Venezuelan Fernando Aristeguieta scored three goals to guide Puebla to a 1-3 victory over Cruz Azul with which the team jumped to first place in the Clausura of Mexican soccer.
At the Azteca stadium, the Puebla of Paraguayan goalkeeper Antony Silva imposed conditions on Aristeguieta’s best match in Mexican soccer.
Puebla took advantage with a left-footed goal from the Venezuelan in an error by goalkeeper Sebastián Jurado, in the 7th minute. Cruz Azul equalized in the 9th minute with a header from the Paraguayan Juan Escobar, but Aristeguieta put the team on his shoulder, scored with a left foot in minute 43 and with a header in minute 78 to seal the final 1-3.
Despite being one of the lowest budget teams in the league, Puebla reached six wins, three draws and 21 points, two more than Pachuca and four more than Tigres UANL; the Blues followed in fifth place with 14 points.
In another match, the Chivas de Guadalajara took fresh breath by beating Santos Laguna 1-0 with a goal from José Juan Macías.
A while before, Argentine Rogelio Funes Mori converted the goal with which Celso Ortíz’s Rayados de Monterrey beat Richard Sánchez and Bruno Valdez’s América 2-1, which sank in last place.
The day began this Friday when the Brazilian Camilo Sanvezzo gave Toluca a 0-1 victory over Necaxa and León beat Juárez FC by the same margin with a goal from Elías Hernández.
The black of the weekend happened yesterday when Querétaro-Atlas was suspended due to violence from the fans, who extended a fight that started in the stands onto the field, viciously beat defenseless people and forced the players to take refuge in their locker rooms, which which the league and local government are investigating.