Querétaro earned their first home win of the season with a 2-1 victory against Puebla. The result ends a two-game winless streak for the Gallos Blancos, while the Poblanos have now lost three in a row.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 2nd minute. Alexis Pérez played in Camilo Sanvezzo, who got into a dangerous spot and beat Moisés Muñoz at the near post to make it 1-0 for Querétaro.
The early goal inspired the Gallos, who continued to attack as they looked to add to their lead. Muñoz was repeatedly called into action and he made a number of saves to keep Puebla within striking distance.
The visitors hardly had the ball, but in the 21st minute they scored against the run of play to make it 1-1. Christian Marrugo sent a cross in from the right and Lucas Cavallini headed the ball home to level the game.
Querétaro continued to dominate possession and chances after that goal, but Muñoz continued to make the necessary saves to keep the hosts from retaking the lead.
At the other end, Tiago Volpi had little to do, although he did make a big save against Francisco Acuña in the 73rd minute to keep Puebla from completing the comeback.
Querétaro’s pressure finally paid off in the 83rd minute, when Édgar Benítez sent the ball towards the near post, where Sanvezzo nodded it on for Edson Puch to finish off, giving the Gallos the 2-1 lead.
Puebla very nearly found the equalizer in stoppage time, but in the end Hiram Mier cleared the ball off the line to keep Querétaro in front.
With the 2-1 win, Querétaro reaches 16 points while Puebla still has 17.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, George Corral, Diego Novaretti, Alexis Pérez, Hiram Mier, Jaime Gómez (Erbín Trejo 82′), Javier Güemez, Jordi Cortizo (Édgar Benítez 46′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Edson Puch, Yerson Candelo.
Puebla: Moisés Muñoz, Brayan Angulo, Luis Gerardo Venegas, Alonso Zamora, Anderson Santamaría (Jorge Enríquez 42′), Hugo Isaác Rodríguez, Christian Marrugo (Christian Tabó 72′), Omar Fernández (Francisco Acuña 57′), José Daniel Guerrero, Lucas Cavallini, Alejandro Chumacero.