February 9, 2014
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 6 roundup
Tijuana 2, Monterrey 1
Tijuana came up with two goals in the last 15 minutes to nip Monterrey 2-1 Friday at Estadio Caliente.
Dario Benedetto’s 74th-minute strike, off a well-placed corner kick, countered Cesar Delgado’s long-distance goal for the Rayados in the 65th. Cristian Pellerano, who had a lethal 55th-minute shot rejected by netminder Jonathan Orozco, delivered the win in the 85th minute.
The Xolos improve to 3-1-2 and ten points, while Monterrey falls to 1-3-2 (6).
Pachuca 1, America 0
Youngster Hirving Lozano scored in the 88th minute as Pachuca stunned Club America 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Azteca.
The teams traded early scoring chances before the Tuzos seized the momentum, with Enner Valencia, Jurgen Damm and Alex Colon all challenging netminder Moises Munoz before the intermission. Lozano, five minutes into his Liga MX debut, snatched the win by slipping a shot inside the far post.
The win leaves the Tuzos at 3-1-2 and ten points, and leaves the Aguilas at 4-0-2 (12).
Tigres 1, Santos Laguna 1
Santos Laguna rallied to a 1-1 draw with Tigres Saturday at Estadio Universitario.
Jesus Duenas gave Tigres the early advantage, scoring in the 11th minute. Andres Renteria equalized for the Guerreros in the 48th. Oribe Peralta had a solid chance to give Santos Laguna the win, forcing a 71st-minute turnover and breaking in unmarked on goal, but his shot was easily turned away by netminder Sergio Garcia. Renteria got the ball into the net in the closing minutes, but the goal was called back.
Santos Laguna improve to 1-4-1 and seven points. Tigres remain winless and in last place at 0-3-3 (3).
Pumas 2, Leon 1
Martin Bravo scored twice to lead Pumas to a 2-1 win over Leon Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.
Bravo opened the scoring in the eighth minute, off an assist from Luis Fuentes, and netted the game-winner in the 68th, after a spectacular dribbling run in from the midfield. In between, Luis Montes capitalized on a leading pass from Mauro Boselli to level the score for the Esmeraldas with a 26th-minute strike.
Pumas close out Week 6 with ten points (3-1-2). Struggling Leon fall to 1-2-3 (5).
Atlas 1, Morelia 1
Atlas conceded an early goal, but came back to tie Morelia 1-1 Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.
Egidio Arivalo put Monarcas on the board in the second minute after snagging a loose ball outside the penalty area. Alfonso Gonzalez equalized with a header in the 53rd. Jahir Barraza had a golden chance to deliver the win to the Zorros in the closing minutes, but missed the mark.
The result leaves Morelia at 1-3-2 and six points, and Atlas at 1-2-3 (5).
Chivas 1, Puebla 0
Also Di Nigris scored in the fourth minute and Chivas de Guadalajara held on for a 1-0 win over Puebla Sunday at Estadio Cuauhtemoc.
Omar Bravo set up the game-winner with a cross in from the left wing that was easily headed home by Di Nigris. Bravo also found the back of the net early in the second half, but the goal was called back for offside.
Chivas improve to 2-3-1 and nine points, while Puebla fall to 1-3-2 (6).
Toluca 2, Jaguares 0
Toluca celebrated their 97th anniversary with a 2-0 victory over Jaguares Sunday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.
Isaac Brizuela snapped the scoreless tie in the 49th minute, faking his way around a defender and slotting a shot past netminder Alfredo Frausto. Pablo Velasquez added an insurance tally in the 85th, with a header into the right side of the net.
The Diablos (4-1-1, 13 pts) take over second place from Club America. Chiapas fall to 2-1-3 (7).
Cruz Azul 4, Atlante 1
Marco Fabian scored in the first and 81st minutes to lead Cruz Azul past Atlante 4-1 Sunday at Estadio Andres Quintana Roo.
Fabian finished after combining with Mariano Pavone combined to bring the ball downfield after the kick off. Joao Rojas netted the game-winner in the 46th minute, off Pavone’s second assist of the match, and Mauro Formica added the first insurance tally in the 63rd, getting his head on the rebound after Fabian’s shot hit the crossbar.
Atlante went into the intermission tied at 1-1 after Angel Sepulveda’s 33rd-minute volley off Alejandro Vela’s free kick.
La Maquina tighten their hold on first place at 5-1-0 and 16 points. The 16th-place Zorros fall to 1-2-3 (5).
Queretaro 2, Veracruz 0
Nine-man Queretaro blanked Veracruz 2-0 Sunday at Estadio La Corregidora.
Ricardo Jesus opened the scoring in the ninth minute. By the time Yasser Corona headed home the insurance goal in the 68th, the Gallos Blancos had lost both Isaac Romo (37) and Gil Buron (50) to straight red cards.
Queretaro improve to 3-1-2 and ten points, while the Tiburones (1-2-3, 5) fall to 17th place.