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Benitez scores late winner for Club America

3 October 2012-PA Sport

Christian Benitez netted a late winner as Club America withstood the dismissal of Raul Jimenez to defeat San Luis 2-1 in Mexico's Apertura.

The visitorshad been at its full complement of 11 players when Daniel Montenegro put it ahead with a long-range strike in the 61st minute and when Luis Mendoza equalised with a header nine minutes later.

Jimenez's dismissal in the 74th minute left the side short, yet Benitez found himself in the right place to crash in from close range after in the dying stages of the match.

Victory lifted Club America to third on the table, five points behind early front-runners Toluca and Tijuana.

Guadalajara fellow mid-table outfit Tigres Monterrey 2-1, its goals coming from Rafael Marquez Lugo and Luis Angel Morales.

Marquez Lugo headed in the first after 22 minutes and Morales made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute, after hapless defending from the away side.

Tigres narrowed the lead in the 78th minute when Alan Pulido nodded in from close range, but it wasn't enough and Guadalajara took the three points.

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