RECAP: WEEKEND MEXICAN ACTION
Jonathan Bornstein made his Mexican League debut for Tigres who took down Necaxa while Edgar Castillo and Puebla left San Luis with their tail between their legs after a stinging defeat.
Tigres 1 - 0 Necaxa
Jonathan Bornstein suited up for the first time ever in a Tigres uniform playing a half of action in their victory over visiting Necaxa at Estadio Universitario on Saturday.
Bornstein started in a defending midfielding position and played the first 45 minutes before yielding his spot to David Toldeo.
The US international had been nagged by a hamstring injury so it was not a surprise to see the former Chivas USA man take his place on the bench after the first half.
Bornstein did nearly come up with a goal in his debut however his shot in the 28th minute sailed wide of the left post.
The game's lone goal did not come until the 65th minute when a hand ball committed by Necaxa's Daniel Cervantes in the area was whistled giving Tigres a penalty kick.
Hector Mancilla cooly stepped forward and slotted the kick home.
The Tigres defense fended off any future threats from the Necaxa attack to seal the three points.
Bornstein and Tigres will next visit Mexico City to take on Club America on Sunday.
San Luis 3 - 0 Puebla
Edgar Castillo and Puebla left San Luis Potosi licking their wounds after a drubbing at the hands of San Luis.
Castillo started for Puebla and played the first 69 minutes before getting substituted for Orlando Rincon.
Saturday's match at Estadio Alfonso Lastras turned sour for the visitors in the 19th minute when Othoniel Arce scored with a wicked left-footed shot to put the Potosinos ahead.
Just two minutes after coming on for the hosts, Wilmer Aguirre scored to double the margin taking a long ball in stride and slotting home a shot in the 60th minute.
Seven minutes later it was Aguirre again who did the damage, this time drawing a foul in the Puebla area which was whistled for a penalty. Aguirre easily converted the penalty to cap off his day.
Castillo and Puebla will try to pick up the pieces when they return home next week to face Estudiantes on Saturday.
Neither Daniel Antunez nor Sammy Ochoa saw the field for Estudiantes who upset Apertura champions Monterrey 3-2.
Herculez Gomez was a 75th minute sub while Jose Francisco Torres was a 77th minute sub in Pachuca's 0-0 draw with Toluca.