Pachuca won 2-0 against Queretaro on Thursday night to give themselves a commanding advantage ahead of Sunday’s second leg.
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The scoring was opened after just nine minutes by German Cano, as he effort from close range proved to be too strong for the Queretaro keeper to keep out.
The lead was doubled after 35 minutes by the supplier of the opener, Rodrigo Salinas. Once again it was shocking defending.
Queretaro’s night kept getting worse. Osorio saw red for this:
And it meant Ronaldinho had to be sacrificed before half time. He wasn’t happy, heading straight down the tunnel…
And even refusing an autograph before eventually leaving the stadium in his car. It could well be the last time we see him in the Liga MX.
The second leg is scheduled for Sunday night. Kickoff will be at 8pm local time.