Clásico Regio Femenil Ends in Goalless Draw
Rayadas and Tigres Fail to Capitalize on Opportunities
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon /
In the highly anticipated First Leg Semifinal of Apertura 2023, the Clásico Regio Femenil concluded with a goalless draw. Both Rayadas and Tigres struggled to find the back of the net in a lackluster match that failed to live up to expectations.
The first half was evenly contested, with limited opportunities for both teams. However, there was a clear chance for Stephany Mayor that went begging, which could have made the difference in the opening 45 minutes.
Nancy Antonio squandered a golden opportunity in the 4th minute when she found herself alone in the box but made a poor decision with her pass, allowing Stephany Mayor, who was poorly positioned, to miss the target.
The closest Rayadas came to scoring was in the 38th minute when Nicole Pérez unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box, forcing goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago to make a diving save.
The clearest chance of the game fell to Stephany Mayor in the 42nd minute. After a long pass, she found herself one-on-one with goalkeeper Pamela Tajonar, but her shot inexplicably hit the post.
Tigres Femenil Fail to Capitalize on Numerical Advantage
In the second half, Tigres found themselves with a one-player advantage after Samantha Simental was shown a red card for a second bookable offense on Lizbeth Ovalle. However, they failed to make the most of the situation.
In the 69th minute, Lizbeth Ovalle attempted a long-range effort, but the ball was too low and directly into the hands of goalkeeper Pamela Tajonar.
Greta Espinoza missed a glorious opportunity to secure victory for Tigres in the 84th minute. With the ball at her feet in the box, all she had to do was tap it in, but her finish lacked placement and went straight into the arms of goalkeeper Tajonar.
The return leg will take place on Monday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the University Stadium. The match will determine the finalist, with both Monterrey teams vying for a spot in the championship.