Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Club America, Santos Laguna battle to 1-1 draw in Houston

By Robert H Kelly
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 1, 2019) Club America and Santos Laguna battled to a 1-1 draw in a friendly match in Houston on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The match closed out 2018 for both teams in front of a sellout crowd at BBVA Compass Stadium. Both scores came in the second half and were within four minutes of each other.

The first goal came in the 54th minute when forward Fernando Gonzalez drilled the ball into the net for the score for Las Águilas. Santos evened the score in the 58th minute on a direct free kick by defender Matheus Doria.

In their last five match ups, dating back to November 19, 2017,  America has won two, Santos one, with two games ending in a draw.

The two matches ending in a draw were on May 13, 2018 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City with a 2-2 score, and on November 11, 2018 at Estadio Corona in Torreón, ending in a 1-1 score. The two wins for America were on November 19, 2017 in Torreón and on April 28, 2018 in Mexico City. Both wins were by the score of 1-0. The one win for Santos was on May 28, 2018 in Mexico City, with a 4-1 score.

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