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Clausura 2018 Copa MX Week 5: Where to Watch

The Clausura 2018 edition of the Copa Corona MX continues this week with the fifth round of group-stage games.

Current standings can be found here.

All times Eastern, home team listed first.

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Pumas UNAM vs Tigres UANL – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Pumas UNAM remained unbeaten in the Clausura 2018 with a 2-0 victory against Tigres UANL. The result leaves Tigres winless on the road this season and ends their three-game unbeaten streak.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 18th minute, when Alejandro Arribas met a cross from Pablo Barrera with his header, beating Nahuel Guzmán to give the universitarios the 1-0 lead.

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América vs Lobos BUAP – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

América remained unbeaten this season with an emphatic 5-1 victory against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Licántropos winless this season and stranded at the foot of the table.

América started the game off attacking and they only got more dominant after Francisco Rodríguez was shown a straight red card in the 20th minute for a bad foul on Oribe Peralta. The Águilas finally opened the scoring in the 35th minute, when Renato Ibarra sent in a corner kick for Henry Martín, who headed it home to make it 1-0.

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Necaxa vs Toluca – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

With a saved penalty at the death, neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Necaxa and Toluca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in two but winless at home this season while the Diablos Rojos are unbeaten in three but winless in two.

The hosts had the better of the chances in the first half. In the 22nd minute, Matías Fernández hit the post with a free kick; then, following a corner kick, Carlos González saw his header cleared off the line by Rodrigo Salinas.

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Santos Laguna vs Tijuana – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Santos Laguna and Tijuana played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps Santos unbeaten at home this season, while the Xolos remain unbeaten overall as they posted their fifth straight clean sheet to start the Clausura 2018.

Both teams came out attacking and Tijuana nearly took the lead in the 7th minute, when Gustavou Bou hit the post. Throughout the course of the half, though, it was Santos who had the better of the opportunities.

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Monterrey vs León – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Monterrey remained unbeaten this season – and moved into first place in the table, pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with an emphatic 5-1 victory against León. The result is a second straight heavy loss for La Fiera,  who remain winless in three.

The Rayados, looking for their first home win of the season, poured the pressure on early. By the time Avilés Hurtado opened the scoring in the 16th minute, Monterrey had already seen a shot cleared off the line and a would-be goal disallowed. After Hurtado made it 1-0 with some good individual play, the hosts completely dominated the game.

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Pachuca vs Monarcas Morelia – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Monarcas Morelia came from behind to earn a 2-3 away win against 10-man Pachuca. The result is a second straight win for the Monarquía, while the Tuzos have now lost back-to-back games.

The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in the 19th minute. Erick Gutiérrez opened the scoring for Pachuca with a shot from distance into the corner to make it 1-0.

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Querétaro vs Veracruz – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Veracruz earned their first win of the season with a 0-1 away victory against relegation rivals Querétaro. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos winless at home in the Clausura 2018, while the Tiburones Rojos are now unbeaten in two.

The visitors had the first good chance of the game in the 11th minute, when Diego Chávez put his header on target, but Tiago Volpi was there to make the save. The Tiburones Rojos had the better of the run of play, and they took the lead in the 27th minute.

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Atlas vs Cruz Azul – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Atlas came from behind to beat 9-man Cruz Azul 2-1, giving the Rojinegros their first win of the Clausura 2018 season. The result ends La Máquina’s unbeaten start to the season and leaves them winless in three.

The game started off perfectly for the visitors, though, as they took the lead in the second minute. Brayan Garnica lost the ball trying to play out of the back; Martín Rodríguez sent a cross in from the left and Carlos Fierro headed it home to put Cruz Azul up 0-1 very early on.

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Puebla vs Chivas de Guadalajara – Jornada 5 Recap and Highlights

Puebla remained perfect at home this season with a 2-0 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara, a victory that puts the Poblanos top of the table pending the rest of this weekend’s games. The result is a second straight loss for El Rebaño, and their first loss in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc in nearly a decade.

The game started off perfectly for the hosts, with Puebla taking the lead in just the third minute. Francisco Acuña got the ball in the box and tried a shot; it was blocked, with the rebound falling back to Acuña, who tried again. This time he hit the post, and still Chivas couldn’t clear the ball. Omar Fernández pounced on the rebound to head Puebla ahead, 1-0.

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