For the second consecutive game, Club America gained an early 1-0 lead but ended up settling for a draw. On Sunday, las Aguilas came out of the Estadio Cuauhtémoc with a 2-2 tie with Puebla.
A hit inside the area on Silvio Romero by Patricio Araujo brought Osvaldo Martinez for a penalty shot. Martinez tatted the ball at the top right corner at minute 23 to give America a 1-0 lead.
In the first half, Club America led a persistent attack and control, but in the 44th minute, a header by Edgar Dueñas on a corner kick knotted the game at one even.
Starting the second half, Puebla gave America’s defense threatening shots and at minute 53, one America’s former players, Christian Bermúdez, used his height disadvantage against Paul Aguilar to dig through a header for a 2-1 lead.
America then led more of its players towards Puebla’s goal, and following a slightly out of the goal line shot by Silvio Romero, America scored. Martinez kicked a rapid shot to the right, and once the ball left the body of Puebla’s keeper, Paul Aguilar sneaked past Puebla’s defense to chip the ball in far above the keeper’s reach.
Before America could begin deciding on a plan of action to pull the comeback, Rubens Sambueza, received his second yellow card at minute 61 by appearing to step on the foot of Damián Schmidt. Almost immediately after Sambueza’s subsequent red card, Schmidt received a red card as well as for language directed towards the referee.
Schmidt’s surprising red lifted the advantage Puebla would have had, and at the end, Puebla could only manage a 2-2 draw with Las Aguilas.
America must now direct its attention towards their arch-rival, Chivas, who visit the Estadio Azteca Saturday night in the Clasico Nacional.