Necaxa 2 – Pachuca 0: Los Tuzos succumb to Los Rayos at Estadio Victoria

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Necaxa beat Pachuca with a thumping 2-0 victory on Thursday at Estadio Victoria. Necaxa were looking to continue their run, following a 1-0 victory against Juárez. Pachuca had managed to pick up a single point in their matchup with Pumas. As the table looks today, Necaxa are in 4th place in the table and have 9 points while Pachuca sit in 6th with 8 points after 5 matches.

Necaxa dominated the first half, when Bryan Garnica found the net, at 35 minutes and the first half ended 1-0.

Los Rayos fought back, with an early goal from Milton Gimenez in the 49th minute. The match ended with a 2-0 home victory.

Substitutions for Necaxa included Heriberto Jurado, Fernando Madrigal, Fernando Meza, Vicente Poggi and Daniel Alexis Parra for Angelo Araos, Facundo Batista, Milton Gimenez, Dieter Villalpando and Bryan Garnica, repectively. Pachuca brought on Aviles Hurtado, Pedro Pedraza, Marino Hinestroza and Illian Hernandez for Romario Ibarra, Jahaziel Marchand, Paulino De la Fuente Gomez and Roberto De La Rosa.

There were bookings for Bryan Garnica, Dieter Villalpando, Milton Gimenez, Brian Garcia and Agustin Oliveros from Necaxa. For Pachuca, Jahaziel Marchand, Romario Ibarra and Gustavo Cabral saw yellow.

Next up, Necaxa are away to Cruz Azul, whilst Pachuca will travel to face Guadalajara.

Technical card:
Necaxa:Angel Malagon, Brian Garcia, Alexis Pena, Fabricio Formiliano, Agustin Oliveros, Dieter Villalpando (Vicente Poggi, min.74), Angelo Araos (Heriberto Jurado, min.63), Jose Jaoquin Esquivel, Milton Gimenez (Fernando Meza, min.74), Bryan Garnica (Daniel Alexis Parra, min.86) and Facundo Batista (Fernando Madrigal, min.64)
Pachuca:Oscar Ustari, Kevin Alvarez, Gustavo Cabral, Miguel Tapias, Jose Castillo, Paulino De la Fuente Gomez (Marino Hinestroza, min.71), Jahaziel Marchand (Pedro Pedraza, min.56), Erick Sanchez, Romario Ibarra (Aviles Hurtado, min.56), Nicolas Ibanez and Roberto De La Rosa (Illian Hernandez, min.71)
Stadium:Estadio Victoria
Goals:Bryan Garnica (1-0, min. 35) and Milton Gimenez (2-0, min. 49)