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Chivas beats America 2-1

Chivas beats America 2-1

Omar Arellano scored twice to lead Chivas over America 2-1 Sunday in the 14th round of the Mexican Apertura.
Arellano steered in a ball from Sergio Santana to put the visitors ahead in the 12th minute of the derby match and then slotted in a shot from the edge of the area for the winner in the 71st.
Chivas now has 21 points to leap ahead of Cruz Azul and Pumas in the competitive Group 2.
Tecos and Morelia also have 21 points and are above Chivas with a better goal difference. Cruz Azul has 20 points, Pumas 19 and the Eagles stayed on 15, with three weeks left to play in the regular season.
Argentine defender Sebastian Dominguez headed in a cross from countryman Federico Insua in the 32nd for America, which invested heavily in new players and a coach and now is in danger of missing the playoffs for the second season in a row.
"The truth is that it will be very hard to advance, but we need to forget about that and start playing better," Eagles striker Alfredo Moreno said.
Earlier in Estadio Universitario, Fernando Morales scored a goal with 11 minutes left to play as the Pumas rallied to tie 1-1 against Ciudad Juarez.
The Pumas have gone six straight games without a victory.
Cruz Azul also came back to tie Puebla 2-2 with a goal from Julio Cesar Dominguez.
Alejandro Vela opened the scoring with a header in the 42nd, but Puebla took the lead with two goals in five minutes by Horacio Peralta in the 52nd and 57th before Dominguez scored the equalizer in the 72nd.
Also, it was: San Luis 2, Monterrey 0; Jaguares 0, Toluca 0; Pachuca 1, Morelia 1; Tigres 1, Necaxa 1; and Atlas 2, Santos 1.


Updated : 2020-12-02 18:29 GMT+08:00