Querétaro suffered their first home loss of the season as they fell 0-1 to Puebla. The result is a second straight win for the Poblanos – and their first on the road in the Apertura – while the Gallos Blancos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The game started off slowly, with the ball remaining largely in midfield. Dangerous chances took some time to appear, with the earliest opportunity an off-target shot by Camilo Sanvezzo following a pass from Marcel Ruíz.
Set pieces provided the best chances during the first half, with Sanvezzo dangerous on corner kicks as the Brazilian twice came close to opening the scoring. At the other end, Puebla’s clearest opportunity came through Vladimir Loroña, but he couldn’t find the target.
In the second half, Puebla came out attacking. They pressed Querétaro high up the field and won an early corner kick. From that set piece, Loroña headed home the opening goal to make it 0-1 for the visitors.
After falling behind, Querétaro began to dominate the game as Puebla fell back to defend their lead. The Gallos Blancos went to their bench and brought on the attacking threats of Jordi Cortizo and Everaldo Stum, who came close to leveling the game with his header.
Puebla, meanwhile, brought on an extra defender to reinforce their bunker, and Querétaro ultimately was unable to find the breakthrough.
With the 0-1 win, Puebla reaches 13 points while Querétaro still has 14.
Querétaro: Tiago Volpi, George Corral, Luis Romo, Miguel Ángel Samudio (Everaldo Stum 60′), Hiram Mier, Javier Güemez, Jaime Gómez (Paolo Yrizar 79′), Marcel Ruíz (Jordi Cortizo 57′), Camilo Sanvezzo, Daniel Villalva, Carlos Acosta.
Puebla: Nicolás Vikonis, Brayan Angulo, Anderson Santamaría, Daniel Arreola, José Pallas, Vladimar Loroña, Alejandro Chumacero (Hugo Rodríguez 79′), Pablo González, José Francisco Torres (Jorge Espericueta 58′), Lucas Cavallini, Cristian Palacios (Christian Tabó 58′).