Santos Laguna hits summit in Mexico

BY foxsports • October 16, 2011

Santos Laguna jumped to the top of the Torneo Apertura standings with an entertaining 3-2 win at home to Toluca.

Just seven minutes in, visitor Toluca was ahead when Antonio Naelson found a way past Oswaldo Sanchez. Two minutes later though they had defender Francisco Gamboa sent off and only the dismissal of Santos' Felipe Baloy evened up the numbers.

Santos roared back though as Oribe Peralta struck in the 28th and 43rd minutes to turn the game around. Isaac Brizuela levelled five minutes into the second half but Christian Suarez smashed the injury-time winner.

Chivas Guadalajara are up to third following a 5-2 win at home to Tecos.

Marco Jhonfai Fabian was the hero, scoring a superb hat-trick for Chivas, who had Erick Torres sent off in the 68th minute.

Monterrey suffered a shock 3-0 loss at home to Club America as Jose Martinez Valadez, Oscar Rojas and Aquivaldo Mosquera all scored.

Pachuca lost 3-2 away to Tijuana as Juan Pablo Santiago scored twice, San Luis and Cruz Azul drew 1-1 while Jaguares and Atlante also drew with a goal apiece.

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