August 16, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 6 roundup
Queretaro 4, Cruz Azul 2
Emanuel Villa notched a hat trick as Queretaro (2-2-2, 8 pts) handed Cruz Azul (2-0-4, 6) their third straight loss, 4-2 Friday at rain-soaked Estadio La Corregidora.
Matias Vuoso scored both goals for La Maquina.
William Da Silva put the Gallos Blancos on the board by burying a free kick in the 15th minute. Villa doubled the lead with a diving header in the 41st and made the score 3-0 from just off the post in first-half stoppage time.
Vuoso redirected a throw-in into the net to put Cruz Azul into the board in the 75th minute, but Villa countered six minutes later, getting on the end of Edgar Benitez's pass back from near the end line.
Vuoso completed his brace with a 90th-minute header.
Tigres 2, Tijuana 1
Tigres came up with two late goals to edge Tijuana 2-1 Friday at Estadio Caliente.
The match was scoreless until Dayro Moreno put Xolos on the board in the 59th minute, finishing off Rodrigo Salinas' service to the penalty spot.
Jose Rivas knotted the score off a rebound at 1-1 in the 70th minute, and Joffre Guerron sealed the win from the upper right corner of the penalty area to the lower left corner of the net in the 84th.
Tigres are in 11th place at 2-1-3 and seven points. Tijuana is in 12th at 2-0-4 (6).
America 3, Veracruz 1
Andres Andrade scored twice in the first half to start Club America on the way to a 3-1 win over Veracruz Saturday in drenching rain at Estadio Azteca.
Andrade opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 16th minute, after being fouled in the box by Horacio Cervantes, and made the score 2-0 in the 43rd after a solo run in from midfield capped by a shot from the top of the box.
Juan Albin took one back for the Tiburones (3-1-2, 10 pts) with a long free kick in the 63rd minute, three minutes before Dario Benedetto closed things out for America (4-0-2, 12).
Monterrey 1, Santos Laguna 1
Djaniny's 86th-minute penalty kick lifted last-place Santos Laguna into a 1-1 tie with Monterrey Saturday at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
Both teams waited out an hour-long pregame delay due to a power failure.
Edwin Cardona put the Rayados (3-1-1, 10 pts) on the board from 22 yards in the 57th minute. Djaniny, who had the shot of the match denied by diving goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco in the 48th minute, knotted the score with a pk after Carlos Orrantia was tripped up in the box by Luis Lopez.
Santos Laguna are at the bottom of the table with four points (1-1-4).
Leon 1, Chivas 0
Nacho Gonzalez scored the only goal Leon needed to defeat Chivas de Guadalajara 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Nou Camp.
Gonzalez headed home a corner kick service from Elias Hernandez in the 41st minute.
The Esmeraldas top the table at 5-0-1 and 15 points. Seventeenth-place Chivas fall to 1-1-4 (4).
Toluca 2, Atlas 1
Toluca defeated Atlas 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.
Paulo da Silva put the Diablos Rojos (4-0-2, 12 pts) on the board in the 26th minute, with a header off a service from the corner, but the Zorros rallied to a 1-1 halftime tie on Juan Carlos Valenzuela's 37th-minute goal, scored after a turnover inside the penalty area.
Oscar Rojas netted the game-winner in the 63rd, with an assist from Carlos Esquivel.
Atlas fall to 2-0-4 (6).
Chiapas 3, Morelia 1
Jaguares (3-1-2, 10 pts) staked Morelia (3-0-3, 9) to an early goal, then rallied to a 3-1 win Saturday at Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna.
Pablo Velasquez scored the lone goal for Morelia in the ninth minute, beating goalkeeper Jorge Villalpando one-on-one. Luis Venegas knotted the score in the 43rd, off the rebound of a shot by Luis Rodriguez, and Aviles Hurtado put things away with a five-minute brace, scoring in the 53rd and 58th minutes, both goals set up by passes from Francisco Silva.
Pumas 2, Dorados de Sinaloa 0
Ismael Sosa and Fidel Martinez scored on either side of halftime to give Pumas a 2-0 win over Dorados de Sinaloa Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario.
The win leaves Pumas (4-0-2) i second place with 12 points.
Martinez also assisted on Sosa's goal, finding Sosa in the center of the penalty area where he faked his way around netminder Luis Michel. Matias Britos set up Martinez's goal, cutting the ball back from the endline.
Dorados (1-2-3, 5 pts) finished the match with ten men after midfielder Marcos Calcedo was sent off in the 79th minute, but managed not to lose any further ground when Michel stopped Eduardo Herrera's penalty kick.
Puebla 3, Pachuca 2
Puebla reeled off three unanswered goals to snatch a 3-2 win over Pachuca Sunday at Estadio Universitario BUAP.
The Tuzos roared to an early 2-0 lead on a header by Ariel Nahuelpan in the seventh minute and Rodolfo Pizarro's redirection of Nahuelpan's errant shot in the 16th.
Luis Rey started Puebla's comeback with a penalty kick in the 45th minute, and tied the score off an assist from Carlos Gutierrez in the 49th. Matias Alustiza, who hit the crossbar in the 12th minute, sealed the win from the top of the penalty area in the 54th.
Puebla are in fourth place at 4-0-1 (2 pts), while Pachuca (2-0-4, 6) are 13th on the table.