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Jimenez bags brace to lead America past Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico (Sports Network) - A pair of second-half goals from Raul Jimenez led America to a 2-0 win over 10-man Guadalajara, keeping the club within four points of the league lead.

Guadalajara was reduced to 10 men in the 36th minute when Sergio Perez was sent off, and Jimenez took advantage by notching his sixth goal of the season shortly after halftime.

The forward then put the result out of reach 15 minutes from time with his second goal of the contest, snapping a nine-game unbeaten streak for Guadalajara.

Tigres maintained its unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 victory at Puebla thanks to an 87th-minute goal from Alan Pulido, leaving Tigres two points clear of second-place Atlas, which used a 55th-minute tally from Vicente Vuoso to beat Cruz Azul, 2-1.

Defending champions Tijuana slipped further down the table after a 1-0 defeat at Toluca as Wilson Mathias scored in the seventh minute and Fidel Tenorio was sent off for Tijuana 10 minutes later.

Monterrey scored three goals in the final 10 minutes of a 3-0 win over UNAM, Carlos Ochoa scored twice as Morelia coasted to a 4-0 victory over Atlante, Santos had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Queretaro after Felipe Baloy scored an own goal in stoppage time, San Luis downed Jaguares, 3-0, and Leon played out a 0-0 draw with Pachuca in a match that saw three red cards.

04/01 11:50:53 ET

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