Pumas Remains Unbeaten: 3 Keys to Success

On Saturday evening, Andres Lillini’s men overcame Puebla in a fantastic 4-1 win. Goals from Fabio Alvarez, Carlos Gonzalez, Johan Vazquez, and Juan Dinenno converted for the Auriazulez.

Following Saturday’s win, Pumas remains unbeaten in the Guardians 2020 tournament equaling four wins and four draws. The auriazulez now sit at third place in the general standings fighting head-to-head against Cruz Azul and America, who all have 16 points. The auriazulez sit one point behind current leaders Leon.

While reviewing their achievements, what has maintained Pumas unbeaten this tournament?

Goalscoring duo.

Lillini’s men fell behind in the scoreline early in the game but quickly recovered to overturn and demolish Puebla, who now sits at 10th place with Saturday’s loss. Juan Dinenno achieved his sixth goal this season while Carlos Gonzalez reached his fourth. The Argentine-Paraguayan duo has scored 66.66% of the club’s goals in this tournament. Both are on an excellent way to battle for the tournament’s goalscorer, just falling below Tigres’ André-Pierre Gignac, who now has (MODIFY) goals.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – SEPTEMBER 05: Carlos Gonzalez #32 of Pumas UNAM celebrates with teammate Juan Ignacio Dinenno #9 after scoring the second goal of his team during the 8th round match between Pumas UNAM and Puebla as part of the Torneo Guard1anes 2020 Liga MX at Olimpico Universitario Stadium on September 05, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Goalkeeping Fortress

Since the arrival of Alfredo Talavera on goal, Pumas has only conceded seven goals in this tournament. With the four-best defense in the tournament, Pumas has managed to keep level with Tigres and Monterrey. Now Talavera’s defense on goal will have to step up his abilities when facing teams like Leon, America, and Santos in just a few weeks. Talavera has the squad’s support and trust, making formidable saves to keep their goal on zero and conceding the least amount of goals.

Lillini’s Tactical Squads

Lillini’s tactics game in-game lines up his team in a 4-4-2 as his main lineup. Talavera on goal, Alan Mozo, Johan Vasquez, Nicolas Freire, Geronimo Rodriguez, and Jesus Rivas rotating in Lillini’s defensive lineup. Those four players in defense have been playing superbly in maintaining solid team performances. His team has been playing good game after game with his chosen players. His team has performed well, and all play together well and have a good flow in their defensive and attacking display.

Pumas go on the road against Santos on Wednesday the 9th, host Atletico San Luis on the 13th, and go on the road against Leon. Pumas will look to continue to their unbeaten streak. Vital points against Santos and Leon and a must-win against Atletico San Luis will get them ready for El Clásico Capitalino against America.

What do you think Pumas’ fate will be for the following three matches ahead of their big game against America?