Sunday, February 27, 2011
Isaac Acuna continued his red hot streak scoring a golazo for Gallos Blancos who drew with Cruz Azul while Jose Francisco Torres got in a full 90 in Pachuca's scoreless draw against San Luis.
Gallos Blancos 1 - 1 Cruz Azul
Isaac Acuna scored arguably the goal of the weekend in Mexico for Gallos Blancos who fought to a draw on Saturday with Cruz Azul at Estadio Corregidora.
Acuna started up front at forward and scored for the second game in a row for the hosts.
Unfortunately the California native was substituted out after just 31 minutes and watched the rest of the match on the bench.
Acuna's strike came in just the eighth minute of action when his run in the middle of the field ended with him unleashing an absolute bullet that flew into the back of the net from 30 meters out.
Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona was slow to react but it would have not mattered anyways as the American's right-footed shot was tailing away from Corona and into the top left corner of the net.
But Gallos Blancos did themselves no favors four minutes later when Raul Ferro was red-carded.
That helped Cruz Azul to equalize when Cesar Villaluz headed a pass to Isaac Romo who one-timed it in from just outside the area.
The hosts were then reduced to nine men five minutes after the break when Gabino Velasoc picked up a straight red, but Gallos Blancos were able to hold on in the end to secure the point.
Acuna will try to make it three goals in three games next week at Monterrey.
Pachuca 0 - 0 San Luis
Pachuca's offensive woes continued as Jose Francisco Torres went a full 90 for the Tuzos who drew with San Luis.
While Torres received another start for Pachuca, compatriot Herculez Gomez watched this one from the bench.
Pachuca was hoping that Saturday's match at Estadio Hidalgo would be the time that their attack would break out of its slump but the Potosinos' defense ensured that Pachuca's offensive misery would last at least another week.
One of the best opportunities of the game came in the 16th minute when the Tuzos thought that they had earned a penalty kick.
Torres played in a pass to Juan Guerra who was brought down in the San Luis area but the referee whistled for play to continued.
Each team had several good looks at goal but failed to capitalize much to the chagrin of their coaches.
Next week Torres and Gomez will try to kickstart the Pachuca attack when they visit lowly Estudiantes.
Neither Jonathan Bornstein nor Edgar Castillo saw the field for their respective clubs as Tigres drilled Puebla 3-0.
Daniel Antunez and Sammy Ochoa did not feature in Estudiantes' humiliating 5-1 loss at Pumas.