Tijuana moved back into first in the table with a 1-2 away win against Santos Laguna. It was a second consecutive win for the Xolos, who remain unbeaten in nine. As for Santos, the Guerreros have now lost two in a row.
It was a set piece that gave Tijuana the lead just before the half-hour mark. A foul by Mauricio Cuero gave the Xolos a free kick in a dangerous spot, and Dayro Moreno’s service was finished off by Guido Rodríguez to make it 0-1 in the 29th minute.
Santos woke up after that goal and Bryan Rabello nearly tied it up in the 38th minute. However, with Federico Vilar beaten, his shot hit the post and rebounded away. But soon after that, Carlos Izquierdoz finished off a low cross from Freddy Hinestroza to make it 1-1 before halftime.
In the second half, Tijuana retook the lead. In the 62nd minute, Gabriel Hauche sent a cross into the box, Milton Caraglio nodded it on, and Avilés Hurtado headed it home to make it 1-2.
The hosts kept looking for an equalizer, and they came as close as hitting the woodwork again, this time through Mauricio Cuero, but a second goal would not come.
With the 1-2 win, Tijuana reaches 24 points while Santos remains on eight.
Santos: Agustín Marchesín, Juan Caicedo, Jorge Sánchez, Carlos Izquierdoz, Jorge Flores, Jesús Molina, Ulises Rivas (Djaniny Tavares 73′), Mauricio Cuero, Bryan Rabello (Walter Sandoval 65′), Freddy Hinestroza (Martin Bravo 55′), Jonathan Rodríguez.
Tijuana: Federico Vilar, Michael Orozco, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Víctor Aguilera (Yasser Corona 73′), Damián Pérez, Gabriel Hauche (Paul Arriola 82′), Guido Rodríguez, Kevin Gutiérrez, Avilés Hurtado (Juan Carlos Núñez 79′), Milton Caraglio, Dayro Moreno.