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Liga MX: Week 1 Apertura Recap

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Silvio Romero (L) of America celebrates his goal against Chiapas during their Mexican Apertura 2016 Tournament football match at the Azteca stadium on July 16, 2016, in Mexico city. / AFP / STR

The summer break has concluded and Liga MX action has finally resumed. We saw some interesting results to start off the 2016 Apertura season!

Take a look at how the teams did…

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Friday, July 15

Tijuana Xolos 2, Monarcas Morelia 0

Tijuana was too much for guests Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Caliente. A goal in both halves from Dayro Moreno gave the home team enough to close out the first week with three points.

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Saturday, July 16

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Querétaro 2, Veracruz 0

Querétaro was on the wrong side of possession against Veracruz, but in the 70th minute, Emmanuel Villa broke the 0-0 deadlock to give them a 1-0 lead. Eleven minutes later, Neri Cardozo killed off Veracruz with a goal for the 2-0 victory.

Monterrey 1, Puebla 1

Monterrey started off on the right foot with a goal in the 9th minute against Puebla. However, Puebla did not die off easy against the northern powerhouse. In the 72nd minute, Alexis Canelo equalized for the road team, and they walked away with one point in one of the most intimidating stadiums in the league.

Atlas 1, Toluca 1

Both teams entered the season with the desire to correct what went wrong in a very lackluster season for both in the Clausura. Neither got the victory, but both will take away a point from week one.

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Pachuca 5, Club León 1

Mexican youngster, Hirving Lozano, might not close out the season with Pachuca, but he started off the Apertura with a brace. Pachuca, reigning champs, did not lose a step in the 5-1 beating of Club León.

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Necaxa 0, Cruz Azul 0

Newly promoted Necaxa are looking to change the fortune of teams that have been promoted, and they were able to walk away with a point in week one against a strong Cruz Azul side.

Club América 2, Chiapas 0

Club América kicked off their season with three points against Chiapas. In the 50th minute, Darwin Quintero opened up the scoring for the Mexico City giant. Silvio Romero finished the game off with a distance shot in the 90th minute for the 2-0 victory.

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Pumas 1, Chivas Guadalajara 0

Chivas might have dictated the majority of the game, winning over 59% possession, but a poorly clearance from Jair Pereira went right into his own goal, giving Pumas the 1-0 lead. Late in the match, Chivas won a controversial penalty, but Carlos Peña could not convert, and Chivas start the season with no point salvaged.

Santos Laguna 0, Tigres 0

Not much between these two in the first game of the year. Tigres was superior on the possession side, but Santos Laguna got their own shots in the match. Either way, both left the game with a point.

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Current Standings

  1. Pachuca
  2. Club América
  3. Tijuana Xolos
  4. Querétaro
  5. Pumas
  6. Atlas
  7. Monterrey
  8. Puebla
  9. Toluca
  10. Cruz Azul
  11. Necaxa
  12. Santos Laguna
  13. Tigres
  14. Chivas
  15. Chiapas
  16. Morelia
  17. Veracruz
  18. Club León

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