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LIGA MX

April 10, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 13 roundup


Queretaro 0, Toluca 0
Queretaro and Toluca battled to a scoreless draw Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.

The Gallos Blancos had the best chance to break the deadlock in the 53rd minute, when Edgar Benitez was fouled in the penalty area by Jordan Silva, but, on a night dedicated to his storied career in Mexican soccer, Sinha sent his penalty kick off the post. Seconds later, Queretaro 'keeper Tiago Volpi soared to keep Paulo Da Silva's header out of the net.

Santos Laguna 2, Veracruz 0
Djaniny's seventh-minute goal started Santos Laguna on their way to a 2-0 win over Veracruz Friday at Estadio TSM Corona.

Djaniny put away the rebound after netminder Meliton Hernandez turned away Martin Bravo's set-piece attempt. The lead held through halftime after Santos 'keeper Agustin Marchesin soared to reject a shot from Daniel Villalva.

Bravo closed out the scoring from a sharp angle in the 57th minute.

America 6, Tijuana 1
Five different players scored to help Club America trounce Tijuana 6-1 Saturday at Estadio Azteca.

After conceding a 13th-minute goal to Xolos' Gabriel Hauche, the Aguilas reeled off six unanswered strikes, starting with Oribe Peralta's game-tying header in the 37th. William netted the 30-yard game-winner in the 42nd, and things stayed close until the 72nd minute, when Paolo Goltz made the score 3-1 off a corner kick. Darwin Quintero added a rapid-fire brace in the 82nd and 84th minutes, and Dario Benedetto closed things out in the 89th.

Monterrey 6, Chiapas 0
Dorlan Pabon scored in the fourth minute, starting Monterrey on their way to a 6-0 win over Chiapas Saturday at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.

Pabon opened things up in sunning fashion, threading his way through the defense from midfield before beating goalkeeper Oscar Jimenez one-on-one.

Carlos Sanchez doubled the Rayados lead from the penalty spot ten minutes later, adding a touch of drama by sending the shot off the bottom of the crossbar on its way into the net, but the floodgates did not really open until after the intermission. Edwin Cardona connected from distance in the second minute of the half, and Jaguares' Alonso Zamora dug his team in a little deeper by deflecting Pabon's cross into his own net four minutes later. Aldo De Nigris made the score 5-0 off a rebound in the 55th minute, and Walter Ayovi buried the capper from distance in the 64th.

Pachuca 2, Tigres 1
Pachuca used a pair of late goals to rally past Tigres 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.

Tigres took command early, capitalizing on a turnover by defender Stefan Medina with a seventh-minute goal by Rafael Sobis. Francisco Jara leveled the score in the 74th minute, and substitute Gustavo Ramirez snatched the win for the Tuzos with a header off Jonathan Urretavizcaya's cross in the 86th.

Morelia 2, Atlas 1
Pablo Velasquez scored in the second minute of stoppage time to give Morelia a dramatic 2-1 win over Atlas Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.

Velasquez buried a header on the last play of the game.

Juan Pablo Rodriguez gave Monarcas the early advantage with a penalty kick after Jefferson Cuero was fouled in the 35th minute. Jefferson Duque put Atlas back into the game in the 57th, finishing off Franco Arizala's cross in from the left side.

Dorados de Sinaloa 3, Cruz Azul 0
Milton Caraglio led the way with two goals as Dorados de Sinaloa stunned Cruz Azul 3-0 Saturday at Estadio Banorte.

Caraglio opened the scoring in the 12th minute, and closed it out in the 90th, sandwiching a 52nd-minute tally by Wilson Morelo. The game-winner came when Caraglio deflected Morelo's shot into the net. Yimmi Chara delivered the ball to the top of the six-yard box to set the table for Morelo.

Dorados netminder Luis Michel chipped in with a clutch stop on Joffre Guerron's second-half penalty kick.

Dorados needed the win to keep their hopes of remaining in the first division alive. The loss snapped a nine-game unbeaten streak for La Maquina.

Chivas 3, Puebla 0
Chivas de Guadalajara blanked Puebla 3-0 Sunday at Estadio Cuauhtemoc.

Carlos Cisneros delivered the win with a long blast to the upper left corner in the fifth minute. Angel Zaldivar made the score 2-0 in the 68th, after defender Patricio Araujo coughed up the ball, and Omar Bravo came off the bench to add the capper in the 87th.

The score might easily have been even more lopsided. Carlos Salcido hit the post for the Herd before the intermission, and Javier Lopez missed the mark with a late penalty kick after Araujo used his hand to sweep Bravo's shot away from the goal. Araujo was sent off for the infraction, the first of two Puebla red cards. Matias Alustiza was sent off in the 90th.

Leon 2, Pumas 1
Leon scored a pair of early goals, and held on for a 2-1 win over Pumas Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario. The victory left them at the top of the Clausura standings.

Hernan Burbano put the Esmeraldas on the board in the tenth minute, picking off a pass from defender Josecarlos van Rankin and slotting the ball past netminder Alejandro Palacios. Maxi Morales made the score 2-0 with a spectacular volley in the 34th.

Fidel Martinez took one back for UNAM off a rebound in the 44th minute.

 
 
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