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Liga MX: Week 3 Recap (Jan. 20-22)

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Dorlan Pabon (R) of Monterrey vies for the ball with Julio Cesar Dominguez of Cruz Azul during their Mexican Clausura 2017 tournament football match at the Azul stadium in Mexico City on January 21, 2017 / AFP / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

There were a lot of storylines this weekend in Liga MX, and the games fans looked forward to did not disappoint, leaving us for more interesting games ahead for next week.

Take a look at how the teams did…

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Veracruz 1, Atlas 0

Despite looking like they were picking up form, Atlas ran into a roadblock on Friday against Veracruz. A 20th minute goal from Veracruz’s goal scoring machine, Leobardo López, proved to be too high of a task for Atlas to overcome.

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Tigres 4, Club América 2

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Things are not looking good for the Liga MX runner-ups, as they are now two games in with no points. Tigres looked nearly unstoppable on Friday night thanks to two braces by Ismael Sosa and Lucas Zelarayan. Although Club América were able to hang in the game for stretches, the offensive power was too much from Tigres.

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Cruz Azul 2, Monterrey 2

One of the most entertaining matches was that between Cruz Azul and Monterrey. It was almost the exact opposite of the previous week for Monterrey, as they took a two goal lead in the first half, only to lose it thanks to a red card. Cruz Azul pulled one back early in the second half, and a late own-goal helped secure them a point in the match.

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Santos Laguna 1, Morelia 1

Nestor Araujo put home a header after it deflected off the crossbar in the 32nd minute for Santos Laguna. However, a heartbreaking own-goal gave Morelia the equalizer in the 71st minute, spoiling the brilliant goal that gave Santos Laguna the lead.

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Pumas 1, Club León 0

Pumas were the most dominant team in that match, but it almost didn’t matter, as they were looking at a 0-0 ending against Club León. Yet, it was a late 90th minute goal from Jesús Gallardo which gave Pumas the goal they were looking for, securing three points.

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Nexaca 1, Pachuca 0

This weekends biggest upset was thanks to Maximiliano Barreiro and Nexaca. A goal in the 54th minute seemed to do the trick against heavyweights Pachuca. Although it was a back and forth battle, Necaxa held on for the very valuable three points against a favorite in the league.

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Tijuana Xolos 1, Chivas 0

It doesn’t have to be pretty, right? Despite not having much control in the match on the road against ChivasTijuana got their golden goal in the 74th minute from Milton Caraglio. They survived a barrage from Chivas, and walked away the victors.

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Chiapas 1, Toluca 0

If there were a runner-up to upset of the week, it was Chiapas downing Toluca on the road. Following the theme of the week, a late 72nd minute goal from Jonathan Fabro was all Chiapas needed to get the win. Also, another great week for former Águila keeper Moises Muñoz with two key saves in the match.

Puebla 0, Querétaro 0

Unfortunately, the weekend was ended with a bit of a lackluster match between Puebla and Querétaro. It was a fairly even face-off, but nothing found the back of the net.

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