Round 7 came to an end on Sunday and somewhat surprisingly Chivas claimed another win to move level with rivals, Club America in the table. Omar Bravo once again proved his worth with a second half brace to ensure a 2-1 win in the Estadio Omnilife against Queretaro. Los Gallos Blancos were the better side in the first half but were unable to take advantage and an improved Chivas after the break punished them. Bravo’s clever run and fine finish on the hour mark put Los Rojiblancos in front but full back, Omar Osuna’s wonderful long range strike with 10 minutes remaining looked set to see the points shared. However, just minutes later Bravo restored the lead taking full advantage of some dreadful defending. A free kick pumped into the box found Bravo inexplicably in yards of space and he had time to fire his shot between the legs of Edgar Hernández. There is much to improve still with Chivas but few would have predicted they would be sitting level with America after Round 7.
Earlier, Pumas came from behind to earn a draw against Atlas. Arturo González superbly gave Atlas the lead after 20 minutes, curling in a precise shot from outside the box and for a long time it appeared Los Rojinegros would frustrate their hosts to hold on to a crucial 3 points. Ismael Sosa had other ideas though and with 15 minutes remaining, the Argentine striker managed to find the space to thread the ball into the bottom corner and earn Pumas a valuable point.
Pumas 1 – 1 Atlas
Chivas 2 – 1 Queretaro