América remained perfect at home this season with a 3-0 victory against 10-man Monterrey. The result give the Águilas a three-game winning streak, while the Rayados saw their perfect start to the season come to an end.
The game started off at a measured pace, with both sides studying their opponent. Neither team took control, and it was ultimately a defensive error that allowed América to open the scoring. Monterrey lost the ball while trying to play out of the back and Roger Martínez pounced to make it 1-0 in the 23rd minute.
Pachuca’s poor start to the Apertura continued with a 1-3 home loss to América. The result keeps the Tuzos winless this season, although they did manage to score their first league goal, while the Águilas have now won two in a row.
The visitors came out attacking and Alfonso Blanco had to be alert to keep out a pair of chances from Andrés Ibargüen. But the keeper couldn’t preserve the shutout for long, as Diego Lainez gave América the 0-1 lead with his shot to the far post in the 15th minute.
Necaxa vs Lobos BUAP – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Necaxa (11th) fell 5-3 to Pumas UNAM last weekend to give them their first loss of the young season. The Rayos will look to get back on track when they return home for this one, and they did earn a 1-0 win against TM Fútbol Club in the Copa MX in midweek. Necaxa’s defense will need to be better, though; last week’s shellacking means the Rayos currently have the worst defensive record in the league.
As for Lobos BUAP (8th), the Licántropos beat Veracruz 2-0 last weekend to give them their first win of the season. Lobos are still winless on the road, though, and they’ll look to change that here. They’ll have the advantage of being better-rested than Necaxa, as Lobos did not have a midweek game. They’ve also scored in both their games to date and they’ll look to give Necaxa’s defense another difficult outing in this one.
América earned their first win of the Apertura 2018 in style with a 3-0 thumping of Atlas. The result shows the Águilas are still hard to beat at home, while Atlas continues their poor road form and remains winless in the Apertura.
The Rojinegros started the game off well, though, as they controlled possession. But the visitors were unable to turn that possession into goals, while América struck from a set piece to take the lead.
Necaxa fought off a comeback attempt by América to earn a 2-1 victory in their season opener.
Goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between at the start, with both teams taking their time settling into the game. Then, in the 33rd minute, Necaxa capitalized on an error as América tried to play out of the back, with Víctor Dávila beating Bruno Valdéz and then shooting past a frozen Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
Toronto FC picked up a 3-1 victory against América in the first leg of their 2018 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series on a cold, rainy night at BMO Field.
The hosts opened the scoring early on from the penalty spot. In the 8th minute, Edson Álvarez was called for bringing down Sebastian Giovinco in the box, and the Italian stepped up to take the ensuing penalty kick. He sent Agustín Marchesín the wrong way to give Toronto the 1-0 lead.
América earned a 1-3 away victory over Tauro FC to put the Águilas comfortably into the semifinals of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League with a 7-1 aggregate win.
After winning 4-0 in the first leg, América was firmly in control of this series – and the only Liga MX team to go into the second leg with an aggregate lead. When the Águilas scored just six minutes into this game to give them an away goal as well, there was no way back for Tauro.
América ended a three-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory against León. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten this season, while La Fiera has now lost four road games in a row.
América had the better of the chances early on, with Cecilio Domínguez trying his luck in the 7th minute, although Guillermo Burdisso was able to block the shot. León, meanwhile, struggled to generate much in the final third with the absences of Mauro Boselli and Elías Hernández.
América took a commanding 4-0 lead in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series against Tauro FC.
The Panamanians came to the Azteca to defend, and it took América a little time to find the breakthrough. But in the 19th minute, Joe Corona gave the hosts the lead with a left-footed shot from the top of the box.