Previous
Ottawa Fury FC
FC Edmonton
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
FC Dallas
1:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
New Zealand U20
Ukraine U20
1:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
USA U20
Myanmar U20
4:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
Argentina U20
Panama U20
4:00 AM GMT May 30, 2015
Game Details
Next

Four key battles in the FA Cup final

Tactics and Analysis
Read

Aston Villa vs. Arsenal in FA Cup final

50-50 Challenge
Read

No. 35: Charlie Austin, QPR

PremRank
Read
By ESPN Staff

Mexico: Cabanas double buys Diaz time

Striker Salvador Cabanas scored twice in the last half hour to give America a 2-1 win at Santos Laguna in their Mexican Clausura championship opener and bring some relief for beleaguered coach Ramon Diaz.

Diaz started the championship in danger of losing his job after Mexico's richest team failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the previous tournament and also missed out on a place in the South American Libertadores Cup.

America were in more trouble when Juan Pablo Rodriguez fired Santos Laguna ahead with a 44th-minute penalty in Sunday evening's match.

But Paraguay striker Cabanas levelled in the 63rd minute when he headed in a cross from new signing Jean Beausejour and then fired the winner with 10 minutes left after another chance created by the Chile forward.

Defending champions Toluca were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Atlante after squandering a two-goal halftime lead and then missing a late penalty.

Mexico midfielder Antonio Naelson put the Red Devils ahead after 17 minutes only for Gabriel Pereyra to equalise four minutes later.

Hector Mancilla scored twice in three minutes before halftime to put Toluca in control but Atlante replied through Pereyra and Luis Gabriel Rey early in the second half.

Toluca's frustration was complete when Carlos Esquivel had an 80th-minute penalty saved by Federico Vilar.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.