Category Archives: Apertura 2019

Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2019 Week 5

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 5 games.

Camilo Mayado of Atlético San Luis and Ángelo Sagal of FC Juárez were both given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.

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Leagues Cup Semifinals: Where to Watch

The new inter-league competition between Liga MX and MLS continues this week with the semifinal round. Just four teams from each league are competing this year, although expansion for 2020 has already been announced.

Liga MX teams dominated the quarterfinals, with three out of four advancing to this round, while just one Major League Soccer team moved on. The remaining four teams will now face off for a chance to contest the final.

In the event of a tie at the end of regulation, the game will go directly to a penalty shootout to determine advancement; no extra time will be played.

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Apertura 2019 Week 5 Standings & Statistics

Querétaro moved into first place with their 0-2 win against FC Juárez, while Veracruz remained last with their 2-0 loss to Pumas UNAM.

There are no perfect teams remaining after Santos Laguna fell to Necaxa, but Querétaro and América remain unbeaten; on the other hand, Puebla, Toluca, and Veracruz are all still winless.

Veracruz also remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente with their loss, while relegation rivals FC Juárez and Chivas de Guadalajara also lost, Atlético San Luis drew, and Querétaro won.  

Scores
Puebla 0-4 Pachuca
Atlas 1-3 Cruz Azul
Atlético San Luis 1-1 Tigres UANL
León 4-3 Chivas de Guadalajara
América 1-0 Monarcas Morelia
Monterrey 2-0 Toluca
Pumas UNAM 2-0 Veracruz
Necaxa 3-0 Santos Laguna
FC Juárez 0-2 Querétaro 

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América vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 5 Recap & Highlights

América remained perfect at home with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in the Apertura and extends their winning streak to three games, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.

Morelia started the game off well, with an early chance through Fernando Aristeguieta, but he put his shot wide. América had more of the possession after that, although they struggled to do much with it; goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between for most of the first 45.

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Monterrey vs Toluca – Jornada 5 Recap & Highlights

Monterrey remained perfect at home with a 2-0 victory against Toluca. The result gives the Rayados three straight wins, while the Diablos Rojos have now lost three in a row and remain winless in the Apertura.

Monterrey started the game off strongly, and dominated play against a Toluca side that still hasn’t managed to get into gear. The Rayados created chance after chance, and were stopped by the woodwork before finding the breakthrough in the 21st minute.

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León vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Jornada 5 Recap & Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara’s comeback attempt fell just short as León held on for a 4-3 victory. The result keeps La Fiera unbeaten at home this season, while ending a three-game unbeaten run for El Rebaño.

León started the game off strongly and they kept the ball in the visitors’ defensive third. Then, in the 16th minute, Josécarlos van Rankin brought down Jean Meneses in the box and León had the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. José Juan Macías took and converted the PK to give the hosts the 1-0 lead.

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Chelís Out at Puebla

José Luis Sánchez Solá is the first coaching casualty of the Apertura 2019. Following Puebla’s 0-4 loss to Pachuca on Friday, the club announced the departure of “Chelís” as head coach.

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Atlético San Luis vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 5 Recap & Highlights

Tigres UANL took a late lead but couldn’t hold it as 10-man Atlético San Luis came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Potosinos winless in two, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in three.

The first chance of the game fell for San Luis, with Matías Catalán getting free on the right and sending a shot just wide of Nahuel Guzmán’s goal. But after that opportunity, possession and chances began to tilt in Tigres’ favor.

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Atlas vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 5 Recap & Highlights

Cruz Azul earned their first road win of the season as they beat Atlas 1-3. The result gives La Máquina back-to-back victories while the Rojinegros have now lost two of their last three.

The visitors looked the better side from the start, while Atlas struggled to keep possession or string passes together. Their best chance of the half came in the 10th minute with a shot by Lorenzo Reyes; other than that, it was all Cruz Azul.

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Puebla vs Pachuca – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Pachuca snapped a two-game losing streak with an emphatic 0-4 away win against Puebla. The result gives the Tuzos their first victory of the Apertura 2019, while the Poblanos are still looking for their first win.

Pachuca didn’t take long to find the breakthrough, taking the lead in just the 6th minute. Jonathan Copete sent a perfect pass to Víctor Guzmán, who slipped in behind the defense and slotted his shot into the lower corner to make it 0-1.

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