September 13, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 8 roundup
Morelia 1, Queretaro 0
Juan Pablo Rodriguez converted a 23rd-minute penalty kick to lift Morelia over Queretaro 1-0 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.
Rodriguez went to the spot after defender Miguel Martinez fouled Jefferson Cuero in the box. Martinez received a yellow card on the play, and a second in the 83rd minute, leaving the Gallos Blancos to finish the match with ten men.
Monarcas are in tenth place at 4-0-4 and 12 points, while the 13th-place Gallos Blancos fall to 2-1-5 (7).
Tijuana 2, Chivas 1
Dayro Moreno scored twice to lead Tijuana to a 2-1 win over Chivas de Guadalajara Friday at Estadio Caliente.
Moreno put Xolos (4-0-4, 12 pts) on the board in the 38th minute, off a set-up pass from Diego De Buen, three minutes after Carlos Fierro staked the Herd (2-1-5, 7) to a short-lived 1-0 lead. Moreno's 50th-minute winner came from the penalty spot, after David Ramirez fouled Paul Arriola.
Tigres 1, America 0
Andre-Pierre Gignac converted a penalty kick in the 28th minute to lift Tigres over Club America Saturday at Estadio Azteca.
Both teams finished the chippy match shorthanded, but America (5-0-3, 15 pts) was by far at the worse disadvantage, losing both midfielder Rubens Sambueza (41st minute) and defender Dario Benedetto (44th) to red cards before halftime. Damm was sent off in the 62nd for a violent foul on Michael Arroyo.
Aguilas defender Javier Guemez handed Tigres (4-1-3, 13) their only goal, grabbing onto Jurgen Damm after getting beaten in the box for a penalty.
Monterrey 1, Cruz Azul 1
Dorlan Pabon scored in the 72nd minute to lift Monterrey (3-2-2, 11 pts) into a 1-1 tie with last-place Cruz Azul (2-1-5, 7) Saturday at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
La Maquina, who notched their first point of the Apertura, led for much of the match after Vicente Matias Vuoso opened the scoring in the seventh minute, with a header off a corner kick. Richard Ruiz came heartbreakingly close to doubling Cruz Azul's lead after the intermission, after forcing a turnover inside the box, but wa thwarted by a bobbling save by netminder Jonathan Orozco.
Pabon leveled the score with a blast from well outside the box.
The Rayados extend their home unbeaten streak to 11 games.
Toluca 4, Pachuca 3
Fernando Uribe scored four goals to power #4 Toluca (5-0-3, 15 pts) past Pachuca Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.
Uribe began his romp in the 25th minute, nutmegging netminder Oscar Perez to knot the score 1-1 after Aquivaldo Mosquero put the Tuzos (2-1-5, 7) on the board off a rebound in the 11th.
By the second half, Toluca had fallen two goals behind, on goals by Ariel Nahuelpan and Hirving Lozano, but Uribe pulled them out of the hole with unanswered strikes in the 48th, 60th and 88th minutes. The first came off a rebound, and the second off a quick pass from Christian Cueva, who also launched the leading ball that Uribe turned into his fourth goal of the game.
Atlas 3, Dorados de Sinaloa 2
Atlas (3-1-4, 10 pts) snatched a 3-2 win over Dorados de Sinaloa (2-2-4, 8) on Luis Caballero's 90th-minute goal Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.
The Zorros surged to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Franco Arizala in the 13th and Felipe Baloy in the 25th. Arizala pushed a loose ball in from inches off the line and Baloy finished off a corner kick.
Roberto Nurse kept Dorados in the game with goals in the 47th and stoppage time.
Dorados finished the match with ten men after Jonathan Lacerda picked up his second yellow card and was sent off in the 84th minute.
Chiapas 6, Leon 2
Silvio Romero notched a hat trick and Aviles Hurtado added two goals as sixth-place Chiapas (4-1-3, 13 pts) pummeled Leon 6-2 Saturday at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.
Hurtado opened the scoring in the second minute, getting behind the Leon defense for an open shot, and completed his brace with a header in the 60th. Romero scored Jaguares' second and third goals in the 10th and 12th minutes, both on counterattacks, then made the score 4-1 off a give-and-go with Hurtado in the 47th. Diego de la Torre also scored for Jaguares, sending a hard shot glancing off the inside of the post and into the net in the 51st.
Mauro Boselli (33rd) and Marco Bueno (75th) scored for the Esmeraldas, who drop to second place at 6-0-2 (18).
Pumas 3, Veracruz 0
Eduardo Herrera scored twice to lead Pumas past Veracruz 3-0 Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario.
Herrera opened the scoring in the 14th minute, and closed it with a penalty kick in the 36th. His brace sandwiched a 32nd-minute tally by Matias Britos from the top of the arc.
Pumas top the table at 6-0-2 and 18 points. The Tiburones Rojos are in seventh place at 4-1-3 (13).
Santos Laguna 1, Puebla 0
Puebla gifted Santos Laguna a 1-0 win Sunday at Estadio Universitario BUAP, with Mario de Luna putting the only goal of the game into his own net in the 53rd minute.
The own goal occurred when goalkeeper Christian Campestrini blocked Djaniny's cross back into play and it bounced off the helpless de Luna.
The win was only the second of the season for Santos (2-1-5, 7 pts). La Franja fall to 4-0-3 (12).