América beat Querétaro by the minimum difference to remain unbeaten at home this season. The result also gives the Águilas back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in seven overall, while extending the Gallos Blancos’ losing streak to four games.
The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and they found chances in the early going, primarily through Oribe Peralta. But it wasn’t until just before halftime that América was able to open the scoring.
In the 43rd minute, Silvio Romero played Michael Arroyo into the box; Arroyo lost his footing and Romero scooped up the loose ball, sending it arcing into the far corner to make it 1-0.
In the second half, América continued to dominate as they searched for a second goal to put the game out of reach. Querétaro did have one fantastic chance to equalize, when Édgar Benítez’s acrobatic scissor kick looked goal-bound, only to crash against the crossbar.
In the end, the lone goal was enough for the Águilas as they continue to climb high up the table after a disappointing start to the season.
With the 1-0 win, América reaches 24 points while Querétaro still has 15.
América: Agustín Marchesín, Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez (Miguel Ángel Samudio 57′), Edson Álvarez, Osmar Mares, Erik Pimentel, Diego Lainez (Carlos Quintero 70′), Michael Arroyo, William da Silva, Oribe Peralta, Silvio Romero (Javier Güemez 80′).
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Hiram Mier, Luis Esqueda, Jaime Gómez, Marco Jiménez, Luis Noriega (Yerson Candelo 89′), Ángel Sepúlveda, Neri Cardozo, Andrés Rentería (Édgar Benítez 68′), Camilo Sanvezzo (Emanuel Villa 78′).