And there is still one-as we reach the halfway point of the tournament Santos remains the only unbeaten left in the second half, although today’s result was a bit disappointing as what was almost a win was denied them late as they settled for a 2-2 tie at home against Necaxa. Both sides traded goals in the first half, Osvaldo Martinez giving Santos the first lead in the 25th minute then Edson Puch getting the equalizer for Necaxa in the 41st minute. Santos took a 2-1 lead on Jorge Tavares’ 76th-minute goal, but Maximilliano Barreiro scored after a corner kick in the 85th minute to deny the hosts the win and 3 points. Although they stay unbeaten, Santos now has 5 ties against only 2 wins while Necaxa remains only 2 points ahead of last place.
Goals-Osvaldo Martinez (Santos, 25′, 1st of tournament), Edson Puch (Necaxa, 41′, 2nd of tournament), Jorge Tavares (Santos, 76′, 1st of tournament), Maximilliano Barreiro (Necaxa, 85′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Santos 1, Necaxa 1
Corner kicks-Necaxa 4, Santos 3
Amarillas-Necaxa 4 (Jairo Gonzalez, 33′, Xavier Baez, 68′, Michel Garcia, 73′, Mario de Luna, 90+1′), Santos 2 (Martinez, 58′, Jorge Sanchez, 84′)
Venue: Estadio TSM Corona, Torreon, Coahuila
Attendance: 24,960 (85.3% capacity)
Santos-at Pumas (3/5)