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Rojas fires Monterrey to 3-0 rout of Mazatlan

Cruz Azul v/s Jaguares during the 2013 Apertura League MX. Image Source: IANS News

Mexico City, July 15 : Ecuador international winger Joao Rojas scored twice as Monterrey began their Liga MX Apertura campaign with a 3-0 away win over Mazatlan.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men in the 16th minute when Luis Amarilla was shown a straight red card for a bad tackle on Colombian defender Stefan Medina in the penalty area, reports Xinhua.

But Rogelio Funes Mori gave Mazatlan a reprieve when he failed to convert his resultant spot-kick.

Rojas put the visitors ahead with a powerful effort just after halftime and he doubled the advantage with a low long-range shot in the 77th minute.

German Berterame put the result beyond doubt by combining with Omar Govea before beating goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez with a cool finish from inside the six-yard box.

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