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Guzman heads Pachuca into semis

  • December 09, 2017
  • Extra-time idea sends Pachuca to UAE 2017 semis
  • Victor Guzman gets a leader with back-post header
  • Wydad play an hour down to 10 group after captain Brahim Nakach perceived second yellow card

Victor Guzman saw Pachuca come out on tip during a razor-tight confront opposite a ten-man Wydad Casablanca in a opening second spin strife of a FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.

It took 120 mins to apart a sides, with a No5 streamer home after a Moroccan side were forced to play a male light following Brahim Nakach’s red card.

The African champions began brightly, with gait and transformation opposite a front bamboozling Pachuca in a early stages. But, once a veterans of 4 Club World Cups found their feet, it was a Mexican side formulating a clearest chances.

Guzman and Angelo Sagal were a element threats, formulating confusion for a outspoken Wydad fans inside a Zayed Sports City Stadium, as they continued to examine down a right flank. Clear cut chances were during a genuine reward for both sides, however.

After a mangle it was Pachuca who started a strongest, with Keisuke Honda banishment narrowly wide, yet a Casablanca side went even closer. An injection of gait down a Wydad left in a figure of Ismail El Haddad roughly paid present dividends, as he detonate brazen usually to see a chipped bid from a left strike a tip of a bar.

Any movement a Africans had begun to build was brought to a shuddering hindrance after a forward plea by Nakach warranted his second yellow of a night only after a hour mark. Even so, it wasn’t until a final 5 mins of normal time that Pachuca began to spin a screw.

Their vigour did not tell, though, as a diversion went into extra-time. Guzman, who had progressing tested Zouhair Laaroubi with a low volley, strike a aim again with a near-post header as a upsurge of a diversion remained blue and white.

That vigour finally told with 8 mins to go as a slide-rule Jorge Hernandez pass expelled Jonathan Urretaviscaya down a right, slicing his cranky behind to be headed home during a distant post by a honourable Guzman.

Pachuca will close horns with Gremio in an all-Americas assembly in Al Ain on 12 December.

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