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Mexico City, Apr 15 (EFE).- League-leading Tigres lost 2-1 to UNAM Pumas after going undefeated for the first 13 matches of the Clausura season, while second-place Atlas put concerns about relegation behind them.
Emanuel Villa scored the lone goal for Tigres to reclaim the top spot in the Liga MX scoring race with nine tallies, despite missing five matches due to injury.
Both Tigres, with 29 points, and Atlas, with 28, are all but assured of qualifying for the eight-team playoff.
America and Santos are tied at 26 points, followed by UNAM Pumas (23) and Cruz Azul, Monterrey and Pachuca, each with 20 points.
Enjoying its best season in six years, Atlas played to a 2-2 draw with San Luis and has accumulated enough points to make up for its poor performance in the Apertura season and escape the threat of relegation.
Chivas de Guadalajara lost 2-1 at home to Atlante, whose first away win of the season gave them a 10-point cushion over Queretaro and lifted them out of the relegation zone.
To stay in the top division, Queretaro has to win all three of its remaining matches and hope that Puebla posts three losses.