Tigres top after Atlante victory

Tigres top after Atlante victory

Published Jan. 14, 2013 12:00 a.m. ET

America, Tijuana and UANL Tigres all won on the weekend to maintain perfect records after two rounds of the Clausura championship in Mexico's first division.

Tigres defeated Atlante 3-1 on Sunday, while America won 2-0 against Jaguares on Friday and reigning champion Tijuana overcame Leon 1-0 on Saturday.

In other results this weekend, Santos Laguna won 2-0 against Guadalajara Chivas, Cruz Azul defeated San Luis 2-1, Monterrey earned a 1-0 victory over Morelia, Atlas overcame Pachuca 2-0, Toluca drew 1-1 with Puebla and Queretaro defeated UNAM Pumas 2-1.

Tigres went ahead through Damian Alvarez in the 11th minute, before Esteban Paredes capitalized on a defensive error to equalize in the 40th for Atlante. Lucas Lobos curled in a freekick on the edge of the penalty area in the 53rd for Tigres' second and a deflected effort from Brazilian Danilinho in the 75th made it 3-1.


America's Rubens Sambueza opened the scoring in the 59th with a low left foot shot, with Ecuadoran Christian Benitez adding the second in the 68th.

Tijuana scored the sole goal in the 6th when Alfredo Moreno broke through and finished. Leon's Carlos Pena was sent off for a bad tackle in the 64th and Tijuana's Leandro Augusto also received a red card ten minutes from the end of the game.

Santos Laguna's Mexico international Oribe Peralta scored both goals in the win over Chivas. Peralta curled a left foot shot from outside of the area into the bottom corner of the net in the 36th and wrapped up the scoring in the 73rd.

San Luis took the lead in the 47th through Santiago Trellez, but goals in the 54th and 69th by Christian Gimenez gave Cruz Azul the victory.

Monterrey's Neri Cardozo struck a shot from outside the area in the 6th which was enough to beat Morelia, who had Hector Mancilla sent off one minute before halftime.

Atlas' Omar Bravo slotted in from the penalty spot in the 36th and Matias Vuoso tapped the ball in from close range for the second. Pachuca's Daniel Luduena was sent off in the 50th.

Puebla looked to have done enough to win thanks to Felix Borja's goal in the 62nd but Brazilian Lucas Silva equalized for Toluca two minutes before the end.

Queretaro came from behind to defeat Pumas, with a goal in the 64th by Amaury Escoto and Gonzalo Pineda netting two minutes later.

Pumas went down to ten men when Marco Palacios received his second yellow card in the 36th, but took the lead from a goal by Javier Cortes in the 53rd.