León wins at the last minute in Mexico with a goal and assistance from Chilean Dávila


MEXICO CITY, Feb 19 (Reuters) – León recorded a last-minute 2-1 win over Guadalajara on Saturday with a goal and assist from Chilean Víctor Dávila on matchday six of the Grita México C22 tournament.

The defender Osvaldo Rodríguez scored the other goal for the team led by the Argentine Ariel Holan, while Cristian Calderón scored the goal for the “Chivas” of Guadalajara.

León took the lead in the 18th minute when Dávila took advantage of an error by Fernando Beltrán and defined before the exit of goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño.

Guadalajara equalized in the 81st minute with a header from Calderón after a center sent by Isaac Brizuela from the right sector.

When it seemed that the game would end in a tie, León got the victory through Rodríguez, who defined inside the area after controlling a cross sent by Dávila from the right sector in the 94th minute.

In the other matches on Saturday, Querétaro achieved its first victory of the tournament by beating Mazatlán 2-0 with goals from Kevin Escamilla and Ángel Sepúlveda.

Tigres UANL came from behind and won 2-1 at home against Atlético de San Luis with goals from Paraguayan Carlos González and Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac after Chilean defender Igor Lichnovsky scored on his own goal to put the visiting team ahead.

The day will be completed on Sunday when América faces Pachuca, Cruz Azul visits Toluca and the current champion Atlas is local against Pumas UNAM.

At the beginning of the day, Puebla was consolidated on Friday as the undefeated leader of the tournament after beating Monterrey 1-0. With its fourth victory, the club led by the Argentine Nicolás Larcamón reached 14 points to remain at the top of the general classification.

In the other games on Friday, Tijuana and Necaxa drew 1-1, while the match between Bravos Ciudad Juárez and Santos Laguna ended goalless.

(Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)




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