Posted on February 12, 2012
Defending champion Tigres moved back into a familiar position on Sunday.
Tigres climbed into first place behind a 2-0 win over San Luis in the Mexican Clausura championship.
Combined with Morelia’s 3-1 win over Santos Laguna, Tigres and Morelia are tied with 13 points after six games, but the former has the better goal differntial.
Israel Jimenez struck for Tigres in the 34th minute and Argentine Lucas Lobos volleyed home an insurance goal in the 57th minute.
Miguel Sabah recorded a brace for Morelia in the 23rd and 25th minutes. Adrian Aldrete’s own goal by Adrian Aldrete cut the lead in half for Santos in the 29th minute, but Gerardo Lugo restored a two-goal in the 90th minute.
Unbeaten Pachuca trails Morelia and Tigres with 12 points, thanks to a 2-0 triumph past Estudiantes. Cruz Azul remained the only other unbeaten club after a 0-0 tie with Club Tijuana (10 points).
Pachuca’s Daniel Arreola scored off a free kick from the edge of the penalty area in the 30th minute before Argentine Mauro Cejas gave the winners some much-needed breathing room.
In other matches:
* Chivas continued to struggled with a 2-0 defeat to Monterrey.
* Atlas and America played to a 1-1 tie.
* Toluca blanked Atlante, 2-0, 2-0,
* Puebla downed Pumas, 2-0.
* And Jaguares recorded a 3-0 win over Queretaro.
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: America, Atlante, Atlas, Chivas, Jaguares, Mexican Clausura, Miguel Sabah, Monterrey, Morelia, Pachuca, Puebla, Puma, Queretaro, San Luis, Santos Laguna, Tigres, Toluca