If Necaxa is trying to prove it’s improbable first-half playoff run following it’s latest promotion was a fluke, it’s certainly succeeded. They have all but played themselves out of contention this half following a 1-0 shutout tonight at America. Once again Oribe Peralta was the hero for the hosts, scoring on an 83rd-minute header for the game’s only goal. Following their winless slump to open the half, America has now played it’s way into 5th place after starting out last.
Goals-Oribe Peralta (America, 83′, 5th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-America 1
Corner kicks-America 6, Necaxa 2
Amarillas-Necaxa 4 (Marcos Gonzalez, 36′. Brayan Beckeles, 40′, Edson Puch, 56′, Jesus Isijara, 57′), America 3 (Bruno Valdez, 30′, Agustin Marchesin, 78′, Erik Pimental, 90′)
Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 28,795 (39.9% capacity)
Necaxa-at Veracruz (4/15)