Veracruz remained perfect at home in the Clausura 2017 with a 2-0 victory against Jaguares de Chiapas. The loss ends Jaguares’ two-game winning streak and leaves them just one point ahead of Veracruz in the relegation standings.
The Tiburones Rojos started the game off well and quickly began to generate goalscoring chances. Freddy Hinestroza sent in a good cross for Eduardo Herrera, but his header went just wide.
Then, Herrera found himself one-on-one with Moisés Muñoz after a defense error, but “Lalo” once again couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity.
For Jaguares, Jonathan Fabbro had a chance in the 10th minute but his low shot was off-target. Later, Mateus Goncalves drove into the box but was stopped by the goalkeeper.
Shortly before halftime, Veracruz took the lead. Hinestroza’s low cross was stopped by Muñoz, but the goalkeeper spilled the ball and Herrera pounced to make it 1-0 in the 38th minute.
In the second half, the Tiburones Rojos looked to seal the victory with a second goal, but the final touch was lacking. Jaguares began to see more of the ball, but they were unable to generate any penetrating attacks.
Then, in the 82nd minute, Kristian Álvarez put the game to bed when he was left completely unmarked to make it 2-0 with his header.
With the 2-0 win, Veracruz reaches nine points while Jaguares remain on six.
Veracruz: Édgar Melitón Hernández, Marcelo Alatorre, Kristian Álvarez, Leobardo López, Antonio Briseño, Freddy Hinestroza (Martín Bravo 54′), Cristian Pellerano, Egidio Arévalo, Ángel Reyna, Daniel Villalva (Adrián Luna 71′), Eduardo Herrera (Luis Martínez 89′).
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Félix Micolta, Juan Patiño, Félix Araujo, Brayan Angulo, Luis Mendoza (Marcelo Estigarribia 51′), Lucas Silva, Jonathan Fabbro, Dieter Villalpando, Mateus Goncalves (Christian Bermúdez 63′), Vanderley Dias (Enrique Esqueda 54′).