October 4, 2014
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 11 roundup
Monterrey 3, Leon 1
Dorlan Pabon moved to the top of the Apertura scoring table with two goals in Monterrey's 3-1 win over Leon Tuesday at Estadio Nou Camp.
Pabon opened the scoring in the 16th minute and closed it in the 85th. Jesus Zavala put away the game-winner in the 61st minute, after Mauro Boselli's 48th-minute goal knotted the score at 1-1.
The result leaves The Rayados second on the table at 7-1-2 and 22 points. The Esmeraldas fall to 3-0-8 (9).
Atlas 2, Queretaro 1
Edy Brambila's 89th-minute goal was the difference-maker as Atlas held off Queretaro 2-1 Tuesday at Estadio Jalisco.
The Zorros' Enrique Esqueda scored the only goal of the first half, in the 31st minute. Brambila's strike made the score 2-0, giving Atlas the cushion they needed to take full points despite Ronaldinho's 90th-minute goal for Queretaro.
The Zorros are third in the standings at 6-3-2 and 21 points. Queretaro fall to 4-3-3 (15).
Tigres 1, Santos Laguna 1
Tigres rallied to a 1-1 draw with Santos Laguna Wednesday at Estadio Universitario.
Javier Orozco gave Santos a 1-0 advantage in the 21st minute, slotting the finish after Darwin Quintero beat two defenders and cut the ball back into the penalty area from the baseline. Gerardo Lugo equalized for the Zorros in the 42nd. the goal might well have been a game-winner, but Joffre Guerron's open header cracked off the post shortly after Orozco's go-ahead goal.
Third-place Atlas improve to 6-3-2 and 21 points. Santos Laguna are in sixth place at 4-4-3 (16).
Pumas 2, Puebla 1
Eduardo Aguirre's second-half brace powered Pumas past Puebla 2-1 Wednesday at Estadio Cuauhtemoc.
Luis Miguel Noriega got Puebla off to a quick start, scoring in the 29th minute off an assist from Kevin Rojas. Aguirre tied the score 1-1 from the penalty spot after Mauricio Romero was whistled for a handball in the 50th minute, and netted the game-winner in the 90th with a free shot from the same distance.
Puebla's best chance for a second goal came in the second half, when Freddy Pajoy hit the right post.
The win leaved Pumas in eighth place at 4-3-4 (15 pts). La Franja fall to 2-5-4 (11).
Tijuana 0, Cruz Azul 0
Tijuana and Cruz Azul played to a scoreless tie Wednesday at Estadio Caliente.
Xolos are in 12th place with 12 points (2-6-3), one spot behind La Maquina (3-4-4, 13).
America 2, Veracruz 0
First-place Club America (8-2-1, 26 pts) shut out Veracruz 2-0 Wednesday at Estadio Azteca.
Michael Arroyo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, with a left-footer set up by Rubens Sambueza, and Paul Aguilar headed home the insurance goal seconds before the intermission.
The loss drops Veracruz to 2-5-4 (11).
Pachuca 1, Morelia 0
Ariel Nahuelpan scored the only Pachuca (5-1-5, 16 pts) needed to defeat Morelia 1-0 in a closed-door match Wednesday at Estadio Morelos.
Nahuelpan put the game away with a fourth minute header.
The match was played in an empty stadium as punishment after Morelia fans invaded the pitch during a match against Pumas two weeks ago.
Morelia remain at the bottom of the table with six points (1-3-7).
Jaguares 1, Leones Negros 1
Jaguares and Leones Negros traded early goals on their way to a 1-1 draw Wednesday at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.
William Ferreira put U de G (1-4-6, 7 pts) on the board in the 14th minute. Luis Rodriguez salvaged the point for Chiapas (3-6-2, 15) in the 34th.
Toluca 3, Chivas 1
Edgar Benitez scored two goals in two minutes to lift Toluca over Chivas de Guadalajara 3-1 Thursday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.
The Diablos Rojos (6-3-2, 21 pts) led 1-0 at the half after Paulo Da Silva scored off a corner kick in the 24th minute. Fernando Arce equalized for the Herd (2-4-4, 10) in the 54th before Benitez put the game away with goals in the 58th and 60th.