October 18, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 13 roundup
Santos Laguna 3, Veracruz 0
Djaniny scored in the 38th and 85th minutes to lead Santos Laguna past Veracruz 3-0 Friday at Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.
Djaniny's goals sandwiched a 4th-minute strike by Andres Renteria.
The Cape Verdean opened the scoring with a shot that deflected off Meliton Hernandez on its way into the net. Renteria brought the ball in from midfield and slipped around defender Emmanuel Garcia before putting the second Guerreros goal into the net, then set the table for Djaniny's capper.
The loss dropped Veracruz to seventh place at 6-1-5 and 19 points. Santos are 15th with 13 points (3-4-6).
America 2, Tijuana 0
Early goals by Michael Arroyo and Oribe Peralta Friday gave Club America a 2-0 win over Tijuana Friday at Estadio Caliente.
Arroyo opened the scoring with a 25-yard blast to the upper left corner in the 14th minute. Peralta's close-range capper came in the 35th.
America finish the week in third place at 8-0-5 and 24 points. #16 Xolos fall to 4-1-8 (13).
Cruz Azul 1, Dorados de Sinaloa 1
Christian Suarez scored in the 86th minute to lift Dorados de Sinaloa into a 1-1 tie with Cruz Azul Saturday at Estadio Azul.
La Maquina (3-3-6, 12 pts) led for much of the match after Julio Dominguez got his head on Gerardo Torrado's long downfield service and scored from close range in the 34th minute.
Roberto Nurse had a pair of solid chances to put Dorados (2-4-6, 10) on the board, but was thwarted by 'keeper Jesus Corona in the 13th and 62nd minutes. Suarez finally leveled the score with a sot from the left side.
Tigres 2, Pachuca 1
Tigres (7-1-5, 22 pts) got a brace from Andre-Pierre Gignac and held on for a 2-1 win over Pachuca (4-2-6, 14) Saturday at Estadio Universitario.
Gignac scored twice from just inside the penalty area, in the tenth and 49th minutes. Franco Jara, denied by the post late in the first half, finally took one back for the Tuzos in the 75th.
Gignac's first goal got an artistic setup started by Rafael Sobis. He backheeled the ball to Javier Aquino who sent a booming service into the box to set the table for the French forward.
Sobis provided another flashy setup on Tigres' second goal, this time backheeling the ball directly to Gignac.
Pumas 3, Leon 1
Pumas (9-1-3, 28 pts) cruised past Leon 3-1 and into first place on the Apertura table Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.
UNAM took the lead in the fourth minute, when Ismael Sosa got a foot on Lalo Herrera's rebound, and piled on with goals from Fidel Martinez (56th) and Javier Cortes (86th) before surrendering an 86th-minute consolation strike to the Esmeraldas' Carlos Pena.
The game might have been closer, but Pumas 'keeper Alejandro Palacios came up with a spectacular save on a penalty kick by Elias Hernandez in the 30th minute.
Leon fall to 8-0-5 (24).
Atlas 1, Morelia 0
Daniel Alvarez scored in the seventh minute to give Atlas a 1-0 win over Morelia Saturday at Estadio Morelos.
The result left both teams at 5-2-6 and 17 points.
Alvarez scored of the rebound after netminder Cirilo Saucedo blocked a shot by Franco Arizala.
Armando Zamorano appeared to equalize for Morelia in the second half, but his goal was called back because of a foul.
Chiapas 2, Monterrey 2
Chiapas and Monterrey traded goals on their way to a 2-2 draw Saturday at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.
Jaguares seized the early advantage when Emiliano Armenteros connected off Silvio Romero's backheel in the 17th minute. Rogelio Funes Mori countered for the Rayados off Edwin Cardona's cross in the 37th minute, and the 1-1 deadlock held until the hour mark, when David Andrade's shot caromed off the post to Juan Insaurralde, who put Chiapas up 2-1.
Dorlan Pabon salvaged the point for Monterrey with a stunning 19-yard header in the 90th minute.
The result leaves Monterrey in eighth place and Jaguares in ninth, both at 4-5-4 and 17 points.
Toluca 4, Queretaro 2
Three players each finished with two goals as second-place Toluca (8-2-3, 26) outlasted Queretaro 4-2 Sunday at Estadio Nemesio Diez.
Fernando Uribe and Carlos Esquivel split the Diablos scoring. Uribe got things underway by picking off Mario Osuna's pass and depositing a quick shot into the net. In the 15th minute, Esquivel snatched another backpass and scored into an empty net.
Queretaro's defensive woes continued in the 36th minute, when Uribe took advantage of another turnover to make the score 3-0.
Orbelin Pineda singlehandedly put the three-down Guerreros (4-3-6, 15 pts) back in the game with goals in a four-minute span straddling the intermission. In the 45th minute, he buried a bending shot from the top of the arc. In the 49th, he latched onto a rebound to make it a one-goal game.
Esquivel closed things out for Toluca with a perfectly-placed free kick in the 78th minute.
Chivas 1, Puebla 1
Chivas de Guadalajara and Puebla battled to a 1-1 draw Sunday at Estadio Omnilife.
Marco Fabian staked the Herd to a 1-0 lead with a long-range blast in the 31st minute, and Carlos Gutierrez equalized by nutmegging goalkeeper Jose Rodriguez on the cusp of halftime.
Puebla are sixth on the table at 6-2-5 and 20 points. The draw leaves Chivas in tenth place at 5-2-6 (17).