A trio of closed-door matches in Liga MX kicks off at 2 p.m. ET when Toluca hosts Club Atlas, and it may be the last match day of the clausura for some time.
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The visitors sit second-bottom and would close to within a point of 15th-place Toluca with a win at Nemesio Díez Stadium.
AS is reporting that Liga MX may suspend the season at the end of the Clasico Joven on Sunday, though there are also considerations of moving Matchday 11 up to midweek.
Liga MX ordered all matches behind closed doors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Later on, Necaxa can jump from 14th place into 10th with a win over hosts Santos Laguna.
The day finishes with an incredibly tasty match-up between Club America and Cruz Azul.
America can pass its visitors for second place with all three points, while Cruz Azul can leapfrog Club Leon for first place with a victory.
Sunday’s Liga MX schedule
Toluca v. Club Atlas — 2 p.m. ET
Santos Laguna v. Necaxa — 8 p.m. ET
Club America v. Cruz Azul — 10:15 p.m. ET
Week Two of the Apertura is nearly complete, and the soccer authorities deemed us worthy of a thriller at Olympic Stadium.
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Pumas 5-3 Necaxa
This game was bonkers, and featured one of the slickest nutmegs we’ve seen in some time.
More on that later, but a 1-1 halftime deadlock gave way to a half-dozen markers in a frenzied second half.
Necaxa’s Matias Fernandez saw his 53rd minute goal answered two minutes later by Carlos Gonzalez. Martin Rodriguez and Alan Mozo made it 4-2 by the 76th, but Necaxa again had a quick fire answer in the 78th through Victor Davila’s second of the night.
Gonzalez bagged his second in the 81st to effectively put the match to bed, but what a game.
Mozo’s goal was legitimately smooth.
Club America 3-0 Atlas
Guido Rodriguez’s double made sure Week 1 was just a stumble, as America came back with an inspired performance to move to 1W-1L on the Apertura.
Tigres 0-0 Tijuana
Guadalajara 0-1 Cruz Azul
Morelia 3-1 Santos Laguna
Puebla 2-1 Toluca
Queretaro 1-0 Pachuca
Lobos BUAP 2-0 Veracruz
Leon 0-2 Monterrey
Talk about putting your head in where it hurts…
Necaxa’s Rodrigo Prieto will never score a stranger goal than this. Fact.
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In a Copa MX game against Ascenso MX rivals Zacatepec, Prieto put his head towards the ball as goalkeeper Javier Caso threw the ball out.
As you can see from the clip, the ball cannoned off Prieto’s head and straight into the back of the next to draw Necaxa level in the first half after they had gone 1-0 down.
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Despite Caso and his teammates protesting to the officials than Prieto had impeded the goalkeeper as he threw the ball out, the goal stood and Necaxa went on to win the game 3-1.
Talk about using your head.