Atlas opens with a 2-1 victory against Mazatlán

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentine striker Julio Furch and Colombian Julián Quiñones scored in the second half and Atlas made their debut with a victory in the Clausura tournament in Mexico by beating Mazatlán 2-1 on Thursday.

Furch took advantage of a rebound inside the area to score the first goal in the 60th minute and Quiñones set the tone for the Foxes by converting a penalty in the 73rd minute.

Atlas did not play his commitment for the first date on Friday of last week against Toluca because the field of the Jalisco stadium was not in optimal conditions after a concert.

With the result, the Zorros now have three points and are at the top of the table along with Pachuca, Tigres, San Luis, Pumas and Chivas, who won on the first round and have games pending over the weekend.

The Colombian Nicolás Benedetti discounted at 86 for Mazatlán, who also made his debut in the tournament and with the setback he remains at the bottom of the table.

The “Cañoneros” could not play last week against León. The League postponed the meeting due to the violence in the city of Culiacán, located about 200 kilometers from Mazatlán, during the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, son of drug trafficker Joaquín el “Chapo” Guzmán.

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