Atlas continued it’s recent surge that has taken them all the way into the playoffs, moving up to 3rd in the standings last night with a 2-1 win at America. Leiton Jimenez headed in the first goal of the game in the 3rd minute, then Gustavo Alustiza scored his co-league-leading 8th of the half in the 15th minute for a quick 2-0 advantage. Oribe Peralta tried again to save America with a PENAL! in the 87th minute, but they would get no closer as they failed to lock up a playoff spot but did get Paul Aguilar back from a lengthy injury absence. The win gets Atlas into the playoffs and they still have a chance to finish in 1st but will be no lower than 7th.
Goals-Leiton Jimenez (Atlas, 3′, 1st of tournament), Gustavo Alustica (Atlas, 15′, 8th of tournament), Oribe Peralta (America, 87′, 7th of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-America 5, Atlas 2
Corner kicks-America 16, Atlas 7
Amarillas-America 3 (Paul Aguilar, 43′, Peralta, 60′, Edson Alvarez, 82′), Atlas 1 (Miguel Fraga, 89′)
Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 37,942 (49.9% capacity)