Pachuca remained perfect at home and got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Pumas UNAM. 17-year-old Juan José Calero, son of Tuzo legend Miguel Calero, scored a brace en route to the victory, which ended Pumas’ unbeaten start to the season.
Pachuca got the game off to a perfect start with a goal from José Ramírez in just the 3rd minute of the match. Franco Jara played a great ball to the young striker, who beat Alejandro Palacios to make it 1-0.
The universitarios struggled to react after falling behind early and Pachuca looked the better team for most of the game. However, it wasn’t until the insertion of Calero in the 66th minute that the hosts were able to add to the lead.
The substitution paid immediate dividends, as Calero promptly scored his first goal in the first division in the 67th minute with a shot from the edge of the box to make it 2-0.
He then completed his brace in the 75th minute when he finished off a rebound given up by “Pikolín” off a shot from Hirving Lozano to give Pachuca the 3-0 lead.
Calero also drew a penalty kick for the Tuzos in the 85th minute after he was fouled in the box by Luis Fernando Fuentes. However, Palacios saved the PK attempt by Jonathan Urretaviscaya – his third penalty save of the season – to prevent Pachuca from running the score up further.
With the 3-0 win, Pachuca reaches 12 points while Pumas remain on eight.
Pachuca: Óscar Pérez, Emmanuel García, Omar González, Óscar Murillo, Joaquín Martínez (Erick Gutiérrez 62′), Víctor Guzmán, John Stefan Medina, Jorge Hernández, José Ramírez (Hirving Lozano 61′), Wilson Morelo (Juan José Calero 66′), Jonathan Urretaviscaya.
Pumas: Alejandro Palacios, Marcelo Alatorre, Alejandro Castro, Darío Verón, Luis Fernando Fuentes, Abraham González, Javier Cortés, Pablo Barrera (Josécarlos van Rankin 75′), Matías Britos, Jesús Gallardo (Saúl Berjón 51′), Eduardo Herrera (Fidel Martínez 61′).