C17 Copa MX Week 4 Review: Tuesday’s Games

copa corona mxToluca 1-1 Veracruz (Group 8)
Veracruz took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Toluca scored late on to make it 1-1. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten in the Copa MX and leaves the Tiburones Rojos winless. The hosts looked better in the early going, but it was the visitors who opened the scoring. In the 26th minute, Daniel Villalva got free and found Felipe Flores; the Chilean beat the goalkeeper to give Veracruz the 0-1 lead. Then, just before halftime, they had the opportunity to make it two after a 44th-minute foul gave them a penalty kick. However, Adrián Luna’s PK was stopped by Luis García to keep it 0-1.

In the second half, Toluca controlled the ball as they looked for a tying goal, but their final touch was lacking. Finally, in the 88th minute, Óscar Rojas sent in a low cross and debutant Andy García knocked it in to make it 1-1. Carlos Reinoso was then ejected from the sidelines in stoppage time to cap off a frustrating night for Veracruz.

With the 1-1 draw, Toluca reaches seven points while Veracruz still has two.

Puebla 1-0 Mineros de Zacatecas (Group 4)
Puebla remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a 1-0 victory over Mineros de Zacatecas. The loss, meanwhile, keeps Mineros winless in this competition. The lone goal of the game came in the 17th minute, when Jerónimo Amione’s shot from inside the box found the back of the net.

Mineros, who are currently leading Ascenso MX, pushed hard in the second half for a goal of their own, but Puebla’s defense stood firm. José Saturnino Cardozo was ejected from the sidelines in the 72nd minute, but even without their coach Puebla was able to hold on for the win.

With the 1-0 win, Puebla reaches seven points while Mineros still have two.

América 1-0 Coras Tepic (Group 3)
América moved into first place in Group 3 with a 1-0 win over Coras Tepic. The loss ends Coras’ unbeaten streak in the Copa MX. The Águilas took the lead early on, with Michael Arroyo’s shot from the edge of the box making it 1-0 in just the 7th minute. Coras had chances to tie the game, but they were unable to capitalize. Not even a penalty kick was enough to get them on the board, as Agustín Marchesín saved William Guzmán’s attempt from the spot with his foot.

In the second half, América looked for a second goal to put the game out of reach, but Coras’ defense frustrated them again and again. The visitors made some attacking forays of their own, but they were ultimately unable to find the breakthrough.

With the 1-0 win, América reaches six points while Coras still has six.

Cimarrones 0-1 Correcaminos (Group 1)
Correcaminos moved into first place in Group 1 with a 0-1 away win over Cimarrones.
In the 58th minute, Néstor Olgúin gave the visitors the lead with his left-footed shot from outside the box. His strike took a bit of a deflection on the way in, which was enough to wrong-foot the goalkeeper and make it 0-1 for the Roadrunners.

The hosts had a few chances to tie it, and José Moreno came closest with his attempt from inside the box, but he sent it over the crossbar.

With the 0-1 win, Correcaminos reach six points while Cimarrones still have three.

León 4-0 Zacatepec (Group 9)
León remained perfect in the Copa MX with a comfortable 4-0 win over Zacatepec. The loss is a third consecutive one for Zacatepec, who have yet to earn a single point in the competition. León started the scoring early, with Mauro Boselli making it 1-0 in just the 5th minute of the game, but after that La Fiera were kept off the board until the second half.

In the 52nd minute, Boselli scored his second when he finished off the rebound from Christian Valdez’s own attempt, and that goal opened the floodgates for León. In the 61st minute, Luis Montes made it 3-0 with his point-blank shot, before Diego Novaretti added a fourth in the 81st minute with his header.

With the 4-0 win, León reaches nine points while Zacatepec still has zero.

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