Clausura 2017 Round 3 Results: Pumas 1, Leon 0

Only in a couple sports like soccer can a team snatch victory or defeat from the jaws of a tie. As odd as that sounds, Pumas managed to steal 2 extra points thanks to a last-minute 1-0 win at Leon last night. The game seemed headed for a 0-0 tie but in the final minute of second half stoppage time, Jesus Gallardo scored a buzzer-beating game-winning goal for Pumas, giving them 3 points for a win instead of 1 for a tie and denying Leon a point from the tie. Pumas has now won 2 straight since their opener and moved into a logjam at the top of the standings thanks to that goal.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jesus Gallardo (Pumas, 90+2′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Pumas 7, Leon 5
Corner kicks-Pumas 8, Leon 4
Amarillas-Pumas 4 (Gerardo Alcoba, 14′, Miguel Palacios, 45′, Josecarlos Van Rankin, 77′, Gallardo, 89′), Leon 2 (Fernando Navarro, 45′, Andres Andrade, 78′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Nou Camp, Leon
Attendance: 27,494 (87.8% capacity)

Next up:
Leon-at Monterrey (1/28)
Pumas-Necaxa (1/29)

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