and Suspensions
David Cabrera has been suspended. However, no one is hurt for the game against Atlas.
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How to Watch Atlas vs Queretaro
Teams Atlas vs Queretaro Location Estadio Jalisco Time Thursday, August 4 at 10pm EST How to watch Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes