América vs Veracruz – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

América earned a comfortable 4-1 victory against 10-man Veracruz – despite missing a penalty – to confirm the Águilas’ second-place finish and keep the Tiburones Rojos in last place. The result ends a three-game winless streak for América, who are unbeaten in 11, while Veracruz wraps up the season with a 10-game winless streak.

This game was played at Toluca’s Estadio Nemesio Diez due to poor field conditions in the Estadio Azteca, but the change of venue didn’t appear to bother América at all as they took the lead in the very first minute of play. Cecilio Domínguez sent a cross in from the left for Roger Martínez, who finished it off at the top of the six-yard box to make it 1-0.

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Pachuca vs León – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

Pachuca took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with León. The result will keep the Tuzos out of the playoffs, as they needed a win to move into the top eight; La Fiera were already eliminated from contention. Pachuca finishes the season with a six-game unbeaten streak, while León ends with a four-game winless streak.

The game was end-to-end from the beginning, with Pachuca desperate to score and León looking to play spoiler. Franco Jara had a few early opportunities, but Rodolfo Cota was alert to the danger. At the other end, Jean Meneses and Mauro Boselli were heavily involved for León.

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Querétaro vs Necaxa – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

Querétaro did their part with a 1-0 victory against Necaxa, and now must wait on other results to see if it will be enough to put them into the playoffs (update: with Pachuca’s draw, Queréaro has qualified for the playoffs). The result keeps the Gallos Blancos unbeaten in three while the Rayos finish the season with an eight-game winless streak – and zero road wins.

The hosts came out attacking and had the better of the run of play, with Marcel Ruiz and Camilo Sanvezzo combining well. Jimmy Gómez was also active in attack for the Gallos, and in the 28th minute he had a good chance but Necaxa’s defense recovered well.

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Puebla vs Tijuana – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

Neither team could end their season on a high note as Puebla and Tijuana closed out their participation in the Apertura 2018 with a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Poblanos winless in three, while the Xolos finish winless in six, but at least ended a four-game losing streak.

Puebla started the game off more aggressively as they looked for a final victory in front of their home fans, but they couldn’t create any truly dangerous opportunities. As the game wore on, the pace slowed down, and neither goalkeeper had much to do in the first half.

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Monarcas Morelia vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 17 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul locked up the superlíder position and first seed for the playoffs with a 0-2 away win against Monarcas Morelia. The result is a third straight victory for La Máquina, while the michoacanos have lost two of their last three and must now wait on other results to see if they’ll qualify for the Liguilla.

Jesús Corona didn’t travel to Morelia, with coach Pedro Caixinha choosing to rest him after his trip to Argentina with the national team, but backup keeper Guillermo Allison proved up to the task as he repeatedly denied Monarcas to preserve the shut out.

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Apertura 2018 Week 17: Where to Watch

Jornada 17 of the Liga MX Apertura 2018: 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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International Friendly: Argentina vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

Mexico fell 0-2 to Argentina on Friday night in the first of two international friendlies against the South Americans.

El Tri had an early chance through Raúl Jiménez, who met a cross from Marco Fabián with a diving header, but saw his attempt stopped by the crossbar in just the 2nd minute. Soon after that, Ramiro Funes Mori slipped and allowed Alan Pulido to play in Fabián, but his shot was easily stopped by Agustín Marchesín.

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International Friendly: Argentina vs Mexico – Where to Watch

Mexico will take on Argentina this Friday in the first of two November friendlies between El Tri and La Albiceleste.

The first game will be played in Córdoba, where Argentina will host Mexico in the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes. El Tri is still under the interim management of Ricardo Ferretti, while Argentina is also awaiting a new coach after Jorge Sampaoli left after the World Cup.

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Apertura 2018 Week 16 Standings & Statistics

Cruz Azul remained first place with their 2-1 victory against Lobos BUAP, while Veracruz remained last despite their 2-2 draw with Querétaro.

In the playoff race, Pumas UNAM, Santos Laguna, and Monterrey joined Cruz Azul and América as qualified teams, while Chivas de Guadalajara, Puebla, León, Lobos, and Tijuana joined Necaxa, Atlas, and Veracruz as teams unable to qualify.

In the relegation standings, Veracruz remained in last place with their draw against relegation rival Querétaro, while their other rivals Puebla and Lobos both lost.

Scores
Veracruz 2-2 Querétaro
Atlas 0-0 Pachuca
Cruz Azul 2-1 Lobos BUAP
León 0-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Tigres UANL 6-1 Puebla
Necaxa 1-1 Monterrey
Tijuana 2-3 Monarcas Morelia
Toluca 0-1 Pumas UNAM
Santos Laguna 1-1 América

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Santos Laguna vs América – Jornada 16 Recap and Highlights

Santos Laguna took the lead but couldn’t hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten at home this season but winless in two overall, while the Águilas are winless in three but unbeaten in 10.

The visitors had the first good chance of the game in the 9th minute, when Guido Rodríguez got past Osvaldo Martínez and tried his luck from distance, but Jonathan Orozco made the save. Santos responded with a chance from Eduar Preciado that Agustín Marchesin saved; Julio César Furch tried to finish off the rebound with a diving header, but his attempt went wide.

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