MEXICO CITY, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Liga MX leaders Club America secured a berth in the Apertura playoffs on Tuesday with a 2-1 home victory over Santos Laguna.
Alvaro Fidalgo and Sebastian Cordova scored either side of a Fernando Gorriaran penalty as the hosts clinched their ninth victory of the campaign.
The 13-time Mexican top-flight champions are now eight points clear of second-placed Atlas while Santos Laguna dropped to 12th in the 18-team standings.
In other fixtures on Tuesday, Queretaro won 1-0 at home to Monterrey, Puebla secured a 2-0 home win over Mazatlan and Cruz Azul drew 0-0 at Atlas.
The top four teams at the end of the regular season advance to the quarterfinals. Those ranked fifth to 12th play a single match to determine the remaining four quarterfinal slots.