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Apertura 2018 Copa MX Week 2 Standings & Statistics

The Apertura 2018 edition of the Copa MX continued this week with the second round of group stage games. This week favored the home teams, who picked up six wins and a draw with only two visitors walking off with victories.

América 3-0 Veracruz
Cafetaleros 1-1 Atlético San Luis
Chivas de Guadalajara 3-2 Monarcas Morelia
Pachuca 2-0 Santos Laguna
Necaxa 1-0 TM Fútbol Club
León 2-1 Querétaro
Zacatepec 2-3 Cruz Azul
Monterrey 2-1 Puebla
Toluca 2-3 FC Juárez

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Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2018 Week 2

The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and two physical trainers in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 2 games.

León will be without both Pedro Aquino and Fernando Navarro after the pair were given one-game suspensions for serious foul play and receiving two yellow cards in the same game, respectively.

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Apertura 2018 Copa MX Week 2: Where to Watch

The Apertura 2018 Copa MX continues this week with the second round of group stage games.

Current standings can be found here.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Apertura 2018 Week 2 Standings & Statistics

Pumas UNAM moved into first place with their 5-3 victory against Necaxa, while Veracruz dropped into last with their 2-0 loss to Lobos BUAP.

Veracruz dropped into last place in the relegation standings as well, while relegation rivals Puebla, Querétaro, and Lobos all won.

Monarcas Morelia 3-1 Santos Laguna
Puebla 2-1 Toluca
Querétaro 1-0 Pachuca
América 3-0 Atlas
Chivas de Guadalajara 0-1 Cruz Azul
Pumas UNAM 5-3 Necaxa
Lobos BUAP 2-0 Veracruz
Tigres UANL 1-0 Tijuana
León 0-2 Monterrey

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León vs Monterrey – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Monterrey earned a 0-2 away win against 9-man León to keep the Rayados perfect in the Apertura 2018. The result is a second straight loss for La Fiera, who are currently penultimate in the table.

Pre-game incidents cast a shadow on the game as fights between León and Monterrey fans ended up with authorities detaining 29 people. Liga MX posted a statement condemning such behavior and reminding fans that “safe stadiums are everyone’s responsibility”.

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Tigres UANL vs Tijuana – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Tigres UANL remained perfect with a 1-0 win against Tijuana. The result extends the universitarios‘ home unbeaten streak to a record-tying 29 games while ending the Xolos’ own unbeaten start to the Apertura season.

Tigres were on the front foot from the beginning as they attacked with intent. They came close in the 13th minute, when Luis Rodríguez tried his luck from distance, but Gibrán Lajud was alert to the danger and made the necessary save.

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Lobos BUAP vs Veracruz – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Lobos BUAP earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 defeat of Veracruz. The result is a second straight loss for the Tiburones Rojos, and a particularly painful one coming as it did against a relegation rival.

Veracruz nearly shot themselves in the foot early on, when Pedro Gallese got caught outside his box with the ball at his feet; Colin Kazim-Richards won the ball off the keeper but couldn’t take advantage of the empty net as his shot was off target.

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Pumas UNAM vs Necaxa – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Necaxa took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Pumas UNAM stormed back for a 5-3 victory. The result is a second straight win for the universitarios, while the Rayos suffered their first loss of the young season.

Pumas had the first chance of the game through Alan Mendoza, but his shot from distance crashed against the crossbar. Then, in the 13th minute, Necaxa took the lead with some good team play. Felipe Callegos found Brian Fernández in the box, and he sent the ball on to Víctor Dávila who made it 0-1 for the visitors.

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Chivas de Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

Cruz Azul remained top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a 0-1 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result extends El Rebaño’s long home winless streak, with Chivas last earning all three points in the Estadio Akron back in October 2017, while La Máquina have now won two in a row to start the season.

The game took place in a downpour in Guadalajara, which caused the kickoff to be delayed by about 25 minutes. The field was covered in patches of standing water, which resulted in a choppy, sloppy game.

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América vs Atlas – Jornada 2 Recap and Highlights

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.

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