MEXICO CITY (AP) — Chile’s Jean Meneses and Paraguay’s Carlos González scored first-half goals on Sunday as Toluca beat Atlético de San Luis 2-0 to claim their fourth consecutive victory in the Clausura tournament in Mexico .
Meneses opened the scoring in the 12th minute and González sealed victory with a 34th-minute score for the Red Devils.
Toluca, managed by Ignacio Ambriz, now have 18 points and on goal difference the Tigres have moved from second place in the table with three games to play for the ninth date, halfway through the regular schedule.
“The worst enemy will now be us believing that we are already well, that we are in the zone of the first four places. And I don’t think, the team can’t be satisfied, we have to be more and more demanding in training,” Ambriz said.
Toluca were runners-up in the previous tournament, the closest to breaking a title drought that dates back to the 2010 Clausura, when they lifted the tenth crown in their history.
The Red Devils are the third team with the most championships in Mexico, only surpassed by Chivas (12) and América (13).
San Luis extended its winless streak to four and remains with nine units, in eleventh place.
SANTOS REACTS WITH BRUNETTA’S DOUBLE
Argentinian Juan Brunetta scored twice as Santos won 3-2 against Puebla.
Brunetta scored at 45 and 52 minutes and Colombian Harold Preciado added a goal at 3 for the Guerreros, who are winless in their last five games.
Now Santos has 12 points, with which he sits seventh with two games left on the ninth date.
Puebla lost their sixth league game and remain at seven points, in 16th position in the standings.
AWAKE THE XOLOS
Argentines Lisandro López and Alexis Canelo scored in four minutes of the first half as Tijuana cruised to a 2-0 win over champions Pachuca.
López opened the scoring at 26 and Canelo sealed the win with 30 minutes for the Xolos, who play on the country’s northern border.
Tijuana, led by Miguel Herrera, broke a two-game losing streak and racked up 10 points, moving him to 12th position, giving him the last ticket to the championship.
Los Tuzos, defending champions, remain with 16 units and occupy sixth place in the table.