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Millar time as Atlas defeats Toluca

Rodrigo Millar celebrates scoring Atlas' winner against Toluca.
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MEXICO CITY (AP)

Rodrigo Millar scored a late winner as Atlas edged Toluca 1-0 on Sunday to increase the pressure on Tigres at the top of Mexico's first division after 10 rounds of the Clausura season.

Millar struck with a fierce right-foot shot in the 81st to give Atlas the points in a tight game.

Undefeated Tigres had a 2-1 win over San Luis on Saturday and remain one point ahead of Atlas. America is in third place, four points from the top, following its 1-1 draw against Morelia on Friday.

In other weekend matches, Santos Laguna beat Atlante 2-1 with goals from U.S. striker Herculez Gomez and Oribe Peralta, Chivas beat Pachuca 1-0, Pumas snatched a 1-0 win over Puebla, Monterrey defeated Leon 2-1, Queretaro had a 1-0 win over Tijuana and Cruz Azul drew 1-1 with Jaguares.

Spain's Luis Garcia volleyed in from a corner in the 58th minute to seal Tigres' win over over San Luis.

Argentine Lucas Lobos opened the scoring in the 12th when he controlled a cross and finished with an overhead kick to give Tigres an early lead, before Yasser Corona equalized from a corner in the 25th.

Morelia held on for a point against America despite losing goalkeeper Federico Vilar in the 35th minute for a foul inside the penalty area.

Chilean Hector Mancilla's header in the opening minute put Morelia ahead but Christian Benitez equalized after half an hour.

America had a chance to go ahead before half time when Vilar was sent off, but Paraguayan Osvaldo Martinez hit the crossbar with his penalty attempt.

Chivas improved to No. 8 in the standings with a victory after Rafael Marquez Lugo hit a first-time shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 19th minute against Pachuca.

Pumas picked up a victory when Martin Bravo scored one minute from fulltime.

SPICE GIRLS

Check out the women who cheer on their squads from the sidelines.

Jesus Zavala scored twice to give Monterrey the win against Leon, opening in 20th minute and clinching the win with a header from a freekick in the 80th.

Queretaro's Wilberto Cosme scored in the 34th to give the relegation threatened Queretaro three vital points against champion Tijuana.

Jaguares got a last-minute equalizer via an own-goal from Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona.

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