Once again handed a chance to possibly pull out of the demotion spot and gain ground in a tight playoff race, Veracruz failed to seize the opportunity, doing everything against Necaxa but score in a 1-0 loss at home. The hosts were done in when they conceded a PENAL! in the 62nd minute and Edson Puch converted. The result keeps Necaxa’s very slim playoff hopes alive and keeps Veracruz one point out of pulling even with Jaguares & Morelia in the demotion race.
Goals-Edson Puch (Necaxa, 63′, 4th of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-Veracruz 3, Necaxa 3
Amarillas-Veracruz 1 (Marcos Gonzalez, 85′), Veracruz 1 (Cristian Pellerano, 87′)
Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 23,188 (80.7% capacity)
Veracruz-at Pumas (4/23)