Veracruz’s record-setting winless streak reached 32 games with their 1-2 home loss to Atlético San Luis. The result keeps the Potosinos unbeaten in two and gives them their first road win of the Apertura, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost four in a row.
There were chances at both ends to start the game, but the visitors had the better of them. In the 7th minute, Sebastián Jurado made a good save on an acrobatic bicycle kick attempt to keep San Luis off the board.
In the 22nd minute, confusion reigned as referee Jorge Isaác Rojas went to VAR twice: once to award Veracruz a penalty kick for a handball in the box, and then again to reconsider his decision and wave the penalty away.
Then, in the 42nd minute, VAR came into play again – this time to give a penalty to San Luis after Lampros Kontogiannis brought down Ian González in the box. González saw his spot kick saved by Jurado, but he was able to finish off the rebound to make it 0-1 for the visitors in the 44th minute.
Eight minutes of stoppage time was added on to the first half, and deep into it Veracruz was awarded a penalty of their own. Bryan Carrasco stepped up and converted it to tie the game 1-1.
In the second half, Veracruz began to press forward with more intent as they looked to build on their equalizer. Carlos Felipe Rodríguez was kept busy in goal, but he was able to keep the hosts from finding a second goal.
Then, in the waning moments, San Luis regained the lead. In the 88th minute, Juan David Castro headed home a cross to make it 1-2 for the visitors.
With the 1-2 win, San Luis reaches seven points while Veracruz still has one.