Maradona’s Dorados into Ascenso MX semifinals

first_imgDiego Maradona’s Dorados are into the Ascenso MX semifinals after topping Mineros de Zacatecas on Saturday night.A goal from Vinicio Angulo in the 65th minute was enough for Maradona’s side, who picked up a 1-0 second leg win following a 0-0 draw in the opening leg.Dorado’s push was aided by a red card just moments after Angulo’s goal as Eder Cruz was sent off for Mineros to ease the thoughts of a comeback.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! As a result, Maradona’s side are into the semifinal after being closer to relegation than contender when the Argentinian legend took over in September.Under Maradona, Dorados have lost just once in nine matches against Ascenso MX opposition after losing three and drawing the other three games prior to his arrival. 🔥 ¡Explotó el vestidor Dorado y vamos #ConElPezPorLaFinal! 💛 pic.twitter.com/Jp2On50jiC— #ConElPezEnLaLiguilla (@Dorados) November 18, 2018Dorados, who entered the playoffs as the seventh seed, will need to win either the Apertura or next year’s Clausura to qualify for the playoff to decide which team will be promoted to Liga MX in May. Prior to managing Dorados, Maradona’s most recent job was as manager of United Arab Emirates club Fujairah.Dorados will play the winner of Atlante’s clash with Oaxaca in the semifinal round with first legs set for November 21 or 22 and second legs scheduled for November 24 and 25.Both Atlanta and Oaxaca topped Dorados during the season with both sides picking up 1-0 wins over Maradona’s team.last_img read more