February 1, 2015
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 4 roundup
Santos Laguna 1, Queretaro 0
Jesus Molina's 34th-minute goal held up as the game-winner in Santos Laguna's 1-0 victory over Queretaro Friday at Estadio La Corrregidora.
Molina got his right foot on Nestor Calderon's pass back from the baseline to clinch the win.
The result leaves the Guerreros at 2-0-2 and six points, and the Gallos Blancos at 1-1-2 (4).
Tijuana 4, Morelia 2
Gabriel Hauche scored two goals in five minutes to lead Tijuana (3-0-1, 9 pts) to their third straight win, 4-2 over Morelia, and the top of the Clausura table Friday at Estadio Caliente.
Xolos' Ricardo Da Silva opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute, and Dayro Moreno brought the ball in from midfield before connecting from just inside the right side of the box to make the score 2-0 in the 55th. Yorleys Mena took one back for winless Monarcas (0-2-2, 2), redirecting a Mauro Cejas shot into the net from close range in the 63rd minute, nine minutes before Hauche netted the seven-yard game-winner. Hauche restored Tijuana's two-goal advantage with a 16-yard blast before Miguel Sansores gave Morelia the last word from inside the arc in the final minute.
America 1, Tigres 0
America edged Tigres 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Azteca.
Dario Benedetto scored the game's only goal, from the top of the six-yard box, in the 21st minute. the play started with Darwin Quintero, who picked off a bad defensive clearance before dishing off to Benedetto.
The Aguilas improve to 2-1-1 and seven points, while Tigres fall to 1-0-3 (3).
Puebla 0, Cruz Azul 0
Puebla (1-2-1, 5 pts) and Cruz Azul (2-2-0, 8) played to a scoreless draw Saturday at Estadio Universitario BUAP.
Goalkeeper Jesus Corona kept La Maquina in the game early, soaring to block a dangerous 13th-minute shot by Luis Gabriel Rey, then stopping another goal-bound attempt by Puebla's Fredy Pajoy five minutes later.
Christian Gimenez has the best chance for Cruz Azul, challenging netminder Rodolfo Cota from the top of the arc in the 66th minute.
Chivas 1, Pachuca 0
Chivas de Guadalajara needed a 64th-minute penalty kick from Giovani Hernandez to slip past Pachuca 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Omnilife.
Colombian defender Asquivaldo Mosquera sent Hernandez to the spot with a hard foul on Carlos Fierro.
Chivas are in fifth place at 2-1-1 and seven points. Pachuca (1-0-3, 3) are 16th on the table.
Monterrey 1, Veracruz 1
Julio Furch scored in the second minute of stoppage time to lift Veracruz into a 1-1 tie with Monterrey Saturday at Estadio Tecnologico.
Furch's eight-yard equalizer countered a 35th-minute penalty kick by Dorlan Pabon, awarded after a handball in the box. Backup goalkeeper Juan de Dios Ibarra played the second half for the Rayados after Jonathan Orozco was injured. He dodged one bullet in the 86th minute, when Daniel Villalba sent a penalty kick wide left, but could not keep the slate clean through the final whistle.
The result leaves the Rayados at 1-1-2 and four points after dropping Veracruz (2-2-0, 8) to second place.
Leon 1, Chiapas 1
Leon (0-2-2, 2 pts) and Chiapas (2-1-1, 7) traded early goals on their way to a 1-1 draw Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.
Mauro Boselli put the Esmeraldas on the board from the penalty spot in the seventh minute, after Miguel Sabah was taken down on a breakaway by Javier Munoz Mustafa. Aviles Hurtado equalized for Jaguares twenty minutes later, off an artful assist from Matias Vuoso.
Atlas 1, Pumas 1
Pumas scored in the 90th minute to snatch a point from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Atlas at Estadio Jalisco.
The Zorros (2-1-1, 7 pts) took a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, on a seven-yard shot by Martin Barragan set up by a pass from Marcos Da Silva, but were left vulnerable in the 76th, when defender Victor Sosa was sent off after receiving his second yellow card. Gerardo Alcoba leveled the score from the right side of the penalty area.
Pumas finish the week at 1-2-1 and five points.
Toluca 3, Leones Negros 1
Edgar Benitez led the way with two goals as Toluca (2-1-1, 7 pts) defeated Leones Negros 3-1 Sunday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.
Benitez swept the ball into the net to open the scoring in the 26th minute, and Gerardo Rodriguez netted the game-winner 11 minutes later. The 2-0 score held until the 85th minute, when Fidel Martinez put U de G (1-1-2, 4) on the board from the top of the arc. Benitez completed his brace in the 89th.