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Morelia reaches summit with Pachuca defeat

Morelia rebounded from a poor result last week in style with a 4-1 victory over Pachuca on Friday which saw the club reach the summit of the Mexican Apertura table.

The hosts grabbed the early advantage just 10 minutes into the match through a goal by Enrique Perez, and the home side doubled its lead two minutes later when Hector Mancilla found the back of the net.

Jose Cardenas made it 3-0 for Morelia in the 19th minute before Pachuca pulled one back in first-half stoppage time through Duvier Riascos.

But Morelia put the result away in the 67th minute after Edgar Andrade scored to make it a three-goal advantage for the hosts. The result sees the club up to 16 points from its first eight matches, while Pachuca sits mid-table on nine points.

Friday's other match saw Leon record a comfortable 2-0 win over Santos behind goals from Mauro Boselli and Matias Britos.

On Saturday, Esteban Paredes and Luis Lorona scored for Queretaro in a 2-0 victory over Cruz Azul, while Cristian Borja netted a stoppage time equalizer for Veracruz in a 1-1 draw with Tigres.

Jaguares received goals from Lucas Viatri, Mauricio Alvizu and Martin Zuniga in a comfortable 3-1 result over Tijuana, while Monterrey and Atlas played to a scoreless draw.

Sunday's action saw Matias Alustiza score the only goal of the match for Puebla in a 1-0 win over Atlante, while Rafael Marquez Lugo missed a penalty kick in the 43rd minute as Guadalajara and Toluca played to a scoreless stalemate.

On Monday, America collected its fifth win in six games with a 4-1 win at UNAM that saw the team score three times in the first 35 minutes.