Clausura 2009 record: 8-5-4, 28 points. Goals scored 23. Goals allowed: 17. Leading scorer: Martin Bravo, 6 goals. Primera Division titles: 5. Last League title: Apertura 2004. Last playoff appearance: Apertura 2008. Went out in the quarter finals to Cruz Azul.
Update: Pumas came out on top of the “Group of Death.” The
defense was the best in the league and only let in 17 goals. However,
only 10 goals were allowed by Sergio Bernal, while the other bulk came
in 3 games for Odino Patiño. Pumas’ offense wasn’t as spectacular and
they shared the small amount of 23 goals amongst themselves. The team
had its ups and downs, winning a game then losing one, but towards the
end of the season they found their rhythm of winning.
Pumas will enter the Liguilla as the third place in the general table.
Their defense needs to keep on running tight as they face off against
teams that were more prolific in goals. The team looks to go far, and
with everything running smoothly in the back it will be up to entire
team to aid Martin Bravo coming up with goals. Tuca Ferretti seems to
be pushing the team, and with better performances towards the end Pumas
can go far if they capitalize on the momentum.
Andrea Martínez, Goal.com
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