The universitarios took the initiative as they looked to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. Nicolás Castillo had an early chance from outside the box, but his shot went just wide of José Canales’s goal.
Lobos turned to the wings for their own attacking forays, with Luis Advíncula and Heriberto Olvera active along the sidelines. However, before too long the game settled down into a midfield battle.
In the second half, the hosts took the lead. In the 48th minute, Pumas hit the crossbar; Joffre Guerrón sent the ball back across the box for Nicolás Castillo, who beat Canales to make it 1-0.
The goal inspired Pumas, who continued to throw numbers forward in attack. Lobos looked to regroup and find an equalizer, but they didn’t start to generate any clear chances until the waning moments. In the 85th minute, Luis Quiñones tested Alfredo Saldívar with a powerful shot, but the keeper was up to the task.
Then the visitors’ hopes of tying the game took a blow when Pedro Aquino received his second yellow card of the afternoon and was sent off in the 88th minute.
Pumas made it academic in stoppage time, when Carlos Morales was called for a foul in the box on Kevin Escamilla. Castillo stepped up to take the penalty, and he converted it to give Pumas the 2-0 lead in the 94th minute.
With the 2-0 win, Pumas reach six points while Lobos still have seven.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Jesús Gallardo, Luis Quintana, José García, Josécarlos van Rankin, Brian Figueroa (Kevin Escamilla 72′), Néstor Calderón (Joffre Guerrón 31′ – Alan Acosta 87′), Abraham González, David Cabrera, Bryan Rabello, Nicolás Castillo.
Lobos: José Francisco Canales, César Cercado, Eduardo Tercero, Francisco Rodríguez (Alfonso Tamay 57′), Heriberto Olvera, Juan Carlos Medina (Carlos Morales 46′), Pedro Aquino, Luis Advíncula, Amaury Escoto, Luis Quiñones, Diego Jiménez (Jonathan Fabbro 58′).