Guadalajara remains undefeated and tops the resumption of the Mexican soccer tournament


MEXICO CITY, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Guadalajara, the most popular club in Mexican football, established themselves as unbeaten leaders of the Apertura tournament on Friday after drawing 1-1 at Bravos de Ciudad Juárez when the competition resumed as a guest -Draw gave .

The local tournament has been suspended for a month due to the Leagues Cup, a competition between Mexican and MLS clubs in the US, the final of which will be played between Inter Miami and Nashville on Saturday.

The game also marked the return of referee Fernando Hernández after suspending a player for 12 games for assault.

With the draw on the fourth match day, the “Chivas” from Guadalajara reached 10 points at the top of the table after three wins and one draw.

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In the game at the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez, Alexis Vega gave Guadalajara the lead in the 21st minute when he scored without scoring after goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera saved a Roberto Alvarado shot.

The home side almost equalized after 52 minutes with a shot from Sebastián Saucedo, but the ball bounced off the bar.

Towards the end, Bravos de Ciudad Juárez leveled the game with a penalty by Colombian Avilés Hurtado in the 84th minute.

In Friday’s other games, León defeated Mazatlán 2-1 with goals from Ecuador’s Ángel Mena and Uruguay’s Federico Viñas, while Côte d’Ivoire’s Ake Loba scored for the losing team.

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Atletico de San Luis defeated Puebla 2-1 away with goals from Argentinian Mateo Klimowicz and Brazilian Vitor Ferreira “Vitinho” For Puebla, he disregarded Guillermo Martinez.

Meanwhile, Pumas UNAM and Toluca drew 1-1 with goals from César Huerta and Juan Pablo Domínguez respectively.

The day will conclude on Sunday with the Cruz Azul-Santos Laguna, Querétaro-Pachuca, Atlas-América and Necaxa-Tigres UANL games.

The Monterrey-Tijuana game is being postponed as the Monterrey “Rayados” will play the League Cup third-place game against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.


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