León extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-1 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps Morelia winless in five, with four losses in that span, and will keep them at the bottom of the relegation standings for at least another week.
The first half was an even affair, with neither team able to make their mark on the game. Then, in stoppage time, Miguel Ángel Sansores was called for a handball in the box and referee José Peñaloza pointed to the penalty spot.
Mauro Boselli took the spot kick and converted it to give León the 1-0 lead.
The goal on the brink of halftime shook the visitors’ concentration and they conceded again as soon as the second half began. In the 46th minute, Germán Cano received a through ball, got into the box, and sent his shot into the net to make it 2-0.
Just three minutes later, León scored again. Efraín Velarde drove down the left wing, got around his defender, and sent his left-footed shot past Carlos Felipe Rodríguez to make it 3-0 and essentially put the game to bed.
The hosts controlled the ball and the game and they created chances to run the score up even further. Morelia, whose position in the relegation standings is becoming increasingly uncomfortable, did their best to mount a comeback but the best they could manage was a consolation goal from Sansores in the 84th minute.
With the 3-1 win, León reaches 21 points while Morelia remains on 16.
León: William Yarbrough, Fernando Navarro, Diego Novaretti, Guillermo Burdisso (Juan González 62′), Efraín Velarde, Maximiliano Moralez (Aldo Rocha 78′), Leonel López, Alexander Mejía, Luis Montes, Mauro Boselli, Germán Cano (Andrés Andrade 68′).
Morelia: Carlos Rodríguez, Enrique Pérez, Sebastián Vegas, Emanuel Loeschbor, Carlos Morales, Cristian Penilla, Rodrigo Millar (Luis Gabriel Rey 73′), Diego Valdés (Miguel Ángel Sansores 34′), David Cabrera, Jefferson Cuero (Juan Pablo Rodríguez 53′), Raúl Ruidíaz.