Liga MX had a week of no play due to the devastating earthquake which took place in Mexico City and surrounding areas, but the league resumed on Tuesday. Moreover, some of Mexico’s players abroad took part in some Champions League action but received split results.
Here’s a look at what happened…
FC Porto wins big over Monaco, Benfica blasted by FC Basel
FC Porto was faced with a daunting task of taking on Monaco in their own home, but they didn’t sit back and try to avoid an onslaught of attack by the opposition. Héctor Herrera started the match and captained FC Porto in the big Champions League battle. As FC Porto saw themselves up 2-0, Miguel Layún added the last killer goal to Monaco. It was a motivating victory for the Portuguese side, and all four Mexicans at the club saw action in the match.
Over to Raúl Jiménez and Benfica, the result on the road was much different. FC Basel scored very early and virtually ran Benfica off the pitch. Horrible mistakes made the final scoreline 0-5 for the reigning champions of Portugal. The only small bright side was that Raúl went the full 90 minutes, and was also rated the best player for Benfica (SofaScore), even though that means little in such a lopsided loss.
Crazy results in Liga MX
- Lobos BUAP 2, Chivas 1
- Atlas 2, Puebla 1
- Veracruz 2, Morelia 1
- Tigres 1, Xolos 0
- Club León 2, Club América 1
- Toluca 2, Pumas 1
- Necaxa 1, Querétaro 0
- Monterrey vs Santos Laguna (Postponed)
- Pachuca 4, Cruz Azul 0
Both América and Chivas had their hearts torn out in the dying minutes of play. Chivas lost to Lobos BUAP from a brilliant bicycle kick by Amaury Escoto in the 85th minute. Club América on the other hand, lost in the final minute on a bizarre play. A second ball made its way onto the pitch but the play resumed and Hernán Burbano scored a golazo to win the match.
In one of the most shocking matches of the week, Pachuca absolutely took apart Cruz Azul. Two goals from Víctor Guzmán, one from Edson Puch, and a dagger from Keisuke Honda were what handed Cruz Azul their first loss of the season.
Other Mexico news
- It has been confirmed that Mexico’s national team will take part in a European tour in November. They will play Belgium on November 10, and against Poland on November 13.
- Mexico’s U17 will kickoff their World Cup on October 8 against Iraq.
- Mexico’s U12 team defeated Argentina, 2-0, to claim its second Danone Nations Cup title.
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