Santos Laguna beat Chiapas in a thrilling game in the Liga MX to move to within a point of the top eight sides.
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With only four games remaining in the regular season, the battle for the top eight play-off spots is heating up. The top five sides – Chivas, Veracruz, Tijuana, America, and Cruz Azul all look reasonably assured of their place, but below them there is everything to play for.
Just three points separate Toluca in sixth (19 points) from Chiapas in fifteenth (16 points), with Santos moving up to tenth with 18 points thanks to their win.
The score was 2-2 after just 24 minutes thanks to goals from Calderon and Renteria for the hosts and a Vuoso strike and an Andrade own goal for the visitors.
In the second half Renteria added his second of the game and Mexico international Aldrete added a fourth for Santos, while Arizala scored a late consolation for Chiapas.
Here are all the goals from the game:
SANTOS 1-0 Chiapas:
Santos 1-1 CHIAPAS
SANTOS 2-1 Chiapas
Santos 2-2 CHIAPAS
SANTOS 3-2 Chiapas
SANTOS 4-2 Chiapas