And there are still two-after Monterrey won to remain unbeaten in the tournament, Santos followed suit to stay unbeaten but they had a tougher time of it, leaving Leon with an intensely-played 2-2 tie. Santos got the first goal on a PENAL! conversion by Julio Furch in the 25th minute, but the lead disappeared almost instantly-as soon as play resumed German Cano scored Leon’s first goal to tie it at 1. Carlos Izquierdoz headed in the second Santos goal just before halftime, and the lead held up until the 81st minute, when Mauro Boselli finally scored his first of the tournament for Leon. Tempers boiled over in the 87th minute when there were 3 Amarillas handed out-2 to Leon, 1 to Santos. In fact, all the Amarillas came in the final 5 minutes. Although the cisitors are still unbeaten, that’s now 3 straight ties & 4 in the last 5, which isn’t helping them much in the standings. Leon, meanwhile, is a surprising 17th on the table with just 1 win, only ahead of Puebla in the standings.
Goals-Julio Furch (Santos, 25′, 2nd of tournament, Penalty Kick), German Cano (Leon, 26′, 1st of tournament), Carlos Izquierdoz (Santos, 43′, 3nd of tournament), Mauro Boselli (Leon, 81′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Leon 6, Santos 4
Corner kicks-Leon 7, Santos 2
Amarillas-Leon 3 (Juan Gonzalez, 87′, Fernando Navarro, 87′, Guillermo Burdisso, 90+1′), Santos 1 (Jonathan Rodriguez, 87′)
Venue: Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Guanajuato
Attendance: 18,331 (58.5% capacity)
Leon-at Atlas (2/25)