Round 4 came to an end and just like on Saturday there was plenty to discuss in the aftermath. Toluca maintained their fine start with a 2-0 win over Monterrey thanks to goals from Paulo da Silva and Juan Manuel Salguerio and joined Cruz Azul at the top of the table. Chivas laboured to yet another draw against lowly, Atlante but remain undefeated this season. A certain doggedness is now visible in Los Rojiblancos but there is a real lack in creativity and attacking potency. Sunday’s early kickoff in Puebla brought the most drama as the home side managed to throw away a two-goal lead and thanks to a late Martin Zuniga goal allow Chiapas to complete a superb 3-2 comeback.
Puebla 2 – 3 Chiapas
Leading by two at home at half time should be a position any side will be disappointed not to see out but a rousing second half performance from Chiapas reversed the half time scoreline.
Saul Villalobos fired Puebla in front from outside the box and a horrendous own goal by Luis Robles gifted the home side the advantage at the break.
However, two goals in two second half minutes brought Los Jaguares level. First, Mauricio Romero lashed in a loose ball and in the next attack Luis Rodriguez slipped in the equaliser.
Deep into stoppage time with the game heading for a draw, Martin Zuniga headed in the winner to complete the come back.
Toluca 2 – 0 Monterrey
Unbeaten and trailing Cruz Azul only on goal difference is to be considered a good start to the season for Toluca.
Paulo da Silva’s close range header gave Toluca an early lead and late on Juan Manuel Salguerio fine volley ensured that the home side would be going back to the summit.
Atlante 1 – 1 Chivas
Perhaps it says more about how bad Chivas were in the past year that a performance such as this can be seen as progress. Los Rojiblancos are now harder to beat but still look a little toothless in attack but if this could be improved perhaps Chivas will start moving in the right direction.
A stunning long range free kick from Michael Arroyo gave struggling Atlante the lead but a wonderful opportunist lob by Gerardo Rodriguez brought Chivas level.
The point is not particularly helpful to either side as Atlante look doomed to relegation and Chivas look certain to be in the mix in a years time.