For fans of defensive-minded, low-scoring games, last night’s Pachuca-Puebla did not disappoint as the Tuzos’ top-rated defense was its usual self in the always-exciting 0-0 tie. Both sides had their shots to score but didn’t come close, although Pachuca had a chance in the second half only to see Hirving Lozano fail on a PENAL! in the 56th minute as his scoreless streak has now reached 10 games since his opening round hat trick. Like Tijuana before them, Pachuca misses out on a chance to get within a point of league-leading Guadalajara because of the tie.
Shots on Goal-Pachuca 3, Puebla 2
Corner kicks-Pachuca 4, Puebla 3
Amarillas-Puebla 3 (Carlos Orrantia, 28′, Federico Gonzalez, 50′, Cristian Campestrini, 56′), Pachuca 2 (Jonathan Urretaviscaya, 12′, Oscar Murillo, 67′)
Venue: Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo
Attendance: 23,694 (86.1% capacity)
Pachuca-at Santos (4/9)
Puebla-at Guadalajara (4/8)