Jaguares de Chiapas took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they fell 1-2 to Tijuana on Saturday night. The result keeps Jaguares winless in six while the Xolos have now won two in a row and are unbeaten in five.
The first half was a cagey affair, with neither team able to really put their stamp on the game. Although there were a handful of chances at both ends, the final touch was lacking. Jaguares had a promising-looking chance when Luis Leal was played in, but Juan Carlos Valenzuela was able to intervene.
Then, in the 45th minute, Jaguares took the lead. Félix Micolta combined with Leal before drawing out Manuel Gibrán Lajud and sliding the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
But just moments into the second half, Tijuana had the equalizer. Moisés Muñoz, trying to play out of the back, sent an errant short pass directly to the feet of Avilés Hurtado on the edge of the box. Hurtado took full advantage of the gift and sent the ball into the back of the empty net to make it 1-1.
The Xolos completed the comeback in the 77th minute. Paul Arriola led the attack and played in Juan Lucero, who had recently entered the game. Lucero sent his shot through the outstretched hands of Muñoz to make it 1-2.
With the 1-2 win, Tijuana reaches 25 points while Jaguares still have 14.
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Brayan Angulo, Félix Micolta, Aquivaldo Mosquera, Juan Patiño, Félix Araujo, Jonathan Fabbro, Diego de la Torre (José Ruíz 23′), Lucas Silva (Dieter Villalpando 61′), Julio Nava (Mateus Gonçalves 55′), Luis Leal.
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Carlos Vargas, Damián Pérez, Hiram Muñoz, Víctor Malcorra (Luis Chávez 82′), Joe Corona (Matías Pisano 56′), Guido Rodríguez, Milton Caraglio (Juan Lucero 75′), Avilés Hurtado, Paul Arriola.