PUEBLA, Mexico -- In front of 45,527 fans, Chivas got three important points in a convincing 3-0 win over Puebla. The win leaves El Rebano with 18 points, putting the team right in the mix of the Liguilla race.
Puebla's second consecutive loss is a blow to the team's playoff chances. Carlos Cisneros, Angel Zaldivar and Omar Bravo scored the goals for Chivas on Sunday afternoon. Here are three takes from the newly renovated Estadio Cuauhtemoc.
1. Almeyda, Chivas enjoying current run
MEXICO CITY -- Chivas and Puebla meet up on Sunday at Estadio Cuauhtemoc, in what's bound to become a match where one team could potentially prolong its Liguilla hopes, while the other could see them dashed.
In its last two Liga MX games against Monterrey and Pumas, Chivas played some of its best football under the supervision of Argentine head coach, Matias Almeyda. Puebla and Chivas started the season involved in the relegation, but on Sunday with the relegation race behind their backs, both teams...
Regular-season league leader Pumas defeated Veracruz 1-0 on Sunday and advanced to the Liga MX Apertura 2015 semifinals.
Fidel Martinez netted the only goal of the match in the ninth minute, tapping in Ismael Sosa's well-placed cross from close range.
Pumas lost the quarterfinal first leg 1-0 last Thursday but will advance because they finished higher in the regular season with Veracruz qualifying in eighth position.
Both Veracruz and Pumas had good chances to score, and TV replays showed each...