Cruz Azul extend lead, Santos held

Cruz Azul hit back from a goal down to extend their lead to five points at the top of the Mexican Clausura following a 2-1 win at home to Unam Pumas.

Roberto Ramirez put the visitors, third in the standings, ahead after 73 minutes but Rogelio Chavez levelled matters seven minutes later. His fellow substitute Mauro Formica scored almost immediately after to complete a quick turnaround as Cruz Azul moved five points ahead of Toluca, who have a game in hand, and 11 clear of Unam Pumas.

Santos Laguna failed to capitalise on Unam Pumas' defeat as they remain fourth following a 2-2 draw at struggling Veracruz, who took a sixth-minute lead through Cristian Borja. Alonso Escoboza equalised for Laguna in the 34th minute before Oribe Peralta put them ahead on the hour mark although Alfredo Moreno ensured the spoils would be shared when he struck after 68 minutes.

Lucas Viatri and Wilberto Cosme both scored twice as Chiapas FC sealed a convincing 5-2 win over Atlante. Viatri struck in the 14th and 31st minutes to put Chiapas on the front foot but they were pegged back by Alberto Garcia's efforts in the 34th and 39th minutes. The home side re-established their lead two minutes later through Javier Mustafa and Cosme's strikes either side of the interval ensured there was no way back for Atlante.

Alan Pulido's 75th-minute winner helped Tigres Monterrey to a 2-1 victory over Atlas, who had appeared on course to earn a point after substitute Jahir Barraza had cancelled out Hugo Ayala's first-half opener.