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The failure is in sight for Pachuca, if it sticks to statistics. Midweek allowed Pumas will take the minimum advantage, so he must visit Ciudad Universitaria with the need to win by two annotations, thus going against his own historical tendency not to overcome in Liguilla, in addition to that of the rival in turn, because he needs to do a feat that no one has achieved in the contest : win at the University Olympic Stadium.
What does Pachuca need to advance in the Liguilla?
Due to the disadvantage of a goal and the position in the table, the Tuzos have the urgency to get away with at least a couple of touchdowns, since any score lower than that would mean the club’s farewell from the contest.
Pachuca does not know how to overcome in Liguilla
In all editions of short tournaments, the Hidalgo only advance to the Semifinals when they get the advantage in the first leg (this they have done eight times). The problem is when they look down on the scoreboard, because in six tournaments, in five he was out; the only exception was in Clausura 2006 when they lost 1-2 to Morelia, which he beat in Round 3-1 (4-3 aggregate), but this took place at the Huracán stadium.
As if that were not enough, Pumas is not a team that usually misses the advantages, since of the seven occasions that won the first leg, advanced in six; the only disaster was in the Apertura 2014, when they defeated America 1-0, but in the second match they fell by the same score and the Eagles advanced by the position in the table.
Beyond history Pachuca must deal with the moment that UNAM is going through, because the university students have only lost one match in the tournament (against León), while at home they have not lost since February of this year when they succumbed 1-2 to the late Morelia, in addition to the difference that the Tuzos require they have not suffered Los Pumas since February 2019 when they lost to León 1-3.