Lobos BUAP snapped a five-game winless streak with a 0-1 away win against Veracruz. The result is a second straight defeat for the Tiburones Rojos, who dropped into last place in the relegation standings with the loss.
With both teams heavily involved in the relegation fight, there was a lot at stake for both sides. Nevertheless, there were few chances of note in the first half. Daniel Villalva looked the most dangerous for Veracruz while Emanuel Herrera had the best chance for the licántropos shortly before halftime.
In the second half, the game got a bit chippy, with fouls interrupting the rhythm of play. What chances there were favored the visitors; in the 68th minute, Heriberto Olvera had a good look with his point-blank header, but Melitón Hernández did well to make the save.
As time wound down, it was looking like the night would end with a goalless draw. Then, in the 83rd minute, Lobos took the lead. Luis Advíncula got free and sent in a cross for Amaury Escoto, with the substitute finishing it off to make it 0-1.
Veracruz came close to tying it in stoppage time through a substitute of their own when Giovani Hernández found himself unmarked in the box, but he couldn’t put his header on target.
With the 0-1 win, Lobos reach 11 points while Veracruz still has 10.
Veracruz: Édgar Melitón Hernández, Guido Milán, José Velázquez, Lucas Rodríguez, Jesús Paganoni, Luis Martínez, Cristian Pellerano, Christian Valdez (Giovani Hernández 86′), Daniel Villalva, Cristian Menéndez (Leandro Díaz 76′), Adrián Luna.
Lobos: Jorge Villalpando, Eduardo Tercero, Luis Advíncula, César Cercado, Heriberto Olvera (Carlos Morales 80′), Francisco Rodrígurz, Juan Carlos Medina, Pedro Aquino, Alfonso Sánchez (Jonathan Fabbro 74′), Alfonso Tamay (Amaury Escoto 59′), Emanuel Herrera.