Queretaro looked to have done enough to earn all 3 points despite playing with 10 men when they took a two goal lead against Tigres last night but goals from Lucas Lobos and Carlos Salcido ensured the points were shared. Later, Santos Laguna impressively beat Morelia. Falling behind early to Jose Cardenas’ goal, Santos replied with 3 first half goals and although they had to play the entire second half a man down, following Mauro Cejas’ sending off, the lead proved unassailable. With the 3-1 victory, Santos leapfrogged Morelia in the table, with both sides well placed to make the playoffs. READ MORE AND SEE THE GOALS HERE….
QUERETARO 2 – 2 TIGRES
Diego De La Torre opened the scoring with a wonderful first time volley from outside the box, struck superbly with the outside of his foot and if we see a better goal this weekend then it will be something very special. In the second half, the home side were reduced to 10 men when Amaury Escoto was shown a straight red, rather harshly. As he over-ran the ball he clattered into Hugo Ayala, but with no intent, the punishment was too much. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Queretaro doubled their lead. George Corral’s excellent run created the opportunity and Wilberto Cosme clipped the ball into the net.
Tigres came back strongly though and just 3 minutes later they were back in it. Damian Alvarez’s cutback found captain, Lucas Lobos and he duly dispatched the chance. And just minutes later, the game was level. This time it was from a corner and as the defence failed to clear their lines, the ball dropped to full-back, Carlos Salcido who crashed in a left foot drive from the edge of the penalty box.
With time on the clock it was now Tigres who looked the more likely to win the game but goalkeeper, Edgar Hernandez kept them at bay and maintained the scoreline.
SANTOS LAGUNA 3 – 1 MORELIA
Morelia raced into a first half lead after good work down the right from Rodrigo Salinas. His squared pass across the face of the goal left Jose Cardenas with the simplest of tap-ins. However, the momentum quickly shifted and as quickly as the home side had been behind they were comfortably leading.
The equaliser only 4 minutes after falling behind was the pick of the bunch. Rodolfo Salinas controlled the ball on his chest before firing a 25-yard volley past Federico Vilar. Colombian, Darwin Quintero headed Santos into the lead just before the half hour mark and shortly after Oribe Peralta made it 3.
Just before the break, Mauro Cejas was shown a red card for a tackle on Rodrigo Salinas but Morelia could not make the most of their numerical advantage in the second half.