Mexican League Roundup, Feb. 13

BY foxsports • February 13, 2011

Javier Cortes scored from a spectacular scissors kick on Sunday as UNAM Pumas drew 1-1 with Chivas to remain among the only two undefeated teams in Mexico.

Xavier Baez put Chivas ahead from a free kick in the 78th minute. A minute later, Carlos Orrantia sent a cross from the right wing to Cortes, who contorted his body to strike the ball past goalkeeper Luis Michel.

"It was a beauty of a goal, but we could not get a win," Cortes said. "We lacked some intensity in the first half and they took advantage, but we never gave up and got a good result. But this team can play better, we know that."

Morelia downed Estudiantes 4-1 with Argentinian defender Mauricio Romero scoring twice.

After six rounds of the of the Clausura championship, Pumas and Toluca have 12 points and are the only unbeaten teams, albeit in different groups. Tigres has the most points - 13 in Group 1.

Pumas is off to their best start since the 1997 Verano tournament in which they were unbeaten for nine rounds.

In Morelia, Romero scored in the 15th and 56th minutes. Teammates Miguel Sabah in the sixth minute and Luis Gabriel Rey in the 84th also added goals. Mauro Cejas scored in the 56th for Estudiantes, which lost their second match in a row.

Monarcas, which has not lost since the first round, has nine points to place third in Group 3.

In other weekend results, it was: Jaguares 1, Monterrey 4; Queretaro 0, Toluca 5; Tigres 2, Cruz Azul 0; Pachuca 1, Puebla 0; Atlas 1, Santos 2; Atlante 0, San Luis 0 and Necaxa 1, America 0.

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