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Funes Mori leaves Suazo behind as Monterrey’s historic scorer

Funes Mori leaves Suazo behind as Monterrey’s historic scorer

After 133 days of waiting, Argentine Rogelio Funes Mori finally scored the goal that accredits him as the highest solo scorer in the history of Monterrey’s ‘Rayados’, on the weekend against Pachuca on the fourth day of Apertura-2021 from Mexico.

On April 3, 2021, Funes Mori scored against Atlético San Luis the goal with which he tied the 121 goals of the Chilean Humberto ‘Chupete’ Suazo, until that moment the top scorer of the ‘Rayados’.

Since then, the twin began to accumulate games and time without scoring the long-awaited goal. In total they spent 821 minutes of waiting for the ‘Pumita’.

After eight league games and four Concacaf games, Funes Mori scored the long-awaited goal number 122. He did it at the BBVA stadium 35 minutes into the match against the ‘Tuzos’ Pachuca with a penalty against Argentine goalkeeper Oscar Ustari (it was the 1st -0 partial and at 79 he also scored the final 3-1, goal 123).

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The Argentine forward had accumulated pressure for not scoring the historic goal with Monterrey, even more so because in that waiting period he scored four goals in his first seven games with the Mexican team.

“At last that weight was lifted,” said Mexican Javier Aguirre, the Rayados’ technical director. «Rogelio has been waiting for this moment for a long time, it has already been given to him, he was overwhelmed, not pressured but it did not flow much, he made his effort, he was playing well, but he was not specifying his options. That china has already been removed ».

– Congratulations from Suazo and Gignac –
Humberto Suazo scored his 121 goals in 255 games with Monterrey played in two stages, from 2007 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2014.

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For his part, Funes Mori reached his goals 122 and 123 in fewer games than the ‘Chupete’ Suazo with the Rayados: 246.

“Congratulations crack, you deserve it,” Humberto Suazo congratulated Rogelio Funes Mori via the social network Instagram.

Rogelio Funes Mori arrived at Monterrey for the Apertura-2015 tournament when Argentine Antonio Mohamed was the technical director, at the same time that French André-Pierre Gignac joined the Tigers.

The two forwards have had an impressive goal scorer in the leading teams of the classic of the north.

Gignac became the felines’ top scorer with 105 goals in August 2019 (at the moment he has 148) and the day after seeing that the Argentine-Mexican has done the same with the ‘Rayados’ I send him a brief congratulation on Twitter: «By the way, congratulations, Rogelio Funes Mori! To continue making history. AFP (HN)

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