Atlas came out attacking and less than a minute after the whistle blew they had the ball in the back of the net. However, Juan Pablo Vigón’s would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
Tijuana had a chance of their own in the 7th minute, when Gustavo Bou went one-on-one with Óscar Ustari but skied his shot.
Atlas had the ball in the net again in the 29th minute, this time through Brayan Garnica; however, the would-be goal was once again disallowed for offside. Then, in the 43rd minute, Ravel Morrison hit the crossbar as the score remained stubbornly 0-0.
In the second half, Víctor Aguilera was called for a foul on Jaine Barreiro in the box in the 61st minute and referee Fernando Guerrero pointed to the penalty spot. Milton Caraglio took the spot kick and he converted it to make it 1-0 for the Rojinegros.
After the goal, Atlas looked to hold on to the lead while Tijuana pushed forward in search of an equalizer. The Xolos had a good opportunity in the 73rd minute when Damián Musto went one-on-one with Ustari, but he couldn’t convert.
In the end, the lone goal stood up and Atlas took the victory.
With the 1-0 win, Atlas reaches 19 points while Tijuana still has 18.
Atlas: Óscar Ustari, Jaine Barreiro, Daniel Arreola, Luis Reyes, Cristian González, Javier Salas, Brayan Garnica, Juan Pablo Vigón, Milton Caraglio, José Avila (Facundo Erpen 71′), Ravel Morrison (Luis Robles 78′).
Tijuana: Manuel Gibrán Lajud, Alejandro Donatti, Juan Valenzuela, Damián Pérez, Víctor Aguilera, Damián Musto, Gustavo Bou, Matías Aguirregaray (Henry Martín 69′), Víctor Malcorra, Luis Chávez (Juan Iturbe 45′), Miller Bolaños.