Apertura 2017 Week 3 Results: America 2, Pumas 1

In the bi-annual edition of the “Clasico Capitalisto”, America picked up it’s second straight win of the tournament in a dominating 2-1 win at home over Pumas. Oribe Peralta opened the scoring with his first of the year in the 20th minute, then Nicolas Castillo pulled Pumas even in the 33rd minute. After that it was all America-although Silvio Romero failed on a PENAL! right before halftime, Cecelio Dominguez made up for it by converting his own PENAL! in the 79th minute. The game was plenty physical too with 8 Amarillas between the teams. America also welcomed back Pablo Aguilar today, he made his season debut after sitting out a 10-game suspension that was reduced from 1 year on appeal.

Game Stats:
Goals-Oribe Peralta (America, 20′, 1st of tournament), Nicolas Castillo (Pumas, 33′, 2nd of tournament), Cecelio Dominguez (America, 79′, 3rd of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-America 3
Corner Kicks-America 6, Pumas 5
Amarillas-Pumas 5 (Josecarlos Van Rankin, 6′, Mauro Formica, 13′, Castillo, 50′, Luis Quintana, 70′, Joffre Guerron, 78′), America 3 (Pablo Aguilar, 10′, Dominguez, 18′, Edson Alvarez, 19′)

Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 45, 256 (59.5% capacity)

Next up:
America-at Atlas (8/11)
Pumas-Lobos (8/11)