Puebla 2 – Necaxa 2: Los Camoteros locked into a draw at home to Los Rayos

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Puebla were held to 2-2 draw by Necaxa down on Wednesday at Estadio Cuauhtemoc. Puebla were looking for a victory following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Deportivo Toluca in their previous game whilst Necaxa were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Monterrey. After today’s result, Puebla are currently 6th with 12 points from 9 matches, while Necaxa sit in 4th, with 13 points from 9.

The first half of the match started well for Los Camoteros, thanks to a goal from Martin Barragan in the 15th minute. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

Los Rayos staged a comeback in the second half, with a goal from Facundo Batista in the 54th minute. However, each side looked hungry to win and Puebla then found the back of the net at the 64 minute mark thanks to Jordi Cortizo, taking the score to 2-1. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Agustin Oliveros equalised for Necaxa, 83 minutes in and saw the match end 2-2.

Substitutions for Puebla included Jozy Altidore, Amaury Escoto, Luis Arcadio Garcia, Ivo Vazquez and Pablo González Diaz for Martin Barragan, Ivan Moreno, Gustavo Ferrareis, Daniel Aguilar and Federico Mancuello, repectively. Necaxa replaced Angelo Araos, Facundo Batista, Bryan Garnica, Milton Gimenez and Fernando Madrigal for Heriberto Jurado, Jose Godinez, Diego Gomez, Ricardo Monreal and Daniel Alexis Parra.

There were bookings for Gustavo Ferrareis from Puebla, and Agustin Oliveros, for Necaxa.

Necaxa and Puebla will next play at home to Guadalajara and América respectively.

Technical card:
Puebla:Antony Silva, Israel Reyes, Diego De Buen, Lucas Maia, Gustavo Ferrareis (Luis Arcadio Garcia, min.89), Daniel Aguilar (Ivo Vazquez, min.89), Federico Mancuello (Pablo González Diaz, min.90), Maximiliano Araujo, Ivan Moreno (Amaury Escoto, min.74), Jordi Cortizo and Martin Barragan (Jozy Altidore, min.74)
Necaxa:Angel Malagon, Brian Garcia, Alexis Pena, Juan Pablo Segovia, Agustin Oliveros, Angelo Araos (Heriberto Jurado, min.71), Jose Jaoquin Esquivel, Fernando Madrigal (Daniel Alexis Parra, min.88), Bryan Garnica (Diego Gomez, min.80), Facundo Batista (Jose Godinez, min.80) and Milton Gimenez (Ricardo Monreal, min.88)
Stadium:Estadio Cuauhtemoc
Goals:Martin Barragan (1-0, min. 15), Facundo Batista (1-1, min. 54), Jordi Cortizo (2-1, min. 64) and Agustin Oliveros (2-2, min. 83)