Jaguares de Chiapas beat América 2-0 on Tuesday night in this rescheduled Jornada 1 match. Moisés Muñoz posted a shutout against his former team and a pair of second-half goals gave the hosts their third win of the season, and with it a bit more breathing room in the relegation fight.
Jaguares started the game off better and they used the speed of Franco Arizala and Luis Mendoza to stretch América’s defense. But the Águilas ultimately defended well and then began to create chances of their own, coming closest through a shot from William da Silva.
Cecilio Domínguez and Oribe Peralta were also active for the visitors, while Jonathan Fabbro nearly gave Jaguares the lead before halftime with a powerful shot from the edge of the box.
In the second half, Jaguares used quick passing to move through América’s defense, and in the 63rd minute they found the breakthrough. Arizala connected with Fabbro, who sent the ball past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
América immediately began looking for a response and they came close but they could not get past Muñoz.
Instead, in stoppage time, Jaguares put the game definitively out of reach. Marcelo Estigarribia showed off some individual skill as he drove into the box from the left wing and beat Marchesín from a narrow angle to make it 2-0 in the 92nd minute.
With the 2-0 win, Jaguares reach nine points while América stays at six.
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Brayan Angulo, Félix Araujo, Juan Patiño, Félix Micolta (Christian Bermúdez 51′), Dieter Villalpando (Mateus Goncalves 54′), Luis Mendoza, Jonathan Fabbro, Marcelo Estigarribia, Lucas Silva, Franco Arizala (Julio Nava 71′).
América: Agustín Marchesín, Paolo Goltz, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Pablo Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, William da Silva, José Daniel Guerrero (Manuel Pérez 68′), Renato Ibarra (Carlos Rosel 83′), Silvio Romero (Carlos Darwin Quintero 57′), Cecilio Domínguez, Oribe Peralta.