Posted: Mon February 17, 2014 11:27AM; Updated: Mon February 17, 2014 11:27AM

Marco Fabian's heroics keep Cruz Azul on top in Liga MX

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Marco Fabian, Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul star Marco Fabian celebrates his game-winning goal against Puebla over the weekend.
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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Marco Fabian scored deep into second half injury time to give Mexican first division leader Cruz Azul a 1-0 victory over Puebla on Saturday in round seven of the Clausura championship.

Toluca kept pace in second with a 3-0 win against Veracruz, also Saturday, but remain three points behind, while Pumas missed the chance to go third as they drew 1-1 against Atlas on Sunday.

In other weekend games, Santos Laguna defeated Tijuana 3-2, Leon won 2-0 against Monterrey, Chivas beat Queretaro 2-1, Tigres drew 0-0 with Chiapas, Atlante overcame Pachuca 1-0 and Morelia secured a 1-0 victory over America.

Fabian controlled the ball, twisted and lofted a shot from the edge of the penalty area to hand Cruz Azul its sixth victory in seven games.

Paraguayan Edgar Benitez slid the ball in from close range to open the scoring in the 6th minute for Toluca, with Isaac Brizuela extending the lead four minutes after halftime following a swift attack.

Pablo Velazquez completed the scoring in the 86th with a left foot shot from inside the penalty area.

Ismael Sosa equalized in the 76th for Pumas after Arturo Gonzalez struck from just outside the penalty box to give Atlas the lead in the 21st.

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