Monarcas Morelia suffered a second consecutive loss – and their first home loss of the season – with a 0-2 defeat to América. The result extends the Águilas’ winning streak to two games while leaving Morelia at the foot of the relegation standings.
Morelia came out looking for a win to give them a little breathing room in the relegation fight, and they had the best chance of the first half when Carlos Morales forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín with his shot towards the upper corner.
But in the second half, América took the lead. Substitute Carlos Darwin Quintero saw his shot deflected by Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, but the loose ball was still goal-bound and Cecilio Domínguez bundled it over the line. The Águilas had the 0-1 lead in the 68th minute.
After the goal, América threw numbers forward as they exploited the space Morelia was forced to leave in the back as they desperately sought an equalizer. Rodríguez was kept busy in goal, and although he made several saves, the visitors’ pressure paid off in the 82nd minute.
Quintero once again created the danger as he drove into the box and filtered the ball through the defense for Edson Álvarez, who calmly finished it off to make it 0-2.
With the 0-2 win, América reaches six points while Morelia remains on five.
Morelia: Carlos Felipe Rodríguez, Enrique Pérez, Gabriel Achilier, Facundo Erpen, Carlos Morales, Diego Valdés (Luis Gabriel Rey 60′), Andy Polo, Juan Rodríguez (Mario Osuna 60′), Aldo Rocha (Jorge Zárate 72′), Rodolfo Vilchis, Raúl Ruidíaz.
América: Agustín Marchesín, Bruno Valdez, José Daniel Guerrero, Paolo Goltz, Pablo Aguilar, Miguel Ángel Samúdio, Renato Ibarra, William da Silva, Silvio Romero (Edson Álvarez 75′), Cecilio Domínguez (Carlos Rosel 84′), Oribe Peralta (Carlos Darwin Quintero 62′).