After 12 weeks of league play Mexico City squad Pumas UNAM won their first game of the Apertura 2013. The universitarios defeated CF Monterrey at the Tecnologico stadium 1-0 to earn their first win in week 12 of La Liga MX.
Spaniard Luis Garcia broke the net for the felinos giving the team the much needed relief of a victory. Pumas had not won a game all season and their last victory came against Atlante FC on May 5, 2013 during the Clausura 2013. Since then the team has struggled drawing 5 games and losing 6.
Monterrey was looking to move ahead on the league table. Since the arrival of Jose Guadalupe Cruz as coach the Rayados have been on a good home streak. Despite their better game, Pumas were able to break the net and get the victory.
A positive for Monterrey is that Chilean international Humberto “Chupete” Suazo returned to the pitch for the home side. Suazo entered the game in the second half.
Garcia, the game’s only goal scorer also came on in the second half. He immediately made a difference on the field with two shots. On the third the former Atletico de Madrid and Liverpool FC star did not miss on his third attempt.
“Know it’s time to recover confidence,” Martin Bravo said after the game. “We were able to bring the ball down, that was the key to the victory.”
Pumas leaves the bottom of the league table. However, there are still games left that could place the universitarios back in the gutter. The victory ends Pumas’ winless streak. It leaves Atlas as the only club in La Liga MX that has not won a single game this season.
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