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Top teams fail to deliver in Mexico

Darwin Quintero celebrates his late winner for Santos Laguna against Atlas.
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MEXICO CITY (AP)

Colombian striker Darwin Quintero scored from a long range shot in the 89th minute to give Santos Laguna a 2-1 victory over Atlas on Saturday, as the top three teams in Mexico's first division all failed to win in the 11th round.

Tigres retain first position after their 1-1 draw with Chivas on Saturday, two points ahead of Atlas, with America in third a further two points behind after its 1-1 draw against San Luis.

In other results, Pachuca defeated Puebla 2-1, Tijuana drew 2-2 with Monterrey, Cruz Azul overcame Atlante 3-0, Pumas drew 0-0 against Leon, Queretaro won 1-0 against Toluca and Jaguares and Morelia drew 1-1.

Quintero shot from 25 yards (meters) for the winning goal against Atlas, who had taken the lead in the 63rd through a penalty from Omar Bravo.

Rodolfo Salinas equalized in the 79th minute he headed in from a corner.

The result moved Santos Laguna level on points with America in fourth position in the league.

Miguel Sabah scored against the run of play in the 35th for Chivas after Lucas Lobos had missed a penalty for Tigres.

Damian Alvarez tapped in the equalizer two minutes after halftime, but Tigres couldn't find a winner despite Chivas going down to 10 men when Patricio Araujo was sent off in the 69th.

Juan Cuevas rescued a point for San Luis with a penalty in second half injury time after America defender Diego Reyes sent off for handling the ball on the line.

Juan Carlos Medina had given America the advantage with a free kick in the 40th.

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Abraham Carreno and Angel Reyna both scored once in the last three minutes of the game as Pachuca came from the behind to defeated Puebla.

Diego de Buen had put Puebla in the lead in the 27th.

Duvier Riascos scored the equalizer for Tijuana in the 87th.

Champion Tijuana took the lead through Fidel Martinez in the 26th, before Aldo de Nigris leveled the scores in the 31st and Humberto Suazo put Monterrey ahead three minutes later.

Mariano Pavone scored in the 44th and 56th for Cruz Azul, with the third goal coming in the 81st from Jair Pereira.

Uruguayan Joe Bizera was sent off for Atlante in the 27th for a high tackle.

Queretaro's only goal came when Toluca's Diego Novaretti put the ball into his own net in the 33rd.

Joao Rojas opened the scoring for Morelia in the 11th, with Luis Rey equalizing from the penalty spot a minute before halftime.

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