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Chivas, Chiapas draw 1-1 to open Mexican Apertura

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm •  Published: July 20, 2014
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relegation-threatened Chivas drew 1-1 with Chiapas on Sunday in the first round of Mexico's Apertura football tournament.

On Saturday, reigning champion Leon fell 2-1 to America, while Monterrey defeated newly promoted Leones Negros 3-1.

In other weekend results, Pumas defeated Queretaro 3-1, Puebla won 1-0 over Tijuana, Pachuca overcame Cruz Azul 1-0, Atlas drew 0-0 with Tigres, Santos Laguna secured a 1-0 victory over Veracruz, and Toluca and Morelia drew 0-0.

Fernando Arce put Chivas ahead with a free kick from 25 yards (meters) that deceived keeper Cesar Lozano, before Chiapas equalized via Julio Nava in the 67th.

Two first half goals from Osvaldo Martinez sent America into a 2-0 halftime lead, with Leon goalkeeper William Yarbrough losing balance and unintentionally carrying the ball over his own line for the second.

Leon came back in the second half when Mauro Boselli slotted his second opportunity from the spot into the net in the 84th.

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