October 18, 2014
MEXICAN LEAGUE APERTURA
Match Day 13 roundup
Veracruz 1, Morelia 0
Daniel Villalva scored in the 29th minute, and Veracruz (3-5-5, 14 pts) held on for a 1-0 win over last-place Morelia (1-4-8, 7 pts) Friday at Estadio Morelos.
Villalva clinched the win after controlling a long service from Carlos Ochoa, then eluding two defenders before sending the shot into the net.
David Depetris had a golden chance to equalize with a 35th-minute penalty kick, but could not get the initial shot past netminder Meliton Hernandez, and sent his follow-up attempt off the post.
Tijuana 2, Queretaro 1
Tijuana snatched a 2-1 win over Queretaro on Dario Benedetto’s 90th-minute goal Friday at Estadio Caliente.
Ronaldinho put the Gallos Blancos on the board seconds after the intermission, getting his head on a pinpoint service from Danilinho. Juan Arango started the Xolos’ comeback with a 21-yard free kick in the 61st minute, then served up the corner kick that Benedetto headed home for the game-winner.
The win leaves Xolos in ninth place at 3-7-3 and 16 points. The Gallos Blancos fall to 4-3-6 (15), good for 12th place.
America 2, Monterrey 0
Apertura leaders Club America blanked Monterrey 2-0 Saturday at Estadio Azteca.
Pablo Aguilar opened the scoring in the 49th minute, and Oribe Peralta added an insurance goal with ten minutes left on the clock.
The Aguilas improve to 9-2-2 and 29 points. The Rayados drop to fifth place at 7-2-3 (23).
Puebla 1, Leones Negros 1
Leones Negros rallied to a 1-1 draw with Puebla Saturday at Estadio Cuauhtemoc.
John Pajoy staked La Franja to a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute, after Eisner Loboa brought the ball down the right flank and launched a pass into the center of the penalty area . Luis Telles responded for UdeG with a hard shot from the top of the penalty area in the 49th.
Puebla (2-7-4, 13 pts) are 15th on the table, one spot ahead of the Leones Negros (2-5-6, 11).
Tigres 1, Cruz Azul 0
Gerardo Lugo’s 13th-minute goal was all fourth-place Tigres needed to top shorthanded Cruz Azul 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Universitario.
La Maquina (4-4-5, 16 pts) finished the match with nine men after Francisco Rodriguez and Joao Rojas picked up their second yellow cards of the match within a one-minute span, Rodriguez in the 66th minute and Rojas in the 67th.
Tigres improve to 6-5-2 (23).
Leon 2, Chivas 1
Carlos Pena scored in the 60th minute to give Leon (5-0-8, 15 pts) a 2-1 win over Chivas de Guadalajara Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.
Mauro Boselli opened the scoring for the Esmeraldas in the 14th minute, after Miguel Sabah relayed a stolen ball in from midfield. Chivas equalized in the 41st, with a goal by Nestor Vidrio.
Pena netted the game-winner with a header off Elias Hernandez’s far post cross.
Chivas are 17th in the standings at 2-4-6 and ten points.
Toluca 2, Atlas 0
Toluca took over second place in the Apertura standings by blanking third-place Atlas 2-0 Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.
Antonio Rios snapped the scoreless tie with a sharp shot to the far side netting in the 48th minute, and Isaac Brizuela doubled the Diablos’ lead in the 90th. Toluca improve to 7-4-2 and 25 points.
The Zorros (7-3-3, 24)had a golden chance to get on the board early, but Luis Cavallero could not get his penalty kick past netminder Alfredo Talavera.
Jaguares 2, Santos Laguna 0
Jaguares came up with a pair of late goals to defeat Santos Laguna 2-0 Saturday at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.
Luis Rodriguez netted the game-winner in the 83rd minute. Isaac Brizuela closed things out five minutes later.
The win leaves Chiapas in seventh place with 18 points (4-6-3). Eighth-place Santos are a point behind at 4-5-4.
Pumas 1, Pachuca 1
Pumas rallied to a 1-1 draw with Pachuca Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario.
Ariel Nahuelpan put the sixth-place Tuzos (6-2-5, 20 pts) on the board in the 53rd minute, roofing a shot after a sharp service from Diego Buonanotte, but the lead lasted only ten minutes before Victor Sosa brought the ball three-quarters down the length of the field on a solo run and leveled the score.
Pumas are in 11th place at 4-4-5 (16).