October 6, 2013
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 13 roundup
Morelia 2, Jaguares 1
Morelia rallied from a goal down to defeat Jaguares 2-1 Friday at Estadio Morelos.
Hector Mancilla delivered the win with a strong left-footed shot in the 58th minute.
Morelia’s Jefferson Montero had the first solid scoring chance of the game, but sent his eighth-minute shot off the bar. Five minutes later, Carlos Ochoa put Chiapas on the board with a diving header past ‘keeper Federico Vilar.
Aldo Leao leveled the score off a pass from Chema Cardenas, in the 37th minute.
Monarcas finish Week 13 in fifth place at 7-2-4 and 23 points. Jaguares are two places behind, at 5-5-3 (20).
Tijuana 1, Queretaro 0
Fidel Martinez scored the only goal the Xolos of Tijuana needed to nip Queretaro 1-0 Friday at Estadio Caliente.
Martinez connected in the 75th minute. Fernando Arce controlled the ball and centered a pass that pingponged around the penalty area before finding Martinez off the far post.
Tijuana improve to 4-4-5, with 16 points, good for ninth place on the Apertura table. Queretaro fall to 5-4-4 (19), but remain eighth on the table.
America 2, Chivas 0
Table-topping Club America scored two goals in three minutes on their way to a 2-0 win over Chivas de Guadalajara Saturday at Estadio Azteca.
Raul Jimenez opened the scoring in the 68th minute, with a header set up by a cross from Rubens Sambueza, and Luis Gabriel Rey closed things out in the 71st.
Carloe Fiero had a solid early chance for The Herd, but sent his bicycle kick over the bar.
America improve to 10-1-1 with 31 points, a six-point cushion at the top of the standings. Chivas remain mired in 17th place with eight points (1-5-6).
Atlante 2, Monterrey 1
Alberto Garcia scored in the 70th minute as Atlante upset Monterrey 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Andres Quintana Roo.
Jesus Zavala’s tenth-minute header staked the Rayados to an early 1-0 lead, and Atlante barely threatened in the first half. But things changed after the intermission. Walter Erviti leveled things for the Potros in the 53rd, hammering a shot past netminder Cerro de la Silla. Garcia delivered the win off a rebound after a series of blocked shots in the penalty area.
Atlante (2-3-8) take over 15th place with nine points, while Monterrey are 13th in the standings at 3-4-6 (13).
Pachuca 1, Veracruz 1
Shorthanded Veracruz rallied to a 1-1 draw with Pachuca Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.
Cristian Martinez’s 88th-minute goal brought the Tiburones Rojos back after defender Daniel Arreola blasted a shot into the net from distance to give Pachuca a 1-0 lead in the 71st. Veracruz were playing with ten men after defender Leiton Jimenez collected two yellow cards in one minute and was sent off in the 77th. They would finish with nine players on the field after a stoppage-time red card to Jehu Chiapas.
The result leaves Pachuca in 14th place with 12 points (2-6-5), and Veracruz 11th at 3-6-4 (15).
Leon 3, Puebla 1
Leon used second-half goals by Luis Montes and Mauro Boselli to pull away from Puebla 3-1 Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.
The teams traded penalty kicks before the intermission, with Rafael Marquez striking first for Leon in the 16th minute, then committing a red-card foul that allowed Gustavo Alustiza to counter for La Franja ten minutes later.
Montes netted the game-winner with a left-footed volley in the 52nd minute, and Boselli added an insurance goal in the 55th.
Leon (7-4-2) remain second in the standings with 25 points, while 10th-place Puebla are four points out of playoff position at 3-6-4 (15).
Toluca 2, Tigres 1
Pablo Velasquez scored off a header in the 81st minute to lift Toluca over Tigres 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Universitario.
Wilson Tiago opened the Diablos scoring in the 42nd minute, after goalkeeper Enrique Palos blocked Raul Nava’s shot back into play. Juninho drew Tigres level with a shorthanded set-piece goal four minutes into the second half.
Toluca played with a man advantage for virtually the entire second half, after Jose Torres received his second yellow card of the match in the 46th minute.
Toluca are in third place with 23 point (6-5-2), while 12th- place Tigres fall to 3-5-4 (14).
Cruz Azul 2, Atlas 1
Hugo Pavone and Joao Rojas scored on either side of halftime as Cruz Azul edged winless Atlas 2-1 Sunday at Estadio Jalisco.
Atlas took the early lead on a tenth-minute goal by Alsonso Gonzalez, whose shot from the top of the arc sneaked under netminder Jesus Corona. Pavone’s 44th-minute strike, set up by a pass from Mauro Formica, left the score tied 1-1 at the intermission, and Rojas put the game away with a solo effort in the 47th.
Cruz Azul improve to 7-2-4 and 23 points, good for sixth place in the standings. Atlas (0-8-5) are the best of the worst at the bottom of the table, in 16th place as one of three teams with eight points.
Santos Laguna 1, Pumas 0
Oribe Peralta scored the only goal Santos Laguna needed to defeat Pumas 1-0 Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario.
Neither team was at its best offensively during the match, with the few shots that were generated missing the mark until the 62nd minute, when Peralta ran a give-and-go with Mauro Cejas to get free for the game-winning shot.
Santos Laguna (6-5-1, 23 pts) are fourth in the standings with a game in hand, while Pumas (1-5-7, 8) are at the bottom of the table.