Morelia’s resurgent efforts to avoid demotion after this tournament suffered another setback today as they took a 3-1 road defeat today at also-struggling-to-survive Atlas. The hosts took the lead less than 5 minutes in thanks to a Fidel Martinez goal, but Rodolfo Vilchis scored the equalizer for Morelia in the 41st minute. But early in the second half, Jahir Barrera & Bryan Garnica headed it in 4 minutes apart to give Atlas the lead back for good. Atlas clearly lost discipline after getting that 2-goal lead though, as they accumulated 4 Amarillas in a 17-minute stretch afterwards.
Goals-Fidel Martinez (Atlas, 5′, 1st of tournament), Rodolfo Vilchis (Morelia, 41′, 1st of tournament), Jahir Barrera (Atlas, 48′, 1st of tournament), Bryan Garnica (Atlas, 52′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 2, Morelia 1
Corner kicks-Atlas 2, Morelia 2
Amarillas-Atlas 4 (Rafael Marquez, 65′, Javier Salas, 73′, Leiton Jimenez, 78′, Daniel Alvarez, 82′), Morelia 2 (Facundo Erpen, 7′, Emanuel Loeschbor, 90+2′)
Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 26,633 (49.3% capacity)
Atlas-at Puebla (2/5)