The reigning champions snapped a two-game losing streak with their 3-1 victory.
Reyes, Herrera and Quiñones scored for the locals, who placed fourteenth
Colombian Julián Quiñones scored his second goal of the Opening of Mexican soccer to complete the triumph of Atlas, 3-1 over Queretaro, at the start of the seventh day of the championship. The Mexicans Luis Reyes, Ozziel Herrera and Quiñones decided the victory of the champion Atlas, who stopped a streak of three consecutive losses, while the Mexican Ángel Sepúlveda scored for the Gallos.
The duel began with tension, five months after the fans of both teams became entangled in a massive fight, but the focus was on the grass. Atlas started uphill; in minute 33 he suffered the expulsion by Argentine defender Hugo Nervo and two minutes later he found himself under the scoreboard with a header from Sepulveda to pass of the Argentine Gabriel Rojas.
Atlas fought but it was hard for him to break the defense of the Roosters until in minute 64, three minutes after the expulsion of Omar Mendozafrom Querétaro, the locals equalized with a well-taken penalty by Louis Reyes. The Rojinegros were better coupled in the attack and in minute 69 they went ahead with a goal from blacksmith to a pass from Jéremy Márquez, amplified in the 84th minute with a goal from Quinoneswith the right from inside the area, in an assist from Jesús Ocejo.
Atlas climbed to fourteenth place with two wins, one draw, four setbacks and seven points, five more than Querétaro, located in the last seat.
The event will continue this Friday. Chivas de Guadalajara, fifteenth in the table, will try to get out of their losing streak, against Mazatlán, penultimate in the standings. On Saturday Monterrey will receive León in search of three points to jump to first place and Cruz Azul will visit Santos Laguna and on Sunday the leader Tigres UANL will play at the Pachuca stadium, the sub-leader Toluca will receive the Xolos from Tijuana, San Luis to Necaxa and America to Juárez FC. The Puebla-Pumas UNAM meeting was postponed for next September 23.