Chivas striker Miguel Sabah fights for the ball with Edwin William Hernández. Photo: EFE/Ulises Ruiz Basurto
Tijuana back to the winner's circle
After losing to Jaguares last weekend, Xolos secured another win at Estadio Caliente, this time against Atlante.
It was a disappointing match for the Potros, especially because Tijuana played with a backup squad as it had a Copa Libertadores game scheduled for this week.
Atlante has had a tough season, and it will not be easy for the club to overturn the situation. Potros needs to regroup quickly.
There has not been a clear strategy so far, and the defense is lost. Plus there is no force in the attacking zone.
Pachuca lost the winning streak
After taking away the undefeated streak from Cruz Azul on the seventh matchday, Pachuca lost to Morelia; the club had won its last three games.
Monarcas climbed two spots in the general table thanks to a surprising win over Tuzos. This was Carlos Bustos debut as Morelia manager after Rubén Omar Romano was fired.
Pachuca was starting to show improvement but this result is a setback for Gabriel Caballero's team.
The main issue was that the players were out of rhythm and were shocked after Morelia's opener in the 7th minute.
Santos won after a month
The Guerreros surprised América in style. Darwin Quintero was the man of the hour and he scored in the 18th minute.
Oribe Peralta reappeared after being out due to an injury. El Cepillo is clearly a very valuable asset for the team. He has scored four times this season, half of Santos' goals in Clausura 2013. Last weekend he assisted Quintero for the winning goal.
América was a mess. The defense was confused and the midfielders could not keep the ball. Moisés Muñoz saved the team repeatedly.
This result was a relief for the Guerreros, as they had not won since January.
UNAM is trying to keep the momentum
Pumas is another team that did not have the start that fans expected but is slowly getting there.
In its visit to San Luis the club secured its third victory of the season.
The squad is getting stronger and the youngsters have taken the limelight quickly. Javier Cortés scored his fourth goal of the season with a magnificent volley.
San Luis did not offer much, and is the only club that has not won yet. The Reales have lost six games and tied two. If Eduardo Fentanes' boys do not perform better they is at risk of being relegated.
Guadalajara finally revived
Good news for Chivas. Marco Fabián gave Guadalajara the win over León with two goals, one of them from outside the box.
Different from last season, when Rafael Márquez Lugo was the club's top scorer, this time Fabián is taking the leadership of the team.
Chivas needs to get stronger in the back. The Panzas Verdes goal came in a corner kick, due to a distraction from Víctor Peráles. However, the club is finally working as a team, has depth and creativity that lacked in previous dates.