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Pumas UNAM earn 3-1 comeback win over Necaxa

Pumas get their third win of the season to move joint-top of the league table.

With a great second half performance, Pumas got their third straight win of the season after defeating Necaxa 3-1. Necaxa got an early goal and played well in the first half but Pumas completely dominated the second period to go joint-top of the league table with Xolos de Tijuana.

Pumas got to a terrible start when 50 seconds in, Jesus Isijara had a long range strike that opened the scoring.

Things then got even worse for Pumas when goalkeeper Marco Antonio Palacios got injured and had to leave the game.

The rest of the half had Necaxa sitting back as Pumas went on to play another bad half at home, which has been a constant so far this season.

But in the second half, Pumas turned the game on its head. Castillo open the scoring for Pumas and tied the game with an early goal. After that, it was all Pumas and they had a couple of close chances that were missed.

Finally, Pablo Barrera took the ball and had a low shot go in to put the score at 2-1. Unfortunately, for the third game of the season, Barrera had to leave the game because of injury (and this after a very good performance).

Necaxa had a good chance off a free kick but didn't create any great chances after that. And in the final minutes of the game, a ball fell to Bryan Rabello and he scored a wonderful goal. The goal, his first for Pumas, was a long range shot and Pumas had their second home win of the season.

At the end, Pumas finally found a way to show their great football from away games at home. The second half was a great all-around performance. Necaxa, on the other hand, displayed some good defensive actions but really lacked a punch offensively without Edson Puch.

Next week, Pumas stay at home as they get a visit from tough but struggling Pachuca. Necaxa goes back to Aguascalientes and hosts Monterrey.