Atlas equaled their win total from all of the Apertura 2018 season just four weeks into the Clausura as they picked up a 3-1 win against Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Rojinegros unbeaten in two while the Licántropos have now lost two in a row.
Atlas came out attacking as they looked to put their home-field advantage to good use, and they had several early chances, but they were unable to convert them. Lobos grew into the game and soon had chances of their own, with Leonardo Ramos in particular looking dangerous up top.
The opening goal came just before halftime, when Atlas took advantage of a set piece to open the scoring. In the 42nd minute, Anderson Santamaría finished off a corner kick with a powerful header to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
In the second half, Atlas forced Toño Rodríguez into a pair of good saves as they looked to add to their lead, while at the other end José Hernández denied Michaell Chirinos to keep the hosts in front.
The game was an end-to-end affair, and then, in the 74th minute, Juan Pablo Vigón sent a dangerous cross into the box and Facundo Barcelo headed it home to make it 2-0 for the hosts.
Atlas kept attacking and in the 83rd minute they found a third goal through Clifford Aboagye, with the substitute scoring a golazo with a curving shot to the far post just a minute after entering the game.
Lobos was able to snag a consolation goal through Bryan Rabello in the 85th minute, but they were unable to come back any further than that.
With the 3-1 win, Atlas reaches seven points while Lobos still have six.
Atlas: José Hernández, Anderson Santamaría, Omar González, Irving Zurita, Édgar Zaldívar, Juan Pablo Vigón, Osvaldo Martínez, Lorenzo Reyes, Hernán Darío Burbano (Clifford Aboagye 82′), Jesús Isijara (Ismael Govea 93′), Facundo Barcelo (Jefferson Duque 86′).
Lobos: José Antonio Rodríguez, Francisco Rodríguez, José Esquivel (Óscar Macías 63′), Felix Crisanto, Michael Orozco, Aldo Cruz, Abraham González, Bryan Rabello, Michaell Chirinos (Rafael Durán 78′), Yago da Silva (Edson Torres 70′), Leonardo Ramos.