KENYA BROWN - Monday, April 23, 2018
William Yarbrough and Leon shared the points with Rubio Rubin and Tijuana as the battle to claim a playoff spot in Liga MX's Liguilla becomes even tighter.
Club Leon 1-1 Club Tijuana
A late second-half goal from Leon's Elias Hernandez was canceled out minutes later by a strike from Miller Bolanos for Tijuana as both teams shared the spoils at Estadio Leon.
Yarbrough was between the sticks for Leon while Landon Donovan watched all the action from the bench. On the other side, Rubio Rubin came off the bench for Los Xolos while Michael Orozco and Alejandro Guido were spectators.
The game looked like it was going to end scoreless as both teams failed to find the back of the net in the first half and much of the second. That all changed in the 82nd minute when Hernandez buried his free kick from just outside the area to give Leon the lead. It was a low strike that went under the Tijuana wall and beyond the reach of goalkeeper Manuel Lajud.
It did not take long for the visitors to find the equalizer as they charged down to Leon's end before Bolanos took a crack from distance that Yarbrough could not stop even he was on top of his game.
The result leaves Tijuana clinging to a playoff spot as they sit in eighth place in the standings with 22 points while Leon dropped to 13th place with 19 points. These two teams will certainly be fighting tooth and nail until the end of the Clausura.
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Joe Corona came off the bench for America in their 3-1 loss to Puebla.
Ventura Alvarado, Jose Torres, Lalo Fernandez watched from the bench for their respective teams as Necaxa and Tigres UANL played to a 1-1 tie.