In the battle of the lions-sort of-tonight, Pumas hosted Leon in their Week 10 make-up game, and in a surprising result, Pumas gave new head coach David Patino his first win in his second game, by a 2-0 margin that snaps Leon’s 5-game winning streak. Abraham Gonzalez scored the first Pumas goal in the 32nd minute and Alan Acosta added the insurance goal in the 84th minute. While it may be too late to save Pumas’ season in terms of making the playoffs, it at least gets them out of last place for now and also ends their 8-game winless skid on tops of those 3 very important standings points. Good timing because another skid might be on the way this weekend as their next visitor is Monterrey.
Goals-Abraham Gonzalez (Pumas, 32′, 2nd of tournament), Alan Acosta (Pumas, 84′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Pumas 4, Leon 2
Amarillas-Pumas 2 (Gonzalez, 62′, Josecarlos Van Rankin, 85′), Leon 1 (Alexander Mejia, 21′)
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 10,100 (20.9% capacity)
Leon-at Morelia (10/20)