Pachuca’s poor start to the Apertura continued with a 1-3 home loss to América. The result keeps the Tuzos winless this season, although they did manage to score their first league goal, while the Águilas have now won two in a row.
The visitors came out attacking and Alfonso Blanco had to be alert to keep out a pair of chances from Andrés Ibargüen. But the keeper couldn’t preserve the shutout for long, as Diego Lainez gave América the 0-1 lead with his shot to the far post in the 15th minute.
Pachuca struggled to respond after falling behind and they didn’t begin to create any real chances of their own until the half-hour mark, when Erick Aguirre found himself alone in the box but was unable to do anything with the opportunity.
In the second half, the Águilas ran up the lead. In the 61st minute, Oribe Peralta stole the ball from Jaine Barreiro and played in Lainez, who scored his second of the night to make it 0-2.
As Pachuca pressed forward in search of a way back into the game, they left space for América to exploit. In the 79th minute, Peralta took advantage of the Tuzos’ defensive disarray to make it 0-3 from a set piece.
The Tuzos got a late consolation goal – their first of the season – from the penalty spot as Franco Jara converted the PK in the 89th minute to make it 1-3, but it was too little, too late for the hosts.
With the 1-3 win, América reaches six points while Pachuca still has zero.
Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Jaine Barreiro, Emmanuel García, Joaquín Martínez, Óscar Murillo, Víctor Guzmán (Ángelo Sagal 45′), Erick Aguirre (Juan Pérez 62′), Erick Gutiérrez, Jorge Hernández, Franco Jara, Sebastián Palacios (Francisco Figueroa 74′).
America: Agustín Marchesín, Edson Álvarez, Luis Reyes, Bruno Valdez, Paul Aguilar, Guido Rodríguez, Andrés Ibargüen, Joe Corona (Víctor Aguilera 67′), Diego Lainez (José Guillén 81′), Roger Martínez (Cecilio Domínguez 66′), Oribe Peralta.