Veracruz removes Pumas unbeaten; Pachuca and Puebla win and Cruz Azul draws

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The player Erick Gutiérrez (l) of Pachuca celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against Tijuana during a game corresponding to day 7 of the Clausura 2018 Mexican football tournament at the Hidalgo stadium in the city of Pachuca (Mexico). EFE

The Tiburones del Veracruz, the main candidates for the relegation, surprised on Wednesday by defeating the Pumas of the UNAM 1-2 as visitors, who took the undefeated, and obtained three gold points at the close of the seventh day of the tournament. Mexican closing

At the same time, Puebla won 2-0 at Toluca and Pachuca defeated Tijuana by the same score, while Cruz Azul rescued a 2-2 draw against Monterrey.

With the victory, the Veracruz reached eight units and now is fourteenth of the Clausura, but the biggest jump was given in the table of quotients, which determines the descent, which reached 96 units and cut distances with the Queretaro that has 104 points and the Atlas with 105, with 30 units to contest.

The Mexican Diego Chavez scored the goals of Veracruz in the minutes 19 and 24, while the Mexican David Cabrera discounted by the Pumas in 36.

It was Veracruz’s second triumph in the tournament and the Pumas’ first defeat, which, combined with América’s 4-1 triumph over Morelia on Tuesday, knocked them out of the lead and dropped to third place.

At the same time, the Canadian Lucas Cavallini with a double handed the victory to Puebla 2-0 over Toluca.

Cavallini opened the scoring in the 11th minute, a penalty, and closed it in the 28th; for the Toluca the Argentine Pablo Barrientos and the Mexican Angel Reyna were expelled in the minutes 80 and 90 + 2.

Puebla is now fifth with 12 points and Toluca is tenth with nine points.
Also 2-0, Pachuca won against Tijuana with goals from the Chilean Angelo Sagal in the 21st minute and the Mexican Erick Gutiérrez in the 89th.

With the victory, Pachuca reached 10 points and is sixth, while Tijuana is tenth with nine units.

Before, the Cruz Azul, which runs the Portuguese Pedro Caixinha, rescued a tie as a visitor 2-2 against Monterrey, the Argentine Antonio Mohamed.

Puebla player Lucas Cavallini (r) plays a ball with Osvaldo González (l) of Toluca during a match corresponding to day 7 of the Mexican soccer tournament held at the Cuauhtemoc stadium in the city of Puebla (Mexico). EFE

For the Monterrey scored the Argentine Rogelio Funes Mori in the minute 30 and the Mexican Arturo Gonzalez in 67; for the Cruz Azul they tied in two occasions the Chilean Martín Rodriguez in the 43 and the Mexican Julio César Domínguez in the 88.

The point left Monterrey in fourth place with 12 points and Cruz Azul in fifteenth place with seven. It was the fourth tie for the celestial team, the most so far in the tournament.

Hours before, Santos Laguna thrashed the lion with a triplet of Cape Verdean Djaniny Tavares 5-1, who reached 10 goals and remains the leader of the scorers.

Santos jumped to second place with 14 points, the same as Pumas, now third, and the Lion fell to the eighth with 10 points.

Meanwhile, Querétaro and Chivas del Guadalajara equaled 2-2. The Chilean Edson Puch and the Argentine Miguel Ángel Martínez scored for the locals and for the Chivas signed striker Alan Pulido.

The day started on Tuesday with the ties to a goal between Atlas and Necaxa and without annotations between Lobos BUAP and Tigres and the win of the America by 4-1 over Morelia, who in the end, reported him the first place and remains unbeaten.

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