Two games in four days proved no problem at all for Puebla, who earned another surprise result with a 2-1 win against León. The result is a second straight win for the Poblanos, while La Fiera saw their seven-game unbeaten run halted.
Puebla was looking to build on their midweek win when they returned home for this one, but the game started off slowly. Neither team could take control or even create much of note going forward, with the few attempts either off-target or straight to the goalkeepers.
Then, as halftime approached, Alejandro Chumacero went down in the box under pressure from Ramiro González and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. In the 39th minute, Christian Marrugo converted the PK to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
The goal opened things up in the second half, with León now obligated to go forward and Puebla looking for an insurance goal.
In the 59th minute, a long goal kick was headed on to Alan Acosta at the top of the box; he knocked the ball past the onrushing William Yarbrough and then slotted it into the empty net to make it 2-0 for Puebla.
León was able to reduce the deficit in the 71st minute. Some defensive confusion allowed Ismael Sosa to put the ball in the back of the net; the assistant originally raised his flag for offside, but after VAR review the goal stood to make it 2-1.
The visitors threw numbers forward for the final 15 minutes as they looked for an equalizer, but in the end Nicolás Vikonis was able to keep them out as Puebla held on to the lead.
With the 2-1 win, Puebla reaches 12 points while León still has 19.