Pachuca remained unbeaten at home in the Apertura 2016 with a 2-0 victory over Querétaro on Saturday night. The loss is a second consecutive one for the Gallos Blancos, who remain winless on the road this season.
The Tuzos, who haven’t lost at home in league play since November 2015, looked the better side from the beginning. They controlled the ball and created good opportunities to score, with Franco Jara and Hirving Lozano looking particularly dangerous.
In the 36th minute, Víctor Milke was called for a foul on Lozano in the box, and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Jara stepped up to take the spot kick, and he converted it to give Pachuca the 1-0 lead.
Querétaro struggled to react after falling being and the balance of play continued to favor the Tuzos.
The hosts put the game away in the 72nd minute, when Lozano finished off a play that had started with goalkeeper Óscar Pérez, sending his powerful shot from distance into the back of the net to make it 2-0.
Then, in stoppage time, Fernando Hernández once again pointed to the penalty spot, this time for a foul by Jaime Gómez on Lozano. Jara stepped up once again, but this time he sent the PK against the crossbar to prevent Pachuca from adding to their lead.
With the 2-0 win, Pachuca reaches 20 points while Querétaro remains on 12.
Pachuca: Óscar Pérez, Raúl López, Omar González, Óscar Murillo, Emmanuel García, Víctor Guzmán (Erick Aguirre 86′), Jorge Hernández, Erick Gutiérrez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Rubén Botta 89′), Franco Jara, Hirving Lozano (José Joaquín Esquivel 91′).
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Jaime Gómez, Víctor Milke, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Jonathan Bornstein, Luis Noriega, Nery Domínguez (Armando Zamorano 60′), Neri Cardozo (Patricio Rubio 46′), Ángel Sepúlveda, Camilo Sanvezzo, Édgar Benítez (Yerson Candelo 59′).