The game was not without its chances, however, as the two teams combined for 22 shots. Puebla had the first good chance of the night in just the fourth minute, when Alexis Canelo nearly beat Agustín Marchesín with his powerful shot.
América responded with some good play by Cecilio Domínguez, who took the ball towards the endline before pulling it back for Oribe Peralta, but “el Cepillo” couldn’t finish off the opportunity. Peralta had another chance in the 26th minute, but Cristian Campestrini was able to make the save.
Then, at the other end, Francisco Acuña tried his luck with a header, but Marchesín sent the ball out for a corner kick as the half finished goalless.
In the second half, Gabriel Esparza came within inches of giving the visitors the lead, but his shot from distance hit the crossbar. Then, Canelo went one-on-one with Marchesín, but the goalkeeper came out on top.
The game finished 0-0 with the crowd booing the home team and chanting “Fuera La Volpe” (La Volpe out).
With the 0-0 draw, América reaches seven points while Puebla reaches three.
América: Agustín Marchesín, Bruno Valdez (Javier Güemez 50′), Gil Burón (Carlos Darwin Quintero 46′), Paolo Goltz, Pablo Aguilar, Miguel Ángel Samudio, Renato Ibarra, William da Silva (Silvio Romero 74′), José Daniel Guerrero, Oribe Peralta, Cecilio Domínguez.
Puebla: Cristian Campestrini, Claudio Pérez, Robert Herrera, Édgar Dueñas, Carlos Gutiérrez, Francisco Acuña, Pablo Míguez, David Toledo, Gabriel Esparza, Alexis Canelo (Jerónimo Amione 86′), Álvaro Navarro (Francisco Torres 69′).