Necaxa’s second-half slump continued at home last night, although Jaguares actually helped them out a bit as what should’ve been a win for the visitors wound up being a 2-2 tie. After getting one of his team’s Amarillas a few minutes before, Edson Puch redeemed himself with a 22nd-minute header for his third goal this half. Jaguares took the lead early in the 2nd half with 2 unanswered goals from Luis Leal in the 53rd minute and Dieter Villalpando in the 57th, but blew it in the 77th minute when Felix Araujo headed a Necaxa cross pass deep in the defensive zone for an OWN GOAL! That would cost Jaguares 2 big points in the standings while salvaging a point for Necaxa. Jaguares could’ve have moved up to 6th for now with a win but instead they remain a point behind Atlas & Pumas on the outside. Necaxa now sits 4 points out of the playoff picture.
Goals-Edson Puch (Necaxa, 22′, 3rd of tournament), Luis Leal (Jaguares, 53′, 2nd of tournament), Dieter Villalpando (Jaguares, 57′, 1st of tournament), Felix Araujo (Jaguares, 77′, OWN GOAL)
Shots on Goal-Necaxa 4, Jaguares 2
Corner kicks-Necaxa 6, Jaguares 5
Amarillas-Necaxa 2 (Puch, 8′, Washington mac Eachen, 79′), Jaguares 1 (Bruno Pereira, 25′)
Venue: Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Attendance: 13,750 (57.5% capacity)
Necaxa-at Toluca (4/2)