Puebla came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use and further separate themselves from Veracruz in the relegation standings. Alejandro Chumacero looked dangerous throughout the game for Puebla as the Bolivian caused repeated problems for Veracruz’s defense.
Nevertheless, it took until the second half for Puebla to find the breakthrough. In the 58th minute, Brayan Angulo sent the ball into the box for Lucas Cavallini, whose header made it 1-0.
A very similar play led to Puebla’s second in the 66th minute. The hosts played a corner short before sending the ball into the box from the left. This time, Pedro Gallese made the save on the ensuing header, but the keeper gave up a rebound that Hugo Rodríguez knocked home at the far post.
The goals gave Puebla confidence and if it hadn’t been for Gallese, they could have walked away with a 5-0 win. The keeper made several important saves to keep Veracruz in the game, but the Tiburones couldn’t break their shutout streak as they remain firmly rooted to the foot of the relegation table.
With the 2-0 win, Puebla reaches six points while Veracruz still has one.
Puebla: Moisés Muñoz, Brayan Angulo, Luis Venegas, Alonso Zamora, Hugo Rodríguez, Francisco Acuña (Félix Micolta 53′), Christian Marrugo (Anderson Santamaría 81′), Omar Fernández (Christian Tabó 70′), Jorge Enríquez, Lucas Cavallini, Alejandro Chumacero.
Veracruz: Pedro Gallese, Guido Milan, Osmar Mares, José Rivas, Jesús Paganoni (Juan Ángel Albín 79′), Manuel Viniegra (Jefferson Murillo 63′), Carlos Esquivel, Adrián Luna, Alan Santos, Daniel Villalva, Omar Marrufo (Martín Bravo 59′).