America, Monterrey kick off with wins
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Two late goals ensured a winning start to the new Mexican Clausura season for Club America as they triumphed 2-0 at Queretaro.

Christian Benitez set the visitors on their way with the opening goal 20 minutes from time and Diego Reyes made sure of the points in the final minute.

There were also victories for Monterrey, Atlante and San Luis. Walter Ayovi bagged two goals in three minutes at the start of the second half for Monterrey in their 2-1 win against Jaguares, for whom Jackson Martinez netted a late consolation.

Michael Arroyo's goal a minute before half-time earned Atlante a 1-0 win at Guadalajara, whose misery was compounded by the last-gasp dismissal of Patricio Araujo.

Ten-man San Luis edged past UNAM Pumas 1-0 thanks to Jehu Chiapas' 42nd-minute strike, the hosts holding on despite the 34th-minute dismissal of Anibal Matellan.

Elsewhere on the opening weekend, Cruz Azul and Tigres Monterrey battled out a 1-1 draw, Christian Gimenez's early opener cancelled out by Lucas Lobos 19 minutes from the end.

Finally, the match between Santos Laguna and Pachuca ended goalless, the hosts having Ibanez Jimenez sent off in the 88th minute.