América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Águilas, but keeps them winless in three, while extending Puebla’s unbeaten streak to two games.
América was looking to lock up their spot in the playoffs, and they started the game strongly. Their first good chance came in the 13th minute when Carlos Darwin Quintero sent in a cross for Oribe Peralta, but his header crashed against the crossbar.
The Águilas continued to press and in the 36th minute they found their reward. Mateus Uribe’s shot from outside the box went right through Moisés Muñoz, with the keeper parrying the ball down only for it to bounce between his legs and into the net to give América the 1-0 lead.
It wasn’t until midway through the second half that Puebla began to find any real chances of their own. In the 74th minute, Brayan Angulo’s shot looked sure to be the equalizer, but Bruno Valdez was there on the line to clear the ball away.
Then, in the 83rd minute, substitute Félix Micolta got his head to a corner kick and thsi time there was no stopping the ball as Puebla got their equalizer. 1-1.
With the 1-1 draw, América reaches 27 points while Puebla reaches 16.
América: Agustín Marchesín, Bruno Valdéz, Paul Aguilar, Miguel Samudio, Pablo Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Edson Álvarez, Carlos Darwin Quintero (Pedro Arce 78′), Diego Lainez (Cecilio Domínguez 53′), Guido Rodríguez, Oribe Peralta (Silvio Romero 75′).
Puebla: Moisés Muñoz, Alonso Zamora, Luis Venegas, Brayan Angulo, Patricio Araujo (Félix Micolta 74′), Hugo Rodríguez, Francisco Acuña, Francisco Torres (Jerónimo Amione 59′), Christian Marrugo (Carlos Gutiérrez 67′), José Daniel Guerrero, Lucas Cavallini.