August 9, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 3 roundup
Veracruz 2, Chiapas 1
Veracruz snatched a 2-1 win over Chiapas on a 90th-minute goal by Juan Albin Friday at Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.
Jaguares seized the early advantage when Daniel Gonzalez tapped in the opener off Ezequiel Romero's assist in the 19th minute.
Julio Furch intercepted Luis Alfonso Rodriguez's clearing attempt and leveled the score in the 62nd minute. Albin delivered the win off a give-and-go with Joe Corona, sealing the win with a shot that glanced off the post and into the net.
The win leaves Veracruz fifth on the table at 2-0-1 and six points, while tenth-place Jaguares fall to 1-1-1 (4).
Tijuana 1, Santos Laguna 0
Dayro Moreno scored the only goal Tijuana needed to edge Santos Laguna for their first win of the Apertura season Friday at Estadio TSM Corona.
Xolos had a golden chance to take the lead in the 25th minute, but Juan Arango could not get his penalty kick past Santos netminder Marchesin Augustine. Moreno finally broke through with a spectacular long-range effort that just slipped under the crossbar in the 63rd minute.
Andres Renteria did his best to keep Santos in the game with his own rocket shot from outside the area in the 74th minute, but the ball crashed into the corner woodwork and back into play.
Xolos are in 14th place at 1-0-2 and three points. Santos trail the field with three losses in as many games.
Cruz Azul 2, Leon 0
Cruz Azul scored on either side of halftime to defeat Leon 2-0 Saturday at Estadio Azul.
Fabio Santos netted the game-winner in the 31st minute, and Christian Gimenez added some insurance from the penalty spot in the 50th, after a handball call on Efrain Velarde.
La Maquina (2-0-1, 6 pts) are in sixth place, while second-place Leon fall to 2-0-1 (6).
America 3, Pachuca 0
Oribe Peralta led the way with a brace as Club America blanked Pachuca Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.
The victory gave the Aguilas their first points of the Apertura, and handed the Tuzos their first loss.
Dario Benedetto was thwarted early by goalkeeper Aquivaldo Mosquero, but finally opened the scoring with a tap-in in the 23rd minute. Peralta blew things open with goals in the 79th and 87th minutes. Andres Andrade set the stage for the first tally, saving a ball that was headed over the baseline and cutting it back into the goal area. Peralta had a second close-in finish set up by a spectacular pass from Rubens Sambueza.
The Tuzos finished the match shorthanded after a 90th-minute red card to midfielder Jorge Hernandez.
The win leaves the Aguilas (1-0-2) in 13th place with three points. Pachuca are in seventh place at 2-0-1 (6).
Monterrey 3, Atlas 0
Rogelio Funes Mori scored two goals in two minutes to start Monterrey on their way to a 3-0 win over Atlas Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.
Funes Mori opened the scoring in the 39th minute, off an assist from Dorlan Pabon, and made the score 2-0 in the 41st, chesting down Pablo Barrera's pass and roofing a shot.
Edwin Cardona closed out the scoring in the 47th minute, finishing with a header off a corner kick. Mori just missed out on a hat trick, hitting the post before the final whistle.
Twelfth-place Monterrey improve to 1-0-1 and three points, while #15 Atlas are 1-0-2 (3).
Dorados de Sinaloa 1, Queretaro 1
Both Dorados de Sinaloa and Queretaro came up with late goals on their way to a 1-1 draw Saturday at Estadio Banorte.
The match was scoreless until Roberto Nurse sent a volley glancing off the post and into the net for Dorados in the 86th minute. Miguel Martinez brought the game to a dramatic close with an 88th-minute rebound equalizer for the Gallos Blancos.
Dorados are eighth in the standings at 1-2-0 and five points, while Queretaro (1-1-1, 4) are ninth.
Morelia 1, Toluca 0
Juan Pablo Rodriguez's 60th-minute penalty kick was enough to lift Morelia to a 1-0 win over Toluca Sunday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.
Morelia appeared to have taken the lead just before halftime, when Dieter Villalpando beat Toluca netminder Alfredo Talavera, but the shot was cleared away from the line by defender Oscar Rojas.
Talavera went on to draw the game-deciding penalty, taking down Jefferson Cuero inside the box.
Morelia top the Apertura table at 3-0-0 and nine points. Toluca (2-0-1, 6) fall to fourth place.
Puebla 3, Pumas 2
Puebla rallied past Pumas 3-2 Sunday at Estadio Universitario BUAP.
Christian Bermudez snatched the win with a spectacular volley in the 82nd minute.
Pumas held the advantage for much of the match, but were never able to put any distance between themselves and the visitors. Fiedl Martinez put UNAM on the board after Javier Cortes forced a turnover at midfield in the 36th minute, only to see Flavio Santos equalize off a rebound on the cusp of halftime.
Matias Britos restored Pumas' lead with a header in the 53rd minute, but the advantage lasted only nine minutes before Luis Rey made the score 2-2, also with a header.
Third-place Puebla improve to 2-0-0 (6 pts), while Pumas are in 11th place at 1-0-2 (3).
Tigres 2, Chivas 2
Chivas came up with two late goals to salvage a 2-2 tie with Tigres Sunday at Estadio Universitario.
Both of the Herd's goals came after a 54th-minute red card to Tigres' Jesus Duenas for a studs-up tackle on Carlos Salcido. Raul Lopez slipped the ensuing free kick into the upper corner to put chivas on the board, and Michel Vasquez knotted the score by spinning around his defender and sending a shot dipping into the corner.
Antonio Briseno opened the scoring for Tigres in the 31st minute, with a header off a corner kick, and Andre-Pierre Gignac made the score 2-0 in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.
The result gave relegation-threatened Chivas (0-1-2) and Tigres both at 0-1-2 and one point.