Ecuador’s Christian Benitez scored twice to keep Santos Laguna
unbeaten in Mexico’s Apertura tournament with a 3-0 win over
Pachuca on Saturday.
Colombian Darwin Quintero scored the other goal for Santos,
which won its other two league matches – 4-1 over Atlante 4-1 and
4-0 over Pumas.
In other key matches Saturday, America and Tigres drew 1-1 and
defending Clausura champion Toluca drew 1-1 with Jaguares. In late
matches, Guadalajara Chivas defeated San Luis 1-0, Necaxa beat
Atlas 1-0 and Monterrey won 2-1 over Atlante.
Quintero scored for Santos in the 23rd minute and Benitez added
his in the 57th and 82nd.
Argentine Damian Alvarez gave Tigres a 1-0 lead in the 41st
minute, beating America keeper Guillermo Ochoa. But Argentine
Daniel Montenegro equalized for America in the 76th.
Isaac Brizuela came off the bench to score late for Toluca in
its draw with Jaguares. Brazilian Danilinho scored in the seventh
minute for Jaguares.
Marco da la Mora scored in the 20th for Chivas, which rested six
regular players to prepare for this week’s first-leg final of the
Copa Libertadores against Brazil club Inter.
Dario Gandin scored for Necaxa in its win over Atlas.
On Sunday it’s Moreila vs. Queretaro, Estudiantes vs. Puebla and
Pumas vs. Cruz Azul.