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Liga MX: Week 2 Apertura Recap

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Nestor Calderon of Chivas celebrates with teammate Jair Pereira after scoring the first and winning goal during the 2nd round match between Chivas and Monterrey as part of the Torneo Apertura 2016 Liga MX at Chivas Stadium on July 23,...More July 23, 2016

Week two of the 2016 Apertura season resumed this weekend, and Liga MX continues to shock viewers with unexpected results. Take a look at how your favorite team did, and how your rivals are stacking up!

Friday, July 22

Santos Laguna 0, Veracruz 2

In one of the most shocking results in the second week, Veracruz, the underdog, came out and put Santos Laguna on its back on Friday. Gabriel Panalba got Veracruz on the board early in the 18th minute, and Veracruz held off till halftime with the 1-0 lead. Gabriel sealed the deal in the 89th minute with one more goal for the two goal victory.

Saturday, July 23

Cruz Azul 0, Pumas 0

A lackluster performance by both sides in this battle of Mexico City. Despite taking 12 more shots than PumasCruz Azul could not get on the board.

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Atlas 0, Tigres 0

This is the second week we see Tigres look poor, while Atlas continue to gather up points slowly.

Monarcas Morelia 2, Querétaro 2

Raúl Ruidiaz got Morelia the lead in the stoppage time of the first half. The second half was an explosion of goals, as Diego Valdes gave Morelia the 2-0 lead over Querétaro. However, Juan Forlin got one back for Querétaro in the 68th minute, and Neri Cardozo works his magic again to get the equalizer in the 93rd minute.

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Club América 3, Toluca 1

It was Oribe Peralta’s day on Saturday, as he earned himself a hat trick against rivals Toluca. In the 28th minute, Carlos Esquivel was able to equalize for Toluca, but the second half was all Oribe. Two goals helped boosted Club América to its second straight win.

Necaxa 0, Club León 0

Another rare stalemate in Liga MX play, but newly promoted Necaxa continue to impress. It was a evenly fought match with both teams having 7 shots, and possession nearly 50-50 the entire 90 minutes.

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Chivas 1, Monterrey 0

Chivas were looking to get back on track after a poor loss in the week prior, and they were able to do just that. Nestor Calderón gave Chivas the 1-0 lead with a spectacular goal in the 68th minute. Chivas were able to hold off Monterrey to see out their first win.

Pachuca 2, Chiapas 0

The reigning champions continue to impress with another big victory in week two. Pachuca are looking like the clear favorites early on…but can they keep this train going? Time will tell in the bizarre world of Liga MX football.

Sunday, July 24

Puebla 3, Tijuana Xolos 2

In one of the more wilder games of the weekend, Puebla were able to take advantage of several poor defensive decisions by Xolos and got the three points, despite a bit of a comeback by Tijuana.

Current Standings

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

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