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LIGA MX

September 27, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 10 roundup


Queretaro 3, Leon 0
Emanuel Villa led the way with a brace and the game-winning assist as 14th-place Queretaro (3-2-5, 11 pts) routed Leon 3-0 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.

The result dropped the Esmeraldas (7-0-3) to second place in the Apertura standings.

William da Silva opened the scoring in the 17th minute, redirecting Villa's cross into the lower right corner. Villa closed things out with a blast from the top of the box in the 60th minute and closed things out in the 80th.

Mauro Boselli had the best chance to put the Esmeraldas on the board, but sent a 50th-minute penalty kick soaring over the goal.

Tijuana 1, Chiapas 1
Tijuana and Chiapas both came up with late goals on their way to a 1-1 draw Friday at Estadio Caliente.

Jose Alberto Garcia put Xolos on the board in the 83rd minute off Dayro Moreno's pass back from deep on the left side. Silvio Romero, who hit the post in the 15th minute, equalized for Jaguares from the penalty spot in the 90th, after a foul on Aviles Hurtado.

Xolos are tenth in the standings at 4-1-5 and 13 points. Jaguares (4-3-3, 15) are eighth.

Chivas 2, America 1
Omar Bravo scored two first-half goals and shorthanded Chivas held on for a 2-1 win over Club America Saturday in the Clasico de Clasicos at Estadio Azteca.

Bravo scored in the 15th and 39th minutes. He opened the scoring after picking off a bad backpass ahead of netminder Moises Munoz, and connected again with a nodding header set up by Raul Lopez. Seconds after he completed his brace, defender Carlos Salcido received a straight red card for taking Darwin Quintero down from behind, leaving the Herd to finish the match with ten men.

Osvaldo Martinez pulled one back for the Aguilas on the penalty kick after Salcido's foul, but the comeback ended there.

The Herd take over ninth place with 13 points (4-1-5). America are fifth on the table at 6-0-4 (18).

Monterrey 2, Morelia 2
Edwin Cardona's 85th-minute penalty kick lifted Monterrey (3-3-3, 12 pts) into a 2-2 draw with Morelia (4-1-5, 13) Saturday at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.

Pablo Barrera staked the Rayados to a 1-0 lead off Cardona's rebound in the 29th minute. Facundo Erpen equalized for Monarcas with a header two minutes later, and the deadlock held until Carlos Ochoa put Morelia up 2-1 on a 75th-minute counterattack.

Pachuca 0, Santos Laguna 0
Pachuca and Santos Laguna battled to a scoreless draw Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.

Bryan Rabello threatened for Santos in the second minute, but hit the post. Before the intermission, Ruben Botta got off a dangerous shot for the Tuzos that netminder Augustine Marchesin parried off the post. Pachuca also had the best look of the second half, a late shot off the crossbar from Hirving Lozano.

Both teams remain near the bottom of the standings, Pachuca (3-2-5, 11 pts) in 15th place and the Guerreros two places below at 2-2-6 (8).

Veracruz 1, Atlas 0
Veracruz eked out a 1-0 win over Atlas on Daniel Villalva's 90th-minute goal Saturday at Estadio Jalisco.

Villalva's shorthanded tally, a left-footed volley, came ten minutes after defender Horacio Cervantes was sent off with a straight red card.

The fourth-place Tiburones Rojos improve to 6-1-3 and 19 points. The Zorros are in 12th place at 4-1-5 (13).

Toluca 2, Dorados de Sinaloa 1
Third-place Toluca (6-1-3, 19 pts) edged Dorados de Sinaloa 2-1 Saturday at Estadio Banorte.

Marcos Caicedo struck first for Dorados (2-2-6, 8 pts), in the 41st minute. Enrique Triverio equalized in the 61st, off an assist from Omar Arellano.

Carlos Rodriguez sealed the win in the 76th, off Dario Bottinelli's corner kick.

Pumas 1, Tigres 0
Ismael Sosa scored the only goal Pumas (7-0-3, 21 pts) needed to edge Tigres 1-0 Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario and reclaim first place in the Apertura standings.

Sosa scored from 16 yards in the 53rd minute, after Eduardo Herrera stole the ball from Juninho upfield. Tigres' hopes of a comeback were effectively extinguished with twin red cards to Rafael Sobis in the 76th minute and Joffre Guerron in the 78th, leaving them to finish the match with nine men on the field.

Tigres fall to 5-1-4 (16), and are sixth in the standings.

Puebla 2, Cruz Azul 1
Early goals by Christian Bermudez and Luis Rey held up to give Puebla (5-0-4, 15 pts) a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul Sunday at Estadio Universitario BUAP.

Bermudez opened things up in the 28th minute, off a pass from David Toledo, and Rey won the game from the penalty spot four minutes later.

Lucas Silva put La Maquina (3-1-6, 10 pts) on the board seconds before halftime, redirecting Christian Gimenez's free kick into the net.


   
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