The America of Uruguayan striker Jonathan “Cabecita” Rodríguez signed his eighth consecutive win on Tuesday with a 3-0 win over San Luis, which ratified the team in first place in the Apertura of Mexican soccer.
The “Cabecita” signed his sixth goal, the Chilean Diego Valdés, his fourth and the Mexican Henry Martín, his eighth to remain as the tournament’s leading scorer, in a duel in which the Eagles went from less to more and confirmed themselves as the best attack box.
San Luis stood up well in the Azteca stadium, but lacked forcefulness, with errors in the definition of the Uruguayans Abel Hernández and Facundo Waller.
In minute 45, “Cabecita” accepted a pass from Valdés, shook the defense and made it 1-0 from the right, after which San Luis was eliminated from the field.
Valdés scored with his left foot in minute 54 and Martín, with a right foot to a pass from Alejandro Zendejas, in minute 56, to confirm the good performance of the Águilas led by Argentine coach Fernando Ortiz, who were able to score a fourth goal, but Martín missed a penalty in the 89.
América reached nine victories, with one draw, three defeats and 28 points, the same as Monterrey, which it leads by better goal difference.
In Monterrey, Argentina’s Germán Berterame gave Rayados a 3-2 win over Cruz Azul to confirm second place.
Berterame converted from the right to a pass from Uruguayan Rodrigo Aguirre and broke a 2-2 tie. The Mexicans Jesús Gallardo and Luis Romo had scored for the Rayados, while Cruz Azul tied with goals from the Argentine Carlos Rotondi and the Mexican Uriel Antuna.
Cruz Azul is fifteenth with 12 points and the worst defense in the championship, with 31 goals conceded.
A while before, Santos Laguna had a 3-1 lead over Necaxa and León, 1-0 over Juárez FC.
Santos rose to third place in the standings with goals from Argentines Juan Brunetta and Leonardo Suárez and Mexican Diego Medina, while Mexican Alexis Peña did it for Necaxa.
The Argentine Lucas Di Yorio scored his sixth goal of the championship and gave victory to León, who jumped from fourteenth to tenth place in the table.
The thirteenth day will continue Wednesday. Pachuca will visit Puebla, Toluca will visit Tigres UANL, Atlas will visit Mazatlán, Querétaro will visit Pumas UNAM and Guadalajara will visit Xolos de Tijuana.
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