Sabah strikes again as Morelia go top

MEXICO CITY - Miguel Sabah, who scored the winner for Mexico in their World Cup qualifier against the U.S. in midweek, struck twice as Morelia crushed Ciudad Juarez 5-0 to stay unbeaten in the Mexican Apertura championship on Sunday.

Chilean Hugo Droguett also scored twice and Elias Fernandez added a penalty for Morelia after a dubious foul on Sabah, whose late strike on Wednesday gave Mexico a 2-1 win over the U.S. at the Azteca.

Morelia and Puebla, 1-0 winners over Atlante, are the only unbeaten teams after four games of the championship.

Champions Pumas UNAM crashed to their fourth straight defeat, 2-1 at home to Tigres UANL, despite notching their first goal of the championship.

Argentine midfielder Lucas Cobos scored both Tigres goals against the nine-man Pumas, who played the last quarter of the match with nine men after Efrain Juarez and Paraguayan Dario Veron were sent off.

Cobos lobbed goalkeeper Sergio Bernal from outside the box for his first in the 25th minute and Tigres could have made it two but compatriot Gaston Fernandez, who scored for Estudiantes of Argentina when they won the Libertadores Cup final against Brazil's Cruzeiro last month, headed over the bar after Bernal parried his first effort.

Pumas took control in the second half and equalised through Pablo Barrera but were then hit by the two red cards before Cobos placed his winning goal close to the post from outside the box in the 79th.

Defender Juarez was sent off for a second booking on the hour and Veron got a straight red for a late tackle on Fernandez five minutes later.