Liga MX: Goals, Results and Analysis from Week 13

Karla Villegas GamaFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2013

Liga MX: Goals, Results and Analysis from Week 13

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    Another week is in the books for the Liga MX and it brought with it the Mexican derby between America and Guadalajara.

    The Aguilas proved once again how powerful their offense is and defeated Chivas in style. This win gave them a six-point lead over Leon.

    There was only one draw on Matchday 13. Pachuca and Veracruz scored one goal apiece in Angel Reyna’s comeback, after he suffered an elbow injury two weeks ago.

    Pumas are still struggling and now they sit at the bottom of the table after losing to Santos.

    Join me to find out all the details.  

Results

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    Photo: Mexsport
    Photo: Mexsport

    Morelia opened the matchday with a win over Chiapas. Hector Mancilla scored the winner and became Monarcas' top scorer with eight goals.

    Tijuana hosted Queretaro and took advantage of playing on home soil. The Gallos Blancos were messy in defense and Fidel Martinez benefited, left completely alone on the left post to score the only goal of the game.

    In the Mexican derby, America coach Miguel Herrera sent in Luis Gabriel Rey, Raul Jimenez and Rubens Sambueza to show off his side’s powerful offense. It worked.

    The three of them teamed up to inflict a lot of damage to Chivas’ defense. Jimenez and Rey scored for the Aguilas and gave Guadalajara its fifth defeat of the season.

    The backbone was also at its best, and held off constant attacks from Marco Fabian. America has the best defense of the 2013 Apertura.

    Atlante secured a very important win over Monterrey. The Potros sit at the bottom of the relegation table. With just four matchdays left in the schedule, they need to step up and grab as many points as possible.

    Tigres lost to Toluca at the Estadio Universitario. The Diablos Rojos are still the best offense of the tournament with 29 goals, nine of them from Pablo Velazquez, who is also the top scorer of the tournament.

    After losing to Cruz Azul last week, Leon beat Puebla, but it was not easy. Rafael Marquez was sent off in the 27th minute due to a tough tackle. His team had to play with 10 footballers for almost 60 minutes.

    However, Leon pulled it together and secured the win with a couple of goals by Luis Montes and Mauro Boselli.

    Atlas fired coach Omar Asad after losing to Cruz Azul. Asad left the team with a 0-8-5 record. The Zorros are the only team that has not won in the 2013 Apertura.

    The club is also trying to avoid relegation; they sit penultimate in that table.

    UNAM have only won once and is the worst team in home matches, with five defeats and one draw.

    Pumas have a lot of trouble on offense. They have only scored five times, the lowest for any team in the tournament.

    Here are the complete results:

    Friday, October 4

    Morelia

    2-1

    Chiapas

    Tijuana

    1-0

    Queretaro

    Saturday, October 5

    America

    2-0

    Guadalajara

    Atlante

    2-1

    Monterrey

    Pachuca

    1-1

    Veracruz

    Tigres

    1-2

    Toluca

    Leon

    3-1

    Puebla

    Atlas

    1-2

    Cruz Azul

    Sunday, October 6

    UNAM

    0 - 1

    Santos

5. Aldo Leao, Morelia

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    Leao took advantage of his speed to latch on to a forward pass and score the equalizer. This was his third goal in the 2013 Apertura.

    Leao has become one of Monarcas' cornerstones. He is playing his 11th tournament with the club.

4. Arturo Gonzalez, Atlas

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    It is true that Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona did not read the ball's trajectory correctly, but the way Gonzalez struck the ball was superb.

    Despite his effort from outside the box, Atlas lost yet again in the tournament.

3. Juninho, Tigres

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    The Brazilian has a superb touch and he proved it in the game against Toluca.

    He scored a free-kick that gave Tigres a draw. It was the perfect moment as the Diablos Rojos were in full control.

    Juninho also scored in Week 9 and Week 10.

2. Raul Jimenez, America

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    Jimenez is America's top scorer with seven goals. The 22-year-old proved himself in the Mexican derby.

    He left the defender behind and received a cross from Sambueza to send the ball into the back of the net with a superb header.

1. Daniel Arreola, Pachuca

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    The last time Arreola scored in the local league was in April 2012. One year and a half later, the left-back did it again in style.

    Arreola took a chance from outside the box and put the ball in by the left post. Veracruz keeper Edgar Hernandez could not do anything despite his spectacular dive. 

General Table

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    Photo: Mexsport
    Photo: Mexsport

    Here's where the teams stand after 13 matchdays.

    POSITION

    TEAM

    P

    W

    D

    L

    GF

    POINTS

    1

    America

    12

    10

    1

    1

    18

    31

    2

    Leon

    13

    7

    4

    2

    8

    25

    3

    Toluca

    13

    6

    5

    2

    16

    23

    4

    Santos

    12

    6

    5

    1

    8

    23

    5

    Morelia

    13

    7

    2

    4

    4

    23

    6

    Cruz Azul

    13

    7

    2

    4

    3

    23

    7

    Chiapas

    13

    5

    5

    3

    2

    20

    8

    Queretaro

    13

    5

    4

    4

    0

    19

    9

    Tijuana

    13

    4

    4

    5

    -1

    16

    10

    Puebla

    13

    3

    6

    4

    -1

    15

    11

    Veracruz

    13

    3

    6

    4

    -2

    15

    12

    Tigres

    12

    3

    5

    4

    -1

    14

    13

    Monterrey

    13

    3

    4

    6

    -4

    13

    14

    Pachuca

    13

    2

    6

    5

    -5

    12

    15

    Atlante

    13

    2

    3

    8

    -13

    9

    16

    Atlas

    13

    0

    8

    5

    -10

    8

    17

    Chivas

    12

    1

    5

    6

    -10

    8

    18

    UNAM

    13

    1

    5

    7

    -12

    8