Posted on February 6, 2012
Santos Laguna remained atop the Mexican First Division after registering another win over the weekend.
Santos edged Pumas, 2-1, to remain three points ahead of Atlante and Tigres in the Clausura.
Ecuador’s Christian Suarez scored in the 12th minute and Rodolfo Salinas added an insurance tally eight minutes later. But Salinas gave up back to Pumas as he headed a corner kick into his own net in the 30th minute.
Atlante and Tigres remained on pace as the former squeezed past Queretaro, 3-2, and the latter recorded a 1-0 win over America.
Osvaldo Martinez’s second goal, scored in stopppage time, broke a 2-2 deadlock with Queretaro, which twice had taken second-half leads behind German Alemanno and Pablo Vitti. Juan Ezequiel Cuevas also found the back of the net for the winners.
Chile’s Hector Mancilla scored in the 35th minute in Tigres’ victory.
In Morelia’s 2-1 win over Chivas, Miguel Sabah connected for a pair of second-half goals. Omar Arellano tallied for Chivas.
Jair Pereira scored in the 56th minute and Javier Orozco added a goal in the 62nd minute as fourth-place Cruz Azul recorded a 2-0 win over Jaguares to remain undefeated.
Pachuca overcame a three-goal deficit to down Toluca, 4-3, as Mauro Cejas scored his second goal in stopage time. Toluca had taken the lead after 16th minuted on an own goal by David Munoz and a goal from Ivan Alonso and Nestor Calderon. However. Daniel Arreola and Marco Bueno helped Pachuca rally.
U.S. international midfielder DaMarcus Beasley helped Puebla to a 1-1 draw with Club Tijuana as he was taken down for a penalty kick in the 25th minute. Spanish native Luis Garcia coverted in the 25th minute after Tijuana scored behind Duiver Riascos in the seventh minute.
Monterrey headed San Luis its third consecutive defeat in a 3-0 triumph. Aldo de Nigris, Cesar Delgado and Jesus Zavala scored for the winners.
Miguel Sabah had a brace for Morelia in its 2-1 win. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: Aldo de Nigris, Atlante, DaMarcus Beasley, Mexico's Clausura, Morelia, Pumas, Queretaro, Santos Laguna, Tigres