Atlas ended their three-game winless streak in emphatic fashion with a 1-4 away win against Querétaro. The result is a second straight loss for the Gallos Blancos and their third loss in their last four games.
The visitors took the lead early on, with Martín Barragán heading home a cross from Matías Alustiza to put Atlas in front in the 12th minute. Before Querétaro could react to falling behind, Alustiza got on the score sheet himself as he made it 0-2 for the Rojinegros in the 17th minute.
Querétaro made two halftime substitutions as Jaime Lozano looked to get his side back into the game, but the changes didn’t pay off for the Gallos Blancos.
Instead, in the 53rd minute, Barragán finished off his brace with another header – this time from service by Luis Reyes – to give Atlas the commanding 0-3 lead.
Then, late on, Daniel Álvarez added insult to injury by putting a well-taken free kick in off the crossbar to make it 0-4.
Emanuel Villa was able to score a consolation goal for Querétaro in stoppage time, but it will be small consolation indeed.
With the 4-1 win, Atlas reaches 18 points while Querétaro still has 15.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Hiram Mier, Jaime Gómez, Jonathan Bornstein, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Luis Noriega (Marco Jiménez 45′), Édgar Benítez (Kevin Gutiérrez 72′), Juan Forlín (Camilo Sanvezzo 45′), Neri Cardozo, Yerson Candelo, Emanuel Villa.
Atlas: Miguel Ángel Fraga, Gaddi Aguirre, Leiton Jiménez, José Madueña, Luis Reyes (Édgar Zaldívar 69′), Luis Robles, Javier Salas, Clifford Aboagye, Matías Alustiza (Fidel Martínez 81′), Daniel Álvarez, Martín Barragán (Edson Rivera 78′).