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LIGA MX

August 3, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 2 roundup


Pachuca 2, Queretaro 1
Ariel Nahuelpan scored twice in the space of a minute to lift Pachuca over Queretaro 2-1 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.

The Gallos Blancos took a 1-0 lead on Emanuel Villa's 15th-minute strike, but entered the half tied 1-1 after Nahuelpan's 45th-minute equalizer. The Tuzos forward completed his brace seconds after the intermission.

Dorados de Sinaloa 2, Tijuana 1
LigaMX newcomers Dorados de Sinaloa knocked off Tijuana 2-1 Friday at Estadio Caliente.

Hector Mancilla scored in the 72nd minute to seal the comeback victory.

Dayro Moreno gave Xolos a 1-0 advantage in the 23rd minute. Mauricio Romero started Dorados' comeback in the 56th.

Atlas 3, America 1
Franco Arizala led the way with a brace, but it was Ventura Alvarado's own goal that went down as the game-winner as Atlas defeated Club America 3-1 Saturday at Estadio Azteca.

Arizala put the Zorros on the board from long range in the 23rd minute. Dario Benedetto kept the Aguilas in the game with the 1-1 equalizer in the 40th minute, but Alvarado's 46th-minute miscue gave the game to Atlas.

Arizala closed out the scoring in the 90th minute.

America finished the match shorthanded after Darwin Quintero picked up his second yellow card of the match in the 71st minute.

Leon 4, Veracruz 1
Leon exploded for four goals in the final 22 minutes to roar past Veracruz 4-1 Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.

Miguel Sabah opened the floodgates off a rebound in the 68th minute, countering Juan Albin's 18-yard, 20th-minute goal for the Tiburones Rojos. Guillermo Burdisso netted the clincher in the 74th minute, and Mauro Boselli, who had a penalty kick stopped by netminder Meliton Hernandez early in the half, finished with a brace after converting a second try from the spot in the 81st minute and scoring the capper off Fernando Novarro's set-up pass three minutes later.

All four Leon goals came after Veracruz midfielder Jesus Paganoni was sent off with a straight red card in the 58th minute.

Morelia 1, Tigres 0
Armando Zamorano scored the only goal Morelia needed to defeat Tigres 1-0 Saturday at rainy Estadio Morelos.

Zamorano connected with a header from just outside the six-yard box in the 73rd minute. the win took Morelia to the top of the Apertura table.

Chiapas 2, Santos Laguna 1
Gabriel Farfan's 81st-minute goal lifted Chiapas over Santos Laguna 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.

Santos led for much of the game after Alonso Escoboza outdueled two defenders to open the scoring in the 23rd minute. Silvio Romero leveled things for Jaguares in the 56th, off an assist from Aviles Hurtado, and Farfan tapped home the winner from close range.

Toluca 2, Pumas 1
Toluca edged Pumas 2-1 Sunday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.

The Diablos Rojos never trailed in the match. Gerardo Rodriguez put them on the board in the 18th minute, banking an angled shot off the post and into the net, and Luis Triverio made the score 2-0 in the 47th, providing enough of a cushion to preserve the win despite a 72nd-minute header by UNAM's Matias Britos.

Cruz Azul 1, Chivas 0
Fabio Santos scored in the 68th minute to give Cruz Azul a 1-0 win over Chivas de Guadalajara Sunday at Estadio Omnilife.

Santos got free for a seven-yard header to seal the win.

Omar Bravo nearly came through with an equalizer for Chivas, who are playing this season under the specter of relegation, but his open header in stoppage time went wide of the goal.


 
 
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