Morelia thrashes in Mexico League that still stands despite coronavirus

MEXICO CITY, Mar 13 (Reuters) – Monarcas Morelia beat Querétaro 4-0 on Friday on the tenth day of the Clausura tournament in Mexican soccer, which continues to operate despite the fact that the main leagues were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 138,000 people and left more than 5,000 dead worldwide.

So far, Mexico has reported 26 cases of the outbreak.

In the game that opened the day, Monarcas Morelia won with goals from Aldo Rocha twice, from Chile’s Martín Rodríguez and José Martínez.

Rocha scored his goals in the 44th and 52nd minute via the penalty kick.

Rodríguez put the third in the 58th minute when he headed off a cross sent by Cándido Ramírez from the left sector.

The “White Roosters” of Querétaro were left with a man less than 75 minutes after the expulsion of the Argentine defender Julián Velázquez.

Martínez scored the fourth goal when he took advantage of a defensive error to define with a soft touch before the goalkeeper left.

In the other match on Friday, Tijuana beat Pachuca 3-2 with goals from Mauro Lainez and Argentina’s Leandro González and Alexis Castro. The also Argentinean scored a double for the “Tuzos” of Pachuca.

On Saturday the matches between Atlético San Luis-Puebla, Tigres UANL-Bravos Ciudad Juárez, León-Pumas UNAM and Guadalajara-Monterrey will be played.

The day will be completed on Sunday when Toluca faces Atlas, Santos Laguna plays against Necaxa and América is Cruz Azul’s rival.

(Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)