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Liga MX: Week 5 Recap

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 04: Luis Quintana of Pumas struggles for the ball with Enner Valencia of Tigres during the 5th round match between Pumas UNAM and Tigres UANL as part of the Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX at Olimpico Universitario Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

If this past weekend was an indicator of anything, it is that certain teams are hitting a very early rhythm. We saw some very lopsided results, while other teams who were expected to be stronger, had some problems.

Here’s a recap of the fifth week of Liga MX action…

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Rayados smash Club León

It didn’t take long for Monterrey to get a jump on Club León at home, as Avilés Hurtado put away one of the fanciest goals you’ll see all season. Defeating a defender to his left and slotting the ball home on an almost improbable angle.

From there, things only got worse for Club León. Rogelio Funes Mori made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute, and Club León picked up a red card only five minutes later.

The final score was 5-1, and Monterrey looks like they may very well get back to the final if they keep playing like they do.

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Pumas take down Tigres

Pumas needed to get off on the right foot against Tigres and they were able to do just that. Alejandro Arribas put away a header in the 19th minute to give the home side a 1-0 lead. Tigres was able to control the possession in the game, but Pumas was able to execute their own gameplay.

The game was wrapped up in the 35th minute, as Matías Alustisza chipped the second goal of the game for Pumas, closing out the three points at home.

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América puts away five goals against Lobos BUAP

Lobos BUAP had a big task in taking on América on the road, and that didn’t get any easier when their captain, Maza Rodríguez, was sent off in the 27th minute. After that incident, it was the Henry Martín show. The player who was unable to get things going against Bosnia successfully recorded a hat-trick.

This was also the second appearance for new signing Jérémy Ménez, and in the 82nd minute, Jérémy scored his first goal for América to finish the game off, 5-1.

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Other scores

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  • Atlas 2, Cruz Azul 1
  • Monarcas Morelia 3, Pachuca 2
  • Toluca 0, Necaxa 0
  • Tijuana Xolos 0, Santos Laguna 0
  • Puebla 2, Chivas 0
  • Veracruz 1, Querétaro 0

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