Clausura 2017 Round 15 Results: Atlas 1, Pachuca 0

After starting the second half fighting to avoid demotion, Atlas now finds themselves on the brink of making the playoffs as their recent hot streak continues with a big 1-0 home win over slumping Pachuca. Gustavo Alustiza scored the only goal in the 35th minute-that’s 7 this tournament, which puts him only one goal off the league lead now. Meanwhile the defending Clausura champions have to now fight off 8 teams with a shot to still knock the Tuzos out of the 8th an final playoff spot. And if recent history is any indication they have trouble coming to town next week-the sudden spoiler that is Cruz Azul.

Game Stats:
Goals-Gustavo Alustiza (Atlas, 35′, 7th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 4
Corner kicks-Pachuca 1
Amarillas-Atlas 3 (Javier Salas, 18′, Brayan Garnica, 33′, Luis Robles, 90+1′), Pachuca 3 (John Medina, 11′, Hirving Lozano, 23′, Luis Gonzalez, 88′)

Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 30,914 (57.2% capacity)

Next up:
Atlas-at America (4/29)
Pachuca-Cruz Azul (4/29)