A stoppage-time goal spoiled José Saturnino Cardozo’s debut as coach of Puebla, with Atlas snatching a last-minute 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos winless this season, while Atlas remains unbeaten in two.
Puebla started the game off better and they enjoyed more possession. They found their first good chance of the game in the 13th minute, when David Toledo tried his luck from outside the box, but Óscar Ustari was alert to the danger and knocked the shot out for a corner kick.
Atlas tried to react but they were unable to keep the ball and so were unable to generate any rhythm. But Puebla was lacking the final touch and the game remained goalless going into halftime.
In the second half, the hosts continued to look better but with no end product to show for it. In the 68th minute, Leitón Jiménez was called for a foul in the box on Francisco Acuña, with referee José Alfredo Peñaloza pointing to the penalty spot. But even that was not enough for Puebla to open the scoring, as Ustari saved the spot kick attempt from Alexis Canelo.
With time running out, the hosts finally put the ball into the net, with Acuña pouncing on a rebound in the box to make it 1-0 in the 88th minute with his volley. It looked like Puebla’s persistence had paid off, but deep in stoppage time an error by Cristian Campestrini allowed Martín Barragán to head home the equalizer.
With the 1-1 draw, Puebla reaches two points while Atlas reaches seven.
Puebla: Cristian Campestrini, Robert Herrera, Carlos Gutiérrez, Édgar Dueñas, Pablo Míguez, Francisco Acuña, David Toledo (Patricio Araujo 89′), Francisco Torres (Alexis Canelo 68′), Carlos Orrantía, Álvaro Navarro, Gabriel Esparza (Jerónimo Amione 85′).
Atlas: Óscar Ustari, Leiton Jiménez, Rafael Márquez, Daniel Arreola, José Madueña, Javier Salas, Luis Reyes, Bryan Garnica, Fidel Martínez (Martín Barragán 60′), Jahir Barraza (Daniel Álvarez 56′), Matías Alustiza (Clifford Aboagye 74′).