October 25, 2015
LIGA MX APERTURA
Match Day 14 roundup
Veracruz 3, Toluca 2
Julio Furch scored twice in the first 18 minutes to start Veracruz (7-1-5, 22 pts) on their way to a 3-2 win over shorthanded Toluca (8-2-4, 26 pts) Friday at Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.
Leobardo Lopez netted the game-winner in the 37th minute.
Furch opened the scoring with a shot that glanced off the post and into the net in the sixth minute. He completed his brace in the 18th, off an assist from Fernando Meneses, who also set the table for Lopez's capper.
Omar Arrelano kept the Diablos Rojos in the game early, scoring in the 22nd minute to make the score 2-1, but gave the goal back by handling the ball in the box to send Lopez to the spot. Midfielder Christian Cuevo was sent off before halftime, leaving Toluca to finish the match with ten men.
Dario Bottinelli gave the Diablos the last word with a penalty kick in the 84th minute.
The loss delayed Toluca's qualification for the playoffs by at least one more week.
Cruz Azul 2, Santos Laguna 1
Cruz Azul (4-3-6, 15 pts) rallied to a 2-1 win over Santos Laguna Friday at Estadio TSM Corona.
Bryan Rabello gave the Guerreros (3-4-7, 13) their only lead of the match in the second minute, after Djaniny led a breakaway down the right flank.
Jorge Benitez equalized for La Maquina in the 16th, and Lucas Silva delivered the win from long distance in the 64th.
Santos came heartbreakingly close to equalizing in stoppage time, but Nestor Calderon's free kick hit the crossbar.
Queretaro 1, America 0
Emanuel Villa's 60th-minute goal lifted Queretaro over Club America 1-0 Saturday at Estadio Azteca.
Villa scored off a pinpoint set-up pass from Yerson Candelo.
Queretaro are in tenth place at 5-3-6 and 18 points, while the third-place Aguilas fall to 8-0-6 (24).
Monterrey 3, Tijuana 1
Dorlan Pabon led the way with two goals and an assist as Monterrey (5-5-4, 20 pts) defeated Tijuana 3-1 Saturday at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
Rogelio Funes Mori put the Rayados on the board in the 44th minute, and Pabon made the score 2-0 off a long rebound after netminder Federico Vilar blocked a hard shot by Edwin Cardona in the 62nd.
Three minutes later, Gabriel Hauche took one back for Xolos (4-1-9, 13), but Pabon restored the two-goal advantage after a turnover in the 71st.
Pachuca 2, Morelia 0
Franco Jara scored both goals in Pachuca's 2-0 win over Morelia Saturday at Estadio Hidalgo.
Jara cut around defender Facundo Erpen to open the scoring in the 55th minute, and completed his brace in the 87th.
The Tuzos improve to 5-2-6 and 17 points, while Morelia end the week at 5-2-7 (17).
Dorados de Sinaloa 0, Tigres 0
Last-place Dorados de Sinaloa (2-5-6, 11 pts) played #5 Tigres (7-2-5, 23) to a scoreless draw Saturday at Estadio Banorte.
Roberto Nurse appeared to put Dorados on the board in the 11th minute, but the play was ruled offside, ending the best of the game's few scoring opportunities.
Chiapas 3, Pumas 2
Daniel Armenteros scored in the 69th minute to give Pumas (9-1-4, 28 pts) a 3-2 win over Chiapas Sunday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario and first place on the Apertura table.
Pumas got off to a solid start when Eduardo Herrera scored off Ismael Sosa's assist in the fifth minute. Silvio Romero leveled the score in the 28th minute, and an own goal by UNAM's Marcelo Alatorre, who was trying to keep Leonardo Vidangossy's cross away from the net, gave Chiapas (5-5-4, 20) the lead.
Ismael Sosa scored from long range for Pumas in the 56th minute to level the score 2-2.
Armenteros sealed the win with a long free kick.
Puebla 1, Leon 0
Luis Rey scored the only goal Puebla (7-2-5, 23 pts) needed to edge Leon 1-0 Sunday at Estadio Universitario BUAP.
Rey connected in the 41st minute, with a header from near the penalty spot.
The fourth-place Esmeraldas fall to 8-0-6 (24).
Chivas vs Atlas
Sunday's schduled Clasico Tapatio between Chivas de Guadalajara and Atlas was postponed until November 11 due to hurricane Patricia.