When Francisco Mendoza was called for a foul in the 23rd minute, I watched Preki's reaction on the bench. He was animated, so I knew he did not disagree with the call and the subsequent yellow. Then, when Gerardo Rodriguez whipped in a ball to the front of the goal which Bruno Marioni knocked past Lance Parker, I knew he would be even more upset.
During the post-game presser, Preki said that the foul changed the game in Pachuca's favor.
Here's audio of the press conference.
There were quite a few reporters in the press conference on Sunday. Many of them were from Mexican media outlets but they were waiting for Pachuca coach Enrique Meza. The only questions Preki fielded came from us local scribes.