WOODY BAUM - Sunday, September 12, 2010
Marco Vidal got the start for Pachuca but they were still unable to break through settling for a draw with Chivas while Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes went to the Yucatan and defeated Atlante.
Pachuca 1 – 1 Chivas
Pachuca were unable to take advantage of playing at home as they tied Chivas at home on Saturday night.
It was an important game for Pachuca who are on a long winless streak.
Chivas took the lead in the 40th minute when Patricio Araujo scored from a shot outside the area in what should have been stopped by Pachuca goalkeeper Miguel Calero.
At the half, Jose Francisco Torres, who started, was taken off in favor of more offensive options, and Pachuca quickly tied the game in the 57th minute when Francisco Arizala connected on a header from a free kick by Juan Carlos Rojas.
With the score tied, Pachuca continued to look for the win and Herculez Gomez entered in the 85th minute to give Pachuca another offensive option.
The Tuzos almost took the lead in the 94th minute when Calero, who entered the Chivas area in a last minute attempt, cleanly connected on a header only to see it go just wide.
Marco Vidal started and played 90 minutes in his first return to the field after having been left off the lineup in the past several games.
Pachuca's winless streak continues, which they will attempt to break next week when they visit San Luis.
Atlante 0 – 1 Estudiantes
Estudiantes took an important road victory against fellow relegation threatened Atlante on Sunday in Cancun in what was the debut for Estudiantes' new head coach Eduardo Acevedo.
It was a game marked by errors by both teams who failed to convert penalty kicks.
First it was Johan Fano who missed a penalty kick in the 19th minute.
In the 86th minute, Estudiantes took the scored the only goal of the game when Fredy Bareiro controlled the ball in the area, and played it back to Alberto Ramirez who converted the easy opportunity.
Estudiantes had the opportunity to double their lead in the 89th minute with a penalty kick, but Mauro Cejas was unable to take advantage.
Sammy Ochoa started and played 45 minutes in the effort which should help to remove Estudiantes from the relegation battle.
Estudiantes will host Pumas next Friday.
Edgar Castillo did not play in San Luis' victory over Pumas.