Maradona's Dorados are just a step away from making Mexican First Division

EFE

The Sinaloa Dorados, who are managed by Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, beat Juarez 2-0, pulling off a key win in the first leg of the Mexican Second-Division semifinals.

In the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, the Dorados took the field in attack mode on Wednesday.

Maradona's squad aimed for the highest number of goals against the best defense in the Apertura tournament.

The clubs will play for a spot in the final on Saturday.

After a corner kick 12 minutes into the match, the Dorados scored the first goal of the match on a header by Argentine Jesus Cordoba, who fired the ball past goalkeeper Enrique Palos.

Raul Sandoval, a Dorados defender, scored the second goal in the 26th minute with an impressive left-footed shot.

In the other semifinals series, Atletico San Luis will play the first leg against Atlante on Thursday.

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