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Latino Daily News

Sunday August 4, 2013

Veracruz Celebrates 3-2 Victory Over Cruz Azul

Veracruz Celebrates 3-2 Victory Over Cruz Azul

Photo: Angel Reyna

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Angel Reyna scored two goals and Jehu Chiapas added another one to lead Veracruz to a 3-2 victory over Cruz Azul on the weekend and take the lead spot in the Mexican Apertura soccer tourney.

Cruz Azul got on the board first on a goal by Pablo Barrera in the 30th minute, but Reyna answered back in the 59th minute on a penalty kick.

Then, it was Chiapas who found the net for Veracruz in the 66th minute and four minutes later Reyna once again scored with a right-footed shot from the center of the box.

It looked like that would be the match, but in the 90th minute Veracruz’s Adrian Cortes knocked in an own-goal to put the final score at 3-2.

Reyna now leads the tourney in goals scored, with seven notched in four matches.

Cruz Azul is tied for 10th place in the standings with 4 points.