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Pumas move up to 5th as Tigres extend unbeaten streak to 13

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Mexico City, Apr 8 (EFE).- The UNAM Pumas moved up to fifth place in the Liga MX with a 2-1 road win over Pachuca, while league-leading Tigres played to a scoreless tie with Leon to remain unbeaten 13 weeks into the season.

Pumas and Pachuca each have 20 points, but the UNAM squad has the better goal differential.

Tigres, with 29 points, are only a win or a tie away from matching the Liga MX record of 14 consecutive matches without a loss, set by Chivas in 2001.

Second-place Atlas tied Morelia 0-0 and No. 4 Santos Laguna's duel with Tijuana also ended with no goals.

One of the clubs battling for a playoff spot, Cruz Azul, won 2-1 on the road at Queretaro to move within three points of a top-eight finish.

America, third in the standings, battled Puebla to a 1-1 draw.

In other action, Toluca topped Monterrey 1-0, last-place Atlante lost 1-0 at home to San Luis, and Jaguares de Chiapas beat Chivas 3-2.

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