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Juarez edge out Mazatlan in Liga MX

04 Feb 2023, 17:18 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Tomas Molina and Mauro Lainez scored second-half goals as Juarez clinched a 3-2 victory at Mazatlan in Mexico's Liga MX on Friday.

Denzell Garcia gave the visitors the lead in the 14th minute with a long-range effort after combining with Jaime Gomez.

Juarez equalized on the stroke of halftime through Ake Loba, who headed into the bottom left corner following Yoel Barcenas' cross.

Molina gave Juarez the advantage by latching onto Martin Barra's pass and sending a right-footed finish past goalkeeper Nicolas Vikonis in the 69th minute.

Lainez made it 3-1 seven minutes later with a left-footed finish from an acute angle as Juarez looked destined for a comfortable victory.

But Mazatlan ensured a tense finale when Fernando Illescas sent a right-footed finish into the bottom left corner after Loba's pass.

Juarez are now 11th in the 18-team standings with six points from five games while Mazatlan are last, having yet to pick up a point in four outings.

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