Pachuca defeated Tigres 2-1 on the weekend on a goal by Daniel Ludueña from midfield and is now tied with Leon for the Liga MX lead slot in the second week of Mexico's Apertura 2013 soccer tourney.
Ludueña recovered the ball in his territory just at midfield and from there launched a high shot that went over the head of goalie Palos and hit the twine in the 48th minute of the match being played in the Hidalgo stadium.
The tally broke the 1-1 tie that had prevailed after Pachuca's Miguel Herrera scored in the 17th minute and Jesus Dueñas answered back for Tigres in the 36th minute.
The win gives Pachuca its second victory so far in the Apertura phase of the season and puts the team in the leadership niche with Leon, immediately followed by Veracruz but with a four-way tie for third place.
Mexican forward Angel Reyna was the star of Veracruz's win in Atlante's home stadium on Saturday with three goals in the 18th, 41st and 71st minutes, and Colombian Christian Marrugo added one more in the 4-2 drubbing.
Angel Sepulveda and Alberto Garcia scored for Atlante in the 2nd and 46th minutes and the team now has two losses so far.
Argentina's Matias Alustiza scored Puebla's lone goal in the 79th minute against Monterrey but five minutes into extra time Dorlan Pabon answered back for the home team and salvaged a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Leon defeated Atlas 2-1 on goals by Mauro Boselli and Carlos Peña Rodriguez after Flavio Santos had scored for the visitors 5 minutes into the match. And Chiapas and Guadalajara battled to a 1-1 draw with Angel Zaldivar snatching the win from Chiapas with a goal in extra time.
On Friday, Toluca and Morelia had battled to a 4-3 result, with Jefferson Montero scoring all three goals for the losing squad. And Santos defeated Cruz Azul 3-2, also on Friday, with Oribe Peralta Morones scoring two of the team's three tallies.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Queretaro blanked the UNAM Pumas 3-0 with Wilberto Cosme scoring two of the goals and Esteban Paredes the third. EFE