An entertaining game where both teams had the lead at one time or another was marred at the end as it all degenerated into chaos and violence. Jaguares fans ran on to the field in stoppage time and then fought with police in and around the stands, with several injuries to security personnel. After a 14-minute delay, the final few minutes were able to be played, with the game ultimately finishing 2-2 between Jaguares de Chiapas and Santos Laguna.
The point is a valuable one for Jaguares in the relegation fight, which is now down to the Chiapanecos and Monarcas Morelia; tonight’s draw mathematically ensures Veracruz’s safety.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead after just two minutes. Luis Leal took the ball into the box and beat Jona Orozco to make it 1-0 for Jaguares.
Jaguares looked to slow the game down after opening the scoring; knowing that a win could ensure their safety (depending on Morelia’s result), they were eager to defend their lead rather than risk opening themselves to the counter by pressing for a second goal.
It wasn’t until the second half that Santos began to threaten in earnest, but they capitalized on their chances when they had them. In the 70th minute, Osvaldo Martínez tied the game 1-1 with his shot from inside the box.
Then, in the 80th minute, Santos completed the comeback through Jonathan Rodríguez, who made it 1-2 for the visitors.
Jaguares quickly rallied, however, and in the 83rd minute they leveled the game once more with Jonathan Fabbro scoring the tying goal.
With the 2-2 draw, Jaguares reach 16 points while Santos reaches 25.
Jaguares: Moisés Muñoz, Brayan Angulo, Félix Micolta, Aquivaldo Mosquera, Juan Patiño, Julio Nava, Alonso Escoboza (Franco Arizala 66′), Christian Bermúdez (Lucas Silva 55′), Dieter Villalpando, Jonathan Fabbro, Luis Leal (Vanderley Dias 78′).
Santos: Jonathan Orozco, Jorge Villafaña, Néstor Araujo, Carlos Izquierdoz, Jorge Sánchez, Walter Gael Sandoval (Diego de Buen 68′), Osvaldo Martínez (Emiliano Armenteros 72′), Ulises Rivas, Julio César Furch, Djaniny Tavares (Jorge Enríquez 105′), Jonathan Rodríguez.