In the first half of the season, Leon practically backed their way into the playoffs at the end of the regular season. This half they’re on pace to do it again, continuing their late-tournament rally with a 2-1 win at the now-slumping Morelia. Elias Hernandez scored in the 9th minute to quickly give Leon a 1-0 lead, and Andres Andrade made it 2-0 in the 74th minute. Morelia got to within 1 on a Gaston Lezcano score in the 80th minute, but would get no closer. Thanks to Veracruz’s loss Morelia stayed out of last place int he demotion race, but they are only one point up on Veracruz and tied with Jaguares with no room left for error.
Goals-Elias Hernandez (Leon, 9′, 5th of tournament), Andres Andrade (Leon, 74′, 1st of tournament), Gaston Lezcano (Morelia, 80′), 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Morelia 1
Corner kicks-Morelia 1
Amarillas-Leon 4 (Luis Montes, 57′, William Yarbrough, 77′, Alexander Mejia, 79′, Hernan Burbano, 89′), Morelia 2 (Jefferson Cuero, 51′, Emanuel Loescbor, 65′)
Venue: Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Michoacan
Attendance: 25,862 (73.9% capacity)
Morelia-at Necaxa (4/22)