MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chivas slipped to 15th position in the Mexican Apertura championship after a 4-2 loss to Puebla on Sunday in the weekend's sixth of matches, prompting the firing of coach Benjamin Galindo.
Morelia improved to first in the league after Friday's 2-1 victory over Atlas, while Veracruz dropped to second after a 0-0 draw against Queretaro on Saturday.
In other games this weekend, Santos Laguna defeated Tigres 3-0, Cruz Azul overcame Atlante 1-0, America won 1-0 against Pachuca, Toluca thrashed Chiapas 4-0, Monterrey snatched a 2-1 victory over Tijuana and Pumas tied 1-1 with Leon.
An own goal from Kristian Alvarez in the 64th minute and a Matias Alustiza strike eight minutes from time helped Puebla to its first win of the season.
Antonio Gallardo handed Chivas the lead with a curling shot from 25 yards (meters) in the 10th, but a defensive lapse from a corner left Jesus Chavez alone to head in two minutes later for Puebla.
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