Almada: We played football while Cruz Azul were there to obstruct

Tue 03 August 2021 | 8:03

Santos Laguna were held to a draw in their Liga MX match against Cruz Azul on Sunday.

Santos Laguna

were dominating the game when they conceded an opener in the 64th minute of their match against

Cruz Azul

on Sunday. The Guerreros managed to salvage a point by equalizing the game in the 82nd minute, but

Jorge Almada

blamed the opponents and the referee for the final result.


"One team tried to play and the other tried to obstruct, with the help of a permissive referee,"

the Santos coach said via


. "Sometimes I find it difficult to understand what is happening.

"The referee gives five minutes [of stoppage time] when they cut the game, threw the balls, there was a pause to drink water. I would be more satisfied if we left and lost it with all the time that was lost.

"The main [decision-maker] is the referees, if someone decides not to play they should punish them. I don't like my players to take time [like that].

"It is difficult for me to understand things that we all talk about [in meetings with Liga MX officials] and are not carried out."

Having collected four points from two matches, Santos Laguna sit third in the Liga MX. Almada’s side will face

Tigres UANL

in their next league match on August 8.

source: SportMob

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