All of Juárez’s victories have come at home this season, and they came out attacking in this one. The quality of their opponent aside, they looked dangerous from the start and soon tested Sebastián Juardo in goal. The young keeper did well to deny them, and made a particularly notable save against Mauro Fernández in the 17th minute.
But he could only hold out for so long, and in the 23rd minute the Bravos found the breakthrough. Veracruz lost the ball trying to play out of the back and Darío Lezcano took full advantage, with his shot from the top of the half-moon making it 1-0 for the hosts.
Juárez had the ball in the net again in the 34rd minute, with Ángelo Sagal picking up a loose ball and firing from an acute angle to make it 2-0. The play was reviewed by VAR for a possible offside, but as the ball was played to Sagal via a touch off the defense, the goal stood.
Veracruz struggled to find a response, although they had a half-chance or two in the second half. Meanwhile, Juárez continued to knock on the door as they threatened to run up the score. Darío Lezcano could have had a brace in the 55th minute, but his attempt was just off target.
With the 2-0 win, Juárez reaches nine points while Veracruz still has two.