The Mazatlan FC of the Argentine coach Gabriel Caballero beat Puebla this Friday 2-1 and climbed to eleventh place that gives him a ticket to the playoffs of the Closing tournament 2022 of Mexican soccer. On the seventeenth day, the last of the regular phase of the Clausura, Oswaldo Alanís and Marco Fabián scored for Mazatlán, while the Chilean Pablo Parra discounted for Puebla, which occupies third place in the table, with which he would pass direct to the quarterfinals.
The first part had few offensive actions. In the 13th minute, Iván Moreno, from the right, put a serve into the area that Brian Rubio, with his chest, finished off on goal where Paraguayan goalkeeper Antony Silva saved the goal from him. In minute 20, Daniel Aguilar leaked a ball to Venezuelan Fernando Aristeguieta, who shot powerfully, but Uruguayan goalkeeper Nicolás Vikonis saved.
Mazatlán came out determined in the second half to sentence the match. In minute 47, Marco Fabián took a corner kick from the right that Alanis, with his head, made it 1-0. After that, Aristeguieta committed a hand and gave Mazatlán a penalty, which Marco Fabian became 2-0 in 57.
Silva once again saved his door at 67 by rejecting a shot from Moreno that threatened to go into his left squad. Later, Puebla discounted at 90+2 when Paul Parra he scored a penalty at the left post by Nicolás Vikonis to make it 2-1.
Two hours before, Chivas from Guadalajara signed their fourth victory in a row at defeat Necaxa 0-1 to climb to fifth place in the standings. On Saturday, Querétaro will host Juárez FC, champion Atlas will host Tigres UANL, Monterrey will host Tijuana and América will host Cruz Azul. The regular phase will end on Sunday with the duels Pumas UNAM-Pachuca, San Luis-Santos Laguna and León-Toluca.