KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Jose Torres and Puebla stole all three points late in their game against Monterrey while the losing continues for Omar Gonzalez and Atlas.
Puebla 2-1 Monterrey
Lucas Cavallini's goal deep into stoppage time helped Puebla snatch the win over Monterrey at Estadio Cuauhtemoc.
Torres started in the midfield for La Franja in the win.
The first half was back-and-forth action between both sides, with neither having a clear chance at goal. That soon changed in the 28th minute when Monterrey's Jose Basanta rose up to head a corner kick towards the goal, but it was grabbed by Puebla goalkeeper Nicolas Vikonis.
Torres then had an excellent chance just after the half-hour mark when he took a crack from long range, but the ball went directly into the hands of goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero.
Then Monterrey broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute when Aviles Hurtado made a run with the ball from his team's end before releasing teammate Guillermo Madrigal with a through-ball and the forward curled his shot around Vikonis to give his team the lead.
The second half would be a different story, with Puebla putting on the pressure to level the score.
And they would do so in the 69th minute when Francisco Acuna's low cross found Alejandro Tabo in the area and the Uruguayan midfielder coolly tucked the ball into the back of the net.
Then when the game looked like it was headed towards a tie, Puebla saved the best for last when Cavallini poked the ball past Barovero in the 94th minute to give his team the win.
Puebla currently sits in 13th place in the standings with 10 points.
Tigres UANL 3-1 Atlas
The bleeding continued for Atlas as they allowed Tigres to score three unanswered goals in their come-from-behind win at
Estadio Universitario de Nuevo Leon.
Omar Gonzalez, who made the move to Atlas in the summer from Pachuca, was in the starting lineup for the team as they suffered their fourth straight loss in the league. On the other side, goalkeeper Eduardo Fernandez watched from the bench for Tigres.
The visitors did start the game off positively when they opened the scoring just two minutes into the contest. A counter-attack that started in their own end saw Andres Andrade finish it off by slotting the ball past Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman.
Atlas held on to their their for much of the game, but they could not contain Tigres as they leveled the score in the 67th minute. JorgeTorres would head in the ball from a Lucas Zelarayan corner kick.
French striker Andre Gignac gave the host the lead in the 76th minute he too headed in a looping header from teammate Guido Pizarro from close range.
Tigres were not done heading in goals as they put away their third in the 86th minute. Enner Valencia would make a run into the area put a powerful header past Atlas goalkeeper Jose Hernandez.
Atlas remains rooted to the bottom of the standings with two points while Tigres sits in seventh place with 13 points.
Elsewhere in Liga MX action, Michael Orozco was in the starting lineup for Lobos BUAP while Joe Corona watch all of the action for America on the bench as the capital team came away with a 2-0 win.
Rubio Rubin and Alejandro Guido watched from the bench for Tijuana while Ventura Alvarado started for Necaxa as Los Xolos came away with the 1-0 win.
William Yarbrough watched from the bench in Leon's 2-1 loss to Pumas UNAM.
Down in Ascenso MX, Fernando Arce started for Dorados in their 1-0 loss to Atlante.
Josue Soto started for Cimarrones de Sonora in their 2-1 win over Tampico Madero.