Apertura 2017 Week 3 Results: Veracruz 2, Puebla 0

In the week’s final matchup, which was also the least-interesting game because it featured a pair of bottom-dwellers, Veracruz took advantage of Atlas’ earlier loss to gain back some key ground in the early demotion race with a 2-0 win at home over Puebla. Adrian Luna scored Veracruz’ first goal with a PERFECT free kick in the 9th minute, putting it in at such an angle that it absolutely froze the goalie on his feet! Cristian Menendez added the second goal before halftime. The only item of note in the second half was Puebla’s Pablo Caceres spoiling a near-clean weekend with a Rojas! HE GONE! 2 Amarillas kept us from seeing no red this weekend.

Game Stats:
Goals-Adrian Luna (Veracruz, 9′, 1st of tournament), Cristian Menendez (Veracruz, 41′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Veracruz 1
Corner Kicks-Veracruz 2, Puebla 1
Amarillas-Puebla 3 (Pablo Caceres 2, 6′, 58′, Alonso Zamora, 42′)
Rojas-Puebla 1 (Caceres, 58′)

Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 14,364 (50% capacity)

Next up:
Veracruz-at Santos (8/13)
Puebla-Tijuana (8/11)

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