45-Yard Howitzer In Copa MX Will Make You Spit Out Your Morning Coffee
Liga MX’s Atlas welcomed second-tier Tampico Madero to the Estadio Jalisco on Wednesday night, and the courageous Brave Crabs of Tampico pulled off a stunning upset that all began with a 45-yard piece of violence from 19-year-old forward Eduardo Aguirre.
A penalty from Atlas’ Milton Caraglio gave his side a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute, but a five-minute brace from Aguirre turned the match on its head, gave Tampico Madero the three points and put them on the cusp of the knockout stage.
Immediately following Caraglio’s penalty, just before the stroke of halftime, Aguirre rifled one home from just inside the center circle.
GL de @TMFCoficial Eduardo Aguirre de fuera del área anota un verdadero Golazo y pone el 1-1 ante @atlasfc #Jornada4 de la #CopaCoronaMX #Clausura2018
#SienteTuLiga #MiércolesDeFut pic.twitter.com/0KfNer5UJg— #CopaCoronaMX (@CopaCoronaMx) February 8, 2018
Right after the break, it was Aguirre again with what turned out to be the match-winner.
GL de @TMFCoficial Eduardo Aguirre anota su 1er doblete en #CopaCoronaMX y pone el 1-2 sobre @atlasfc en la #Jornada4 #Clausura2018
#SienteTuLiga #MiércolesDeFut pic.twitter.com/YbRSBAdzBp— #CopaCoronaMX (@CopaCoronaMx) February 8, 2018
That’s how legends are born.
The Brave Crabs sit atop Group 7 with six points from three matches. With a final home match against Veracruz remaining, the second division side are almost guaranteed passage to the knockout stage as the group winners or runners-up.
Atlas, the home of England’s Ravel Morrison, will need to defeat Veracruz on their final matchday to harbor any hopes of progressing.