Pumas UNAM remained perfect this season with a 0-3 win against 10-man Atlas. The result keeps the universitarios in first place, pending the rest of this weekend’s results, while the Rojinegros remain winless this season.
The game appeared to start out well for Atlas, who won a penalty early on after a foul by Alejandro Arribas on Lorenzo Reyes. Octavio Rivero stepped up to take it, but Alfredo Saldívar made the save to deny him and keep the game 0-0 in the 5th minute.
Ten minutes later, Pumas took the lead. Goalkeeper José Hernández gave up a rebound on a free kick and Kevin Escamilla was there to finish off the loose ball. 0-1 in the 15th minute.
The game quickly got away from Atlas after that, with Lorenzo Reyes picking up a straight red card in the 19th minute to leave his team down both a goal and a man.
Three minutes after that, Pumas made it 0-2 as Pablo Barrera scored direct from a free kick to put the universitarios comfortably ahead.
Atlas’s few forays into attack were easily handled by UNAM’s defense, and the Rojinegros never looked particularly close to getting on the board.
Late on, Pumas added an exclamation point to the win when Alan Mozo played in Matías Alustiza to make it 0-3 in the 85th minute.
With the 0-3 win, Pumas reach nine points while Atlas still has one.
Atlas: José Hernández, Leiton Jiménez, Gaddi Aguirre, Cristian Calderón, Ismael Govea, Juan Pablo Vigón, Clifford Aboagye (Ricardo Alvarez 45′), Ulises Cardona (Christopher Trejo 80′), Brayan Garnica (Ían Torres 72′), Lorenzo Reyes, Raúl Rivero.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mozo, Alejandro Arribas, Alan Mendoza (Diego Rodríguez 88′), Rosario Cota, Kevin Escamilla, Víctor Malcorra, Martín Rodríguez (Matías Alustiza 72′), Pablo Barrera, Felipe Mora, Carlos González (Brian Figueroa 82′).