Henry Martín Scores 100th Goal for Club América in 2-1 Loss to Pumas UNAM

Club América striker Henry Martín scores historic 100th goal, but Pumas UNAM defeat the champions 2-1 in a thrilling capital city classic. Martín's milestone overshadowed by Pumas' comeback victory, keeping the race for the playoffs wide open.

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Henry Martín Scores 100th Goal for Club América in 2-1 Loss to Pumas UNAM

Henry Martín Scores 100th Goal for Club América in 2-1 Loss to Pumas UNAM

In a Liga MX match on April 21, 2024, Club América striker Henry Martín achieved a historic milestone by scoring his 100th goal for the club against Pumas UNAM at Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City. Despite Martín's achievement, Pumas UNAM ultimately defeated the defending champions 2-1 in an exciting capital city classic.

Martín opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 20th minute, reaching the century mark for goals with Club América. He became only the seventh player in the club's history to reach this feat. The goal puts Martín just one behind Eduardo Palmer and three behind Enrique Borja on the club's all-time top scorers list.

However, Pumas equalized through Ulises Rivas in the 39th minute and took the lead in the second half with a goal from Leonardo Suárez in the 60th minute. Pumas held on to secure the 2-1 victory, denying Club América the chance to extend their lead at the top of the league table.

The match featured several key events, including yellow cards, substitutions, and a red card for Brian Rodríguez of América in the 90+1st minute. This was Pumas' first victory over their rivals in five years, breaking a negative streak for the university team. The last time Pumas had defeated América at home was on February 17, 2019.

Why this matters: The result keeps Club América at the top of the Clausura 2024 table on goal difference, while Pumas UNAM have firmly inserted themselves into the race for a playoff spot. The historic 100th goal by Henry Martín adds to the significance of this heated rivalry match.

Despite the loss, Martín's achievement was celebrated by his teammates on the pitch. "This historic milestone for Martín was celebrated as if it were a World Cup goal," according to reports. Martín, who is now the team's captain, is also the third-highest assist provider for América in the 21st century with 44 assists. However, there are reports that his contract renewal negotiations with the club are currently stalled, which could impact his future with the team and his ability to climb further up the club's <a href="https://onefootball.com/fr/news/henry-martin-llego-a-100-goles-con-la-playera-del-club-

Key Takeaways

  • Henry Martín scored his 100th goal for Club América in a 2-1 loss to Pumas UNAM.
  • Martín is the 7th player in Club América's history to reach this milestone.
  • Pumas UNAM came from behind to win, denying América the chance to extend their league lead.
  • The match featured key events like yellow cards, substitutions, and a red card for América.
  • The result keeps América top of the league, while Pumas firmly insert themselves in the playoff race.