In the final 15 minutes the streaked offense woke up
America will host Guadalajara in the Mexican soccer classic
The Spanish Sergio Canales scored his fifth goal in Mexican soccer this Saturday with a penalty in Monterrey’s 3-1 victory over León on the eighth day of the Apertura tournament.
An own goal from Osvaldo Rodríguez and a goal from Jordi Cortizo were the other scores for the Rayados, who rose from ninth to fourth place in the standings with 13 points. Uruguayan Federico Viñas converted for León, which placed eleventh.
Canales, who left Real Betis last July to sign for Monterrey, He reached five goals in nine games with his new team, three of them in the local league, making him the team’s top scorer in the Apertura.
The first half took a while to start until In the final 15 minutes the streaked offense woke up and managed to get ahead on the scoreboard with a shot from Argentine Maximiliano Meza that Rodríguez transformed into an own goal for the 1-0 in favor of the locals.
After that, José Rodríguez committed a handball in the area that allowed Canales to convert a penalty to reach five goals in Mexico and make it 2-0 in favor of the Rayados on the scoreboard at 45+1.
Before the end of the first half, León tied. Elías Hernández took a free kick and in the area Viñas jumped up with a header to reduce the score 2-1 at 45+7.
León advanced lines in the first minutes of the second half, however Failures by José Alvarado and Federico Viñas opened the opportunity for Monterrey to score one more goal in the 80th minute, when Jesús Corona, in his debut in the tournament with the Rayados, gave an assist to Cortizo, who made it 3-1 with his right foot in the 81st minute.
Necaxa tied 1-1 with Juárez Later América will host Guadalajara in the Mexican soccer classic.
This Sunday the eighth day of the Apertura will continue with the visit of the leader San Luis to the Pumas UNAM, from Puebla to the Gallos Blancos del Querétaro and from Atlas to the champions Tigres UANL. On Monday the matches with Pachuca-Santos Laguna will end.
The day began on Friday. Mazatlán and Cruz Azul tied 2-2 and Tijuana defeated Toluca 2-1.