The Clausura 2017 Tournament got underway tonight with the second-half opener between Queretaro & Veracruz, two teams coming off tough first-half tournaments, and in host Veracruz’s case trying to avoid potential demotion after the season. The Tiburones Rojos managed to start that effort off on the right foot with a 1-0 opening night victory over the Gallos Blancos. The game featured very little in the way of offense or attacking; The only goal of the game, and first of the tournament, was scored by Leobardo Lopez in the 50th minute from just outside the attacking area.
Goals-Leobardo Lopez (Veracruz, 50′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner kicks-Veracruz 3, Queretaro 2
Amarillas-Queretaro 3 (Jaime Gomez, 40′, Neri Cardozo, 41′, Edgar Benitez, 90′), Veracruz 2 (Kristian Alvarez, Antonio Briseno, 90′)
Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 14,489 (50.4% capacity)
Veracruz-At Santos (1/15)