The hosts started the game off better, but they were unable to capitalize on their advantage while they had it, with Memo Ochoa making several good saves to keep América from falling behind. Then VAR review saw Puebla come off worse for wear twice; first, when Jesús Zavala’s would-be goal was determined to have been stopped by Ochoa on the line, and then when a penalty call was changed to a free kick just outside the box.
While Puebla dominated the first half, América came out attacking in the second. Francisco Córdova had a shot saved off the line, Alonso Escoboza’s was well-saved by Nicolás Vikonis, and Giovani dos Santos saw his attempt go just off target as the Águilas mounted a siege on Puebla’s goal.
Puebla couldn’t get much possession, and América simply kept attacking. Their persistence paid off in the 80th minute, when Richard Sánchez sent a long free kick into the box and Bruno Valdez headed it home to make it 0-1 for the visitors.
The final ten minutes were frenetic ones, with Puebla pushing for an equalizer and América looking for an insurance goal, but in the end the minimum difference remained.
With the 0-1 win, América reaches seven points while Puebla still has three.