Photo: Queretaro v Tijuana - Clausura 2013
Colombia’s Wilberto Cosme scored the lone goal in Queretaro’s away match against Tijuana in the 10th week of Mexican soccer’s Clausura 2013 tourney.
Queretaro, who were forced to step up to avoid the threat of being relegated to second division, managed to notch the very important win on one of the league’s most difficult pitches.
Cosme scored against the home team - who at times looked somewhat unfocused - in the 34th minute after receiving a pass, moving into the area and knocking the ball into the net over the goalie.
Queretaro - now with three wins, five draws, two defeats and 14 points - is in eighth place in the standings
In other matches, Jesus Zavala scored twice, leading Monterrey to a 2-1 win over Leon and climbing to 10th place with 13 points. Zavala’s first goal came in minute 21 after a defensive mistake, but the road team tied it up 14 minutes later on a shot by Uruguay’s Matias Brito and things remained there until the 80th minute, when Chilean Humberto Suazo passed to Zavala, who found the twine with a a header.
Meanwhile, Santos Laguna beat Atlante 2-1 on a goal by American Herculez Gomez in the 43rd minute and one by Oribe Peralta in the 58th minute, while Chiapas tied 1-1 with Cruz Azul.
And Ecuadorian Christian Benitez became the tourney’s second-best scorer by knocking in his seventh goal in America’s 1-1 tie with Morelia.
Meanwhile, league leader Tigres beat basement-dweller San Luis 2-1 on goals by Lucas Lobos and Luis Garcia.
On Sunday, No. 2-ranked Atlas beat Toluca 1-0 on a goal by Rodrigo Millar in the 81st minute. And Puebla faces off against Pumas UNAM and Guadalajara goes up against Pachuca on Sunday evening.