Jaguares de Chiapas defeated Tecos UAG 2-0 to move to third place in the standings, in a match that opened the eighth week of Mexico’s Apertura at El Estadio 3 de Marzo.
Two minutes were enough for Chiapas to sentence the uneventful match, thanks to goals from Colombian striker Luis Gabriel Rey at the 59th and 61st minutes, which placed him as the new leading scorer of the tournament with six goals.
Before the end of the first period, Rey hit a shot that reflected past the opponent’s crossbar, that Edgar Andrade failed to capitalize in the 43rd minute. Both teams were booed heavily as they entered the dressing room, in what seemed to be a destined stalemate match.
In the 59th minute, Jaguares winger Christian Valdez sent a through ball to the Colombian striker, who received and fired a shot past the diving Tecos goalkeeper Christian Martinez, to make it 1-0.
Two minutes later, Colombian forward Franco Arizala started a counter-attack, after a failed corner kick from the Tecos’ half, and helped service Rey’s second goal with ease.
Apparently, the FIFA international dates affected the rhythm from both clubs, as neither team were able to take full control or impose any rhythm of play on the pitch.
The victory takes Chiapas to third place overall with 14 points, while Tecos remains in ninth place with nine.