Paralta hat-trick success for Santos; Morelia, Puebla & Chivas claim away wins

Pachuca 1 – Santos 4 (Mexico Apertura, July 23, 2011) Oribe Peralta struck a hat-trick as Santos Laguna opened their Apertura campaign with a 4-1 win at Pachuca.

Tigres 1 – Cruz Azul 1 (Mexico Apertura, July 23, 2011) Javier Aquino fired Cruz Azul ahead on 19 minutes but Hector Mancilla levelled for the hosts with 38 minutes played.

Tijuana 1 – Morelia 2 (Mexico Apertura, July 23, 2011) Miguel Sabah’s 84th minute spot-kick earned Morelia a 2-1 win over Tijuana after Luis Sandoval’s early opener had been cancelled out by Benny Corona just before half time.

Atlas 0 – Puebla 1 (Mexico Apertura, July 23, 2011) Luis Garcia’s 54th minute penalty was enough for Puebla to register an away success at Atlas.

Atlante 0 – Chivas 2 (Mexico Apertura, July 23, 2011) Second half goals from Omar Arellano (55) and substitute Jesus Sanchez (90) guided Guadalajara to a 2-0 win at Atlante.