León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM came back for a 1-2 away win in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the universitarios, who are now unbeaten in two, while La Fiera saw their two-game winning streak halted.
The game started off at a fast pace, with early chances at both ends, but it was the hosts who took the lead in the 14th minute. José Rodríguez send in a cross for Luis Montes, whose volleyed effort beat Alfredo Saldívar to make it 1-0.
Pumas found a response just before halftime, though. In the 43rd minute, Pablo Barrera sent a long ball up to Carlos González, who laid it off for Felipe Mora at the top of the box. Mora made it 1-1 with a low shot to the keeper’s right.
The second half started off end-to-end as both teams looked to take the lead. In the 55th minute, Pumas succeeded. Mora received a deflected ball inside the box and his quick shot made it 1-2 for the visitors.
The game took another turn for the worse for León just minutes later as Pedro Aquino was sent off with his second yellow card of the night.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, León continued to press as they searched for an equalizer. They came close on a few occasions, but were ultimately unable to get past Saldívar a second time.
In the waning moments, David Cabrera was sent off with his second yellow to leave both teams with 10 men, but it was much too late for León to take advantage.
With the 1-2 win, Pumas reach 14 points while León still has 10.
León: Rodolfo Cota, Andrés Mosquera, Fernando Navarro, William Tesillo, Juan Cornejo (Alexander Mejía 81′), Luis Montes, Yairo Moreno (Héctor Mascorro 81′), José Rodríguez, Pedro Aquino, Maximiliano Cerato (Walter González 75′), Mauro Boselli.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mozo, Luis Quintana, Alan Mendoza, Pablo Jáquez, Kevin Escamilla, Víctor Malcorra (Brian Figueroa 72′), Martín Rodríguez (Matías Alustiza 89′), Pablo Barrera, Felipe Mora (David Cabrera 72′), Carlos González.