Mexico, Oct 21 (EFE).- The Colombian Harold Preciado scored this Saturday to confirm himself as the leader of the Apertura scorers in Mexican soccer, but it was insufficient for his team, Santos Laguna, which lost 4-3 to the leader América.
In a thrilling duel in which both teams went out to kill or be killed, Henry Martín, the Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez, the Colombian Julián Quiñones and Alejandro Zendejas scored for the Águilas of Brazilian coach Andre Jardine, while the Argentine scored for Santos Juan Brunetta and the Colombians Preciado and Emerson Rodríguez.
Without fear of playing at the Azteca stadium, home of their rivals, in the second minute Brunetta put Santos ahead with a goal from a direct free kick, but the Águilas tied in the 14th with a header from Martín and took the lead in the 19th. with a right blow from Rodríguez after a pass from Quiñones.
Santos did not give up, they tied in the 20th with a left-footed shot from Preciado, who reached nine goals on a serve from Brunetta, however, the home team regained the advantage with a penalty taken by Quiñones, at 45+6.
The second part was about emotions and physical exhaustion; In the 52nd minute Emerson Rodríguez made it 3-3 with his left foot, but América insisted on the attack and secured the victory with a left-footed shot from Sendejas, with an assist from Paraguayan Richard Sánchez.
América reached nine victories, with three draws, one defeat and 30 points to confirm itself as leader, seven points ahead of Tigres, who receives Cruz Azul this Saturday. Santos continued in fourteenth place with 14 points.
A little earlier, the Uruguayan Nicolás López gave León a 1-0 victory over Toluca that raised the ‘felines’ to seventh place in the table.
In another Saturday match, Querétaro beat Tijuana 1-0 with a goal from Pablo Barrera.
The day began this Friday, when the Chivas de Guadalajara of Serbian-Spanish coach Vlejko Paunovic beat Puebla 0-2.
Roberto Alvarado and Ronaldo Cisneros converted for Guadalajara, which added its second victory.
Before, Mazatlán defeated Atlas 1-3 and Pachuca beat Juárez FC 0-1.
The thirteenth day of the championship will continue this Saturday when the sub-leader Tigres UANL will host Cruz Azul and will conclude this Sunday with Pumas UNAM-Monterrey and San Luis-Necaxa.