We are gong to be doing this a little different this week. There were two massive stories over the weekend that deserve extra coverage: El Clásico and the Tigres vs Veracruz match. Both caught headlines not only in Mexico, but in other parts of the world.
Take a look at what happened…
Tigres 3, Veracruz 0: Mayhem in the stands
It was the first match of the week, and it was one that would end up being unforgettable…for all the wrong reasons. Tigres handled their business as the guests in Veracruz, dismantling the home team with ease. They finally got back on the winning track right before CONCACAF Champions league resumes.
However, after the match, fans of Veracruz began to fight with those of Tigres. The Tigres team made their way to the side of the field where the fights were happening to see what was going on. The manager Ricardo Ferreti yelled at police and asked why there were none of them up there to help the road fans.
Tuca Ferretti apparently angry with the police and security in Veracruz.
— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) February 18, 2017
The scenes from the stands were intense, and it is clear that the federation will need to come in to make severe punishments. This type of behavior is beyond unacceptable, especially when there were reports that fans of Veracruz had weapons on them.
It would not be surprising if a major hammer comes down on Veracruz and they are forced to finish the season with no fan presence, yet, nothing has been determined.
It is the biggest rivalry in Liga MX, and it was sure the entertaining one on Saturday. It was the home team in Chivas who got the bragging rights over Club América. Alan Pulido was taken down in the area and Chivas were given a penalty in the 30th minute. Ángel Zaldivar stepped up and converted to give Chivas the 1-0 lead.
Club América did not have much going for them, especially when Miguel Samudio was shown a red card in the 50th minute. Replays of what happened were less criminal than first sight, and Club América was upset with good reason.
Yet, one of the biggest talking points of the match was when Ricardo La Volpe walked onto the pitch and tripped Chivas player Jesús Sánchez, resulting in La Vople being sent to the locker room.
The Liga MX clásico also featured Facebook’s first live stream of the game in English, and it seemed to be a hit. There were reports that the live streamed hit over 32,000 views in its first, very impressive debut.
Not only did the commentators understand the game and give good information to the viewer, but the stream itself was actually synched with the TV, no lag whatsoever.
Highest I saw was 31.2k viewers. https://t.co/PIKaoP3tsc
— The Colorful Kit (@TheColorfulKit) February 19, 2017
Other Liga MX scores from the weekend
- Atlas 0, Cruz Azul 0
- Monterrey 1, Pachuca 0
- Toluca 2, Morelia 0
- Club León 2, Santos Laguna 2
- Querétaro 1 Necaxa 0
- Pumas 3, Tijuana Xolos 3
- Puebla 3, Chiapas 0
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