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LIGA MX

November 9, 2014
MEXICAN LEAGUE APERTURA
Match Day 16 roundup


Queretaro 2, Morelia 0
Queretaro scored on either side of halftime on their way to a 2-0 win over Morelia Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.

Dionicio Escalante opened the scoring off a Miguel Martinez corner kick in the 30th minute, and Camillo Sanvezzo gave the Gallos Blancos some breathing room with a penalty kick in the 55th.

Morelia sent a couple of late shots, by Joel Huiqui in the 64th minute and Oscar Fernandez in the 65th, off the post but came no closer to closing the gap.

Santos Laguna 2, Pachuca 1
Andres Renteria netted the game-winner as Santos Laguna rallied to a 2-1 win over Pachuca Friday at Estadio TSM Corona.

Dieter Villalpando gave the Tuzos an early 1-0 lead with a goal from the upper corner of the penalty area in the 14th minute. Mauro Cejas equalized for Santos off a rebound in the 36th, and Renteria delivered the victory to the Guerreros in the 76th.

Santos are ninth on the table at 5-7-4 and 22 points, tied on points with the #8 Tuzos (6-4-6).

Pumas 2, Cruz Azul 0
Pumas blanked shorthanded Cruz Azul 2-0 Saturday at Estadio Azul.

Javier Cortes opened the scoring in the 14th minute, after being left unmarked near the penalty spot, and Eduardo Herrera doubled UNAM's lead in the 90th.

La Maquina played the final half-hour with ten men after Mariano Pavone received his second yellow card and was sent off in the 60th minute.

The win lifts Pumas over Cruz Azul (5-5-6) into 11th place at 5-6-5 and 21 points.

Leones Negros 1, Veracruz 0
Fidel Martinez scored the only goal Leones Negros needed to defeat Veracruz 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Universitario BUAP.

It was U de G's first road win since being promoted to Liga MX.

Martinez sealed the win in the 60th minute, 11 minutes after William Ferreira missed a penalty kick that would have given U de G the lead. Leones goalkeeper Humberto Hernandez came through with a key save on Christian Borja shortly after the intermission.

Leones Negros climb into 14th place at 3-7-6 and 16 points, while the Tiburones Rojos fall to 3-6-7 (15).

Jaguares 2, Monterrey 1
Fifth-place Chiapas (6-7-3, 25 pts) rallied past Monterrey 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Tecnologico.

The sixth-place Rayados (7-3-5, 24) took a 1-0 lead into the intermission after Dorlan Pabon's 42nd-minute goal. Cesar Delgado set the table with a pass back from near the end line.

Emiliano Armenteros leveled the score with a well-placed volley in the 58th minute, and Bruno Batista notched the game-winner off a solo breakaway in the 90th.

The visitors played 14 minutes shorthanded after Franco Arizala -- whose bad day started with a missed penalty kick in the 32nd minute -- was sent off in the 75th minute. Monterrey goalscorer Pabon followed him off in the 89th, also with a straight red card.

Leon 0, Puebla 0
Leon and Puebla played to a scoreless draw Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.

Fredy Pajoy had a golden chance to snatch the win for Puebla in the 90th minute, but could not get his penalty kick past netminder Christian Martinez.

The Esmeraldas remain in position for the playoffs at 7-1-8 and 22 points. Puebla are in 15th place at 2-9-5 (15).

Atlas 1, Tijuana 1
Martin Barragan scored in the 81st minute to lift Atlas into a 1-1 draw with Tijuana Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.

Barragan's shot countered a long blast in the 36th minute from Tijuana's Dario Benedetto. The equalizer came off the rebound after netminder Cirilo Saucedo rejected a shot by Poncho Gonzalez.

Xolos finished the match without midfielder Cristian Pellerano, who was ejected in the 86th minute.

The result leaves the Zorros in fourth place with 28 points (8-4-4). Tijuana are 13th on the table at 3-9-4 (18).

Toluca 2, America 2
Pablo Velasquez and Oribe Peralta traded braces as second-place Toluca (8-5-3, 29 pts) tied league leaders Club America (9-4-3, 31) 2-2 Sunday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.

Peralta opened the scoring for the Aguilas off a counterattack in the 18th minute, but the lead lasted only nine minutes before Velasquez equalized by banking a penalty kick off the right post and in. Velasquez's second goal, off one of a series of rebounds in the 64th, put Toluca up 2-1 before Peralta snagged a loose ball and snatched a point back for America in the 89th.

Chivas 0, Tigres 0
Third-place Tigres (7-7-2, 28 pts) could manage no better than a scoreless draw with Chivas de Guadalajara Sunday at Estadio Omnilife.

The 17th-place Herd (2-7-6, 13) got off to an energetic start, with Jorge Enriquez powering a right-footer just high in the first minute. In the 15th minute, David Toledo forced UANL netminder Nahuel Guzman to block one shot, then headed the rebound wide. Tigres held possession for long stretches, but could not find the goal.


 
 
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