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LIGA MX

September 28, 2014
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 10 roundup


Veracruz 1, Tijuana 0
Daniel Villalva scored in the 23rd minute and Veracruz held on for a 1-0 win over Tijuana Friday at Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes.

Villalva’s goal, which came from close range after he faked his way past the ‘keeper to face an empty net, came five minutes after Javier Guemez hit the post with Tijuana’s most promising shot of the match.

The Tiburones played the final 20 minutes shorthanded after a 70th-minute red card to Cristian Borja.

Veracruz are 13th on the table, one place behind Xolos, both with 2-4-3 records and 11 points.

Queretaro 1, Toluca 1
Queretaro and Toluca battled to a 1-1 draw Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.

The Diablos Rojos took a 1-0 lead on a Pablo Velasquez header in the 14th minute, then let Queretaro back in the match with a 45th minute penalty both earned and converted by Camilo Sanvezzo.

The result leaves fourth-place Toluca at 5-3-2 and 18 points, and the Gallos Blancos (4-3-3, 15) in sixth place.

America 4, Santos Laguna 1
Miguel Layun scored all four goals as first-place America romped past Santos Laguna 4-1 Friday at Estadio Omnilife.

Layun racked up a natural hat trick with goals in the 41st, 54th and 60th minutes, then capped the Aguilas scoring in the 90th, 20 minutes after Carlos Izquierdos put Santos on the board. Layun’s forst was off a corner kick, and the second a left-footed rocket from distance past goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez. Michael Arroyo provided the set-up as Layun completed his hat trick, and Oribe Peralta did the honors on the capper.

America improve to 7-2-1 and 23 points, while the seventh-place Guerreros fall to 4-3-3 (15).

Cruz Azul 1, Leon 0
Cruz Azul edged Leon 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Azul on Mariano Pavone's 27th-minute goal.

Pavone picked off a poor clearance by Nacho Gonzalez and put the ball into the net. An apparent second goal by Marco Fabian was called back for offside.

La Maquina are in 11th place at 3-3-4and 12 points. The Esmeraldas are 16th at 3-0-7 (9).

Monterrey 2, Atlas 1
Monterrey got a brace from Lucas Silva and held on for a 2-1 win Saturday at Estadio Tecnologico.

Silva put the game away early, beginning with a straightforward finish of Dorlan Pabon’s beakaway in the eighth minute. He pair teamed again in the 26th to make the score 2-0 . Edgar Castillo saved the Zorros from the shutout off a rebound with six minutes left on the clock.

The Rayados are in second place at 6-1-2, four points behind table-toppers America with 19. Atlas are third at 5-3-2 (18).

Tigres 3, Pachuca 2
Juninho converted a penalty kick in the 71st minute to lift Tigres over Pachuca 3-2 Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.

Pachuca seized the early advantage when Matias Alustiza connected in the 15th minute, and might well have been up by two in the 25th, when Rodrigo Salinas hit the crossbar. The Tuzos ceded control to Tigres beginning in the 39th, when Joffre Guerron knotted the score by slipping a shot into the upper left corner. Gerardo Lugo left-footed Tigres to a 2-1 lead in the 56th, and Juninho's spot kick made the score 3-1.

Ariel Nahuelpan kept things interesting with a 79th-minute spot kick for the Tuzos.

Tigres improve to 4-4-2 and 16 points, good for fifth place. Pachuca (4-1-5, 13) are ninth on the table.

Morelia 2, Leones Negros 1
Morelia finally posted their first win of the Apertura season, edging newcomers Leones Negros 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.

Carlos Guzman put Morelia (1-3-6, 6) on the board in the 24th minute, snagging the rebound of a shot blocked by goalkeeper Humberto Hernandez. Jorge Zarate connected off a counterattack in the 61st, giving Monarcas enough of a cushion to take full points even after Marc Crosas gave UdeG (1-3-6, 6) the last word with a goal from outside the penalty area in the 72nd minute.

Pumas 2, Jaguares 2
Jaguares scored two goals in the last ten minutes to rally to a 2-2 draw with Pumas Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario.

After a scoreless first half, UNAM appeared to take control beginning with a 46th-minute goal by Ismael Sosa, off a counterattack led by Dante Lopez. Eduardo Herrera doubled Pumas' lead in the 70th minute.

Isaac Diaz started the Chiapas comeback with a close-range finish in the 80th minute, and Julio Nava knotted the score nine minutes later, with a free kick that eluded netminder Alejandro Palacios.

The draw leaves Pumas in tenth place at 3-3-4 and 12 points. #8 Jaguares finish week ten with 14 points (3-5-2).

Chivas 0, Puebla 0
Red cards were the order of the day as Chivas de Guadalajara and Puebla played to a scoreless tie Sunday at Estadio Omnilife.

Chivas had the best chance to take full points. Jair Pereira hit the crossbar and Angel Reya teed up a penalty kick that was saved by netminder Rodolfo Cota

Puebla (2-5-3, 11 pts) finished the game with a ten-on-nine man advantage. Chivas defender Nestor Vidrio was the first to go, with a straight red card in the 68th minute. Puebla’s Michael Orozco collected his second yellow card and was sent off in the 72nd, and Israel Castro became the second Chivas player to be sent off, also with a second yellow, in the 75th.

Chivas aee in 15th place at 2-4-3 and ten points.


 
 
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