Undefeated Chivas claim late win over Pumas

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 27, 2014 at 7:23 pm •  Published: July 27, 2014
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A late free kick from Fernando Arce handed Chivas a 1-0 victory over Pumas to maintain their undefeated start to the season, while America and Monterrey are the only teams with perfect records after two rounds of the Mexican Apertura championship.

America defeated Tijuana 2-1 and Monterrey won 1-0 against Pachuca on Saturday.

In other weekend results, Tigres beat Leon 4-2, Atlas overcame Morelia 2-0, Chiapas won 2-1 against Toluca, Santos Laguna drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul, Puebla drew 0-0 against Veracruz and Leones Negros defeated Queretaro 1-0.

Arce struck the winner from 30 yards (meters) in the 87th minute, ten minutes after Chivas' Angel Reyna was sent off for his second yellow card.

Pablo Aguilar headed in deep into second half injury time to steal the points for America, which had gone behind after Juan Arango converted a penalty in the 20th minute.

Mexico international Raul Jimenez equalized for America in the 68th with a deft lofted finish.

Monterrey substitute Dorlan Pabon struck from a tight angle in the 90th minute to win a game Pachuca had largely controlled.

Colombian Hernan Burbano netted twice in the first 24 minutes for Tigres, before Jose Maria Cardenas pulled one back for reigning champion Leon.

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