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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Costa Rica – Recap and Highlights

In their first home game of the Hex, Mexico beat Costa Rica 2-0 to move into first place in the standings. The result keeps El Tri unbeaten in this round of qualifying, while the Ticos suffered their first loss.

The game started perfectly for Mexico, with Javier Hernández giving the hosts the lead in just the 7th minute. Chicharito chipped Keylor Navas after receiving a through ball from Carlos Vela to make it 1-0; the goal, his 46th for the national team, ties him with Jared Borgetti as Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer.

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Puebla vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

In this relegation six-pointer, a last-minute goal gave Monarcas Morelia the 0-1 away win against Puebla. The result is a second straight victory for Morelia and keeps them unbeaten in three, while Puebla has now lost two in a row.

Neither team wanted to lose this game far more than either one wanted to win it. Play was decidedly cautious for long stretches of the game, and goal-scoring chances didn’t begin to appear in earnest until the second half.

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Pumas UNAM vs América – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

América let a two-goal lead slip, but a late goal by Cecilio Domínguez gave the Águilas a 2-3 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps América unbeaten in three while Pumas suffered their first home loss of the season.

The universitarios started the game off better as they looked to take advantage of América’s absentees, as well as the forced substitution of the injured Miguel Samudio. In the 18th minute, they nearly opened the scoring when Jesús Gallardo found an open Nicolás Castillo, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.

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Necaxa vs Jaguares de Chiapas – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end Necaxa and Jaguares de Chiapas had to settle for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in three but winless in four, while Jaguares remain winless in two and winless in four on the road.

With both teams involved in the relegation fight, there was plenty of motivation on both sides to earn a victory. Necaxa seized the initiative and began to test Moisés Muñoz, with Edson Puch having the first opportunity of the night.

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Chivas de Guadalajara vs Veracruz – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Chivas de Guadalajara reclaimed first place in the table with a 2-0 victory over Veracruz. The win is a second consecutive one for El Rebaño, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost five in a row.

Chivas started the game off strongly and nearly opened the scoring just a minute in, when Alan Pulido found Ángel Zaldívar, but Pedro Gallese was able to react and save Zaldívar’s attempt on the line.

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León vs Toluca – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

A late goal gave Toluca a 2-3 away win against León. The victory ends a two-game losing streak for the Diablos Rojos, while León remains winless in eight and rooted to the foot of the table. 

Desperate to end their poor run of form, León took the initiative early on. However, their forays down the wings didn’t translate into goals, and as time passed Toluca settled into the game and began to press their lines higher up the field.

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Monterrey vs Atlas – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Monterrey moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Atlas. The win keeps the Rayados unbeaten at home this season while the Rojinegros are now winless in two.

The hosts started the game off strongly, with their first good chance coming in just the second minute. However, Dorlan Pabón was unable to put his shot on target after receiving a through ball in the box.

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Querétaro vs Pachuca – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Querétaro extended their home winning streak to three games with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Pachuca. The loss ends the Tuzos’ two-game winning streak and continues their poor road form.

Querétaro jumped out to an early lead just three minutes into the game. Yerson Candelo beat John Stefan Medina to a cross and finished it off to give the Gallos Blancos the 1-0 lead.

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Cruz Azul vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul and Tigres UANL played out a 0-0 draw on Saturday night that leaves La Máquina with just one win in their last nine. Meanwhile, the universitarios extended their unbeaten streak to four games.

Both teams had chances in the first half, but the final touch was lacking. Martín Cauteruccio was particularly profligate for Cruz Azul, as the Uruguayan failed to capitalize on no fewer than three good opportunities.

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Tijuana vs Santos Laguna – Jornada 11 Recap and Highlights

Tijuana scored a stoppage-time goal to snatch a 1-1 draw against Santos Laguna in the opening game of matchweek 11. The result leaves the Xolos winless in two while the Laguneros are now winless in six.

The game started off well for the visitors, with Santos controlling the run of play in the early going. Ulises Rivas forced Gibran Lajud into a good save in the 20th minute, and two minutes after that Osvaldo Martínez gave them the lead with a shot from distance.

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