Mexican League Roundup, Mar. 13
Guadalajara stayed top of Mexico’s Clausura tournament after a 0-0
home draw against Pumas UNAM on Saturday.
Pumas has failed to win at Chivas in 28 years.
Guadalajara has 25 points from 10 matches. After starting
with a record-breaking eight wins to open the season, Chivas is now
winless in its last two matches and is looking over its shoulder at
defending champion Monterrey.
Monterrey plays Sunday at Puebla and could move even on
points with Chivas with a victory.
In Saturday’s other games, it was: Pachuca 0, Santos Laguna
3; Atlante 2, America 2; Chiapas 1, San Luis 1; Queretaro 1,
Morelia 1; Tigres UANL 0, Atlas 1.
Santos Laguna improved to 24 points with the victory, just a
point behind Chivas.
Colombian striker Carlos Quintero gave Santos Laguna a 1-0
lead in the 54th and Juan Pablo Rodriguez made it 2-0 in the 61st
with a penalty. Argentine Daniel Luduena scored the final goal in
America let a great chance slip away with its draw at
Atlante. Looking to win three straight for the first time in a
year, America went up 2-0 through goals from Luis Alonso Sandoval
(35th) and Daniel Marquez (71st). But the victory slipped away as
Atlante got late goals from Christian Bermudez (77th) and Peruvian
Johan Fano (81st).
Chiapas went ahead in the 30th through Colombian Jackson
Martinez, but San Luis equalized in the 64th on a penalty converted
by Argentine Alfredo Moreno.
Queretaro got an equalizer from Isaac Romo in the 88th to
salvage a 1-1 draw against Morelia. Romo missed a penalty in the
third minute. Chilean Hugo Droguett scored in the 27th for Morelia.
Atlas’ winner at Tigres came from Uruguay’s Gonzalo Vargas in