Lobos BUAP overcame 10-man Puebla by the minimum difference as they earned a 0-1 away win in this regional rivalry. This was the conclusion of the Apertura 2017 season for both teams, who were out of playoff contention before tonight’s kickoff.
Both teams came out attacking as they looked to not only gain regional bragging rights but also improve their position in the relegation standings. Puebla had started the game off well, but before long it leveled out as the teams looked evenly matched.
Then, in the 34th minute, Puebla suffered a blow as Francisco Torres was given a straight red card for a studs-up tackle.
With the extra man, Lobos began to threaten in earnest in the second half. Amaury Escoto came on as a sub and immediately looked dangerous with a shot that was deflected wide of Moisés Muñoz’s goal.
Muñoz had a good showing in goal as he repeatedly denied the licántropos; however, the visitors’ pressure finally paid off in the 83rd minute. From a corner kick, Francisco Rodríguez got his head to the ball and put Lobos ahead, 0-1.
Puebla was unable to respond in the scant minutes remaining as they closed out their season with a loss.
With the 0-1 win, Lobos reach 23 points while Puebla still has 16.
Puebla: Moisés Muñoz, Carlos Gutiérrez, Alonso Zamora, Luis Venegas, Hugo Rodríguez, Francisco Torres, José Daniel Guerrero, Christian Marrugo (Patricio Araujo 65′), Francisco Acuña (Alonso Ezcoboza 76′), Brayan Angulo, Lucas Cavallini (Jerónimo Amione 80′).
Lobos: Lucero Álvarez, Heriberto Olvera (Carlos Morales 63′), César Cercado, Luis Advíncula, Francisco Rodríguez, Eduardo Tercero (Alfonso Tamay 79′), Pedro Aquino (Amaury Escoto 65′), Juan Carlos Medina, Jonathan Fabbro, Julian Quiñones, Diego Jiménez.