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Apertura 2016 Week 7: Where to Watch

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Jornada 7 of the Liga MX Apertura 2016: Who’s playing who? When? And on what channel?

All the info you need to catch all the games you’re interested in.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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América vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

america chivasChivas de Guadalajara earned a 0-3 victory over América in the Apertura 2016 edition of the SuperClásico. The victory keeps Chivas unbeaten in four matches and was their second consecutive road win. As for América, the Águilas are now winless in three.

Chivas had struggled to score prior to this game, with just four goals total and only one on the road. Nevertheless, they opened the scoring here in the 19th minute when a cross from Isaác Brizuela resulted in an own-goal as the unfortunate Osmar Mares deflected the ball past Moisés Muñoz.

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Pachuca vs Monterrey – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

pachuca monterreyPachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Monterrey on Saturday night. The draw keeps the Tuzos unbeaten at home but keeps them winless in two overall, while the Rayados will be disappointed not to have taken all three points given that they had a man advantage for more than an hour.

Pachuca started the game off well and they forced Jona Orozco into several saves in the opening twenty minutes. However, the Tuzos were reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute after Hirving Lozano was given a harsh red card for a foul on Walter Gargano.

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Atlas vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

atlas cruz azulCruz Azul scored in stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw against Atlas in their visit to the Estadio Jalisco. The result ends the Rojinegros’ home winning streak but keeps them unbeaten in three overall, while La Máquina remains both unbeaten and winless on the road this season.

The hosts took the lead early on, with Cándido Ramírez running onto a through ball on the left, entering the box, and shooting past Jesús Corona in the 12th minute to make it 1-0.

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Tigres UANL vs Veracruz – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

tigres veracruzTigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Veracruz came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home this season while the Tiburones Rojos are still winless on the road as well as winless in five overall.

The hosts controlled the ball and the rhythm of the game early on. Tigres brought the ball into the final third again and again through Javier Aquino and Ismael Sosa, and André-Pierre Gignac forced a good fingertip save out of Pedro Gallese, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough.

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Querétaro vs Necaxa – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

queretaro nexacaNecaxa scored late to defeat Querétaro 1-2 and earn their first victory of the Apertura 2016 season. As for Querétaro, the Gallos Blancos have now lost back-to-back games after going unbeaten through the first five weeks of the season.

The visitors came out looking to pressure the hosts, knowing that they needed to earn a win to strengthen their position in the relegation standings. Tonight’s three points weren’t enough to lift Necaxa out of last place in the Tabla de Cociente, but the result puts them on much better footing.

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Chivas de Guadalajara Signs Alan Pulido

Logo ChivasThe rumored signing of Alan Pulido by Chivas de Guadalajara is now official, according to Univision and other outlets; the club itself has not yet confirmed the move.

Per Univision, Chivas has signed Pulido from Greek club Olympiakos for a record-setting $18 million, the most expensive transfer fee paid by a Mexican club.

The 25-year-old striker started his career in Liga MX with Tigres UANL before a protracted contract dispute sent him to Greece, first to Levadiakos and then to Olympiakos. He made just a handful of league appearances for both clubs.

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Tijuana vs Pumas UNAM – Jornada 7 Recap and Highlights

tijuana pumasTijuana remained perfect at home this season with a 1-0 win over Pumas UNAM. The victory guarantees the Xolos will remain in first place for at least another week, while the loss keeps the universitarios winless on the road this season.

The hosts started the game off better and they found the breakthrough in the 22nd minute. Gabriel Hauche ran on to a good pass from Milton Caraglio, drove into the box, and made it 1-0 with his right-footed shot.

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Monterrey Signs Alberth Elis

Monterrey has announced the signing of Alberth Elis. The 20-year-old striker arrives from Olimpia in his native Honduras.

Welcome to Rayados, @alberthelis17

Elis started his professional career with Olimpia in 2013 and won a number of trophies in his three years with the club, including the Clausura 2013-14, Clausura 2014-15, and Clausura 2015-16 league titles and the 2015 Copa Honduras.

He participated with the Honduran U-23 team in the 2016 Rio Olympics, with the Catrachos reaching the semifinals. He also has one cap with the senior national team.

Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura 2016 Week 7

liga mxThe referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the seventh week of the Apertura 2016 Liga MX season.

Tijuana vs Pumas UNAM
Referee: Roberto García Orozco
Assistant 1: José Luis Camargo Callado
Assistant 2: Igor Itzsvan Flores Florian
Fourth Official: Diego Montaño Robles

Querétaro vs Necaxa
Referee: César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos
Assistant 1: Marvin César Torrentera Rivera
Assistant 2: Juan Carlos Salinas Salinas
Fourth Official: Miguel Ángel Flores Rodríguez

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Mexico Releases Roster for September World Cup Qualifiers

Mexico has released their 24-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras. El Tri will visit El Salvador on September 2nd and then host Honduras on September 6th.

Mexico is already qualified for the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, but they will be looking for statement wins anyway after a disappointing summer that involved a historic loss in the Copa América Centenario and crashing out in the group stage of the Río Olympics.

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