Pumas massacre of Atlante in the Estadio Olímpico Universitario not only jumped José Luis Trejo’s side up to third in the table but looked to have broken the resistance of Atlante in their battle for survival. Pumas had failed to beat Atlante in their recent Copa MX match but revenge was sweet. Martín Bravo headed Pumas in front and the flood gates opened as Pumas mauled beleaguered Atlante. Ismael Sosa added a simple, breakaway second before Bravo was allowed to score this second by some generous defending. Second half goals by Diego Lagos and Dario Verón completed the rout and send some very worrying signs to Atlante.
Chivas returned to winning ways with an impressive win in the Estadio Omnilife over León. Three games without a win and finding goals hard to come by it took Los Rojiblancos just 6 minutes to take the lead against the current Torneo Apertura champions. Giovani Hernandez was slipped into the left channel by Israel Castro and from an acute angle, Hernandez slotted the ball past William Yarbrough. León were obviously missing the likes of Gullit Peña and Luis Montes but Chivas took full advantage and now find themselves level on points with Club America and in the playoff spots.
Tigres also climbed in the table to move within striking distance of La Liguilla with a 1-0 win away to Puebla. It wasn’t as fluid a performance as Tigres have produced in recent weeks but Damián Alvarez’s well taken goal less than 1o minutes from time was enough. This latest win leaves Tigres just a point behind Morelia in the final playoff spot.
Puebla 0 – 1 Tigres
Pumas 5 – 0 Atlante
Chivas 1 – 0 León