Pachuca, with the Argentines Gustavo Cabral, Sergio Barreto and Lucas Di Yorio, beat Tijuana as a visitor by 3 to 2 in one of the three games that began the 17th date of the Apertura tournament of the first division of soccer in Mexico, the last of the regular phase that América was awarded.
The match was played at the Caliente stadium in the city of Tijuana and Pachuca’s goals were scored by Mexican Erick Sánchez, the great figure of the night by scoring a hat-trick.
Tijuana, which had three Argentines, Alejandro Martínez, Lucas Rodríguez and Domingo Blanco, scored through the Mexicans Fernando Madrigal and Kevin Castañeda.
For its part, Mazatlán beat Toluca at home 1-0 with a goal scored by Ecuadorian Jefferson Intriago.
In Mazatlán the Argentine Facundo Almada played, while for Toluca his compatriot Tomás “Toto” Belmonte played.
In the remaining match Atlas and Necaxa tied 0-0 in Guadalajara.
In Atlas, Argentine Mateo García was expelled and Peruvian Anderson Santamaría was also sent off, while defender Hugo Nervo started, while Ezequiel Unsain, former Defensa y Justicia, saved for Necaxa.
The positions of the Apertura tournament in Mexico are as follows:
America 39 points; Monterrey 32; Tigres UANL 29; Chivas de Guadalajara 27; Pumas UNAM 25; Atlético San Luis 23; Mazatlán, Puebla and Pachuca 22; Toluca 21; León, Tijuana and Santos Laguna 20; Juárez and Querétaro 18; Cruz Azul and Atlas 17; Necaxa 15.
. The top six in the standings will advance to the quarterfinals of the Liguilla that will define the champion.
. Meanwhile, the seventh to the tenth will play a qualifying round to complete the eight teams that will play in the quarterfinals.
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