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Here are the top headlines from Mexico after Week 5 of play in Liga MX.
Liga MX Week 5 headlines: Three of the 'Top Four' in crisis 
Chivas 0-1 Santos
Week 5 of the Liga MX has come to an end with some of its biggest teams struggling, while another remains perfect through five matches. One of the tournament underdogs remain undefeated in a so far nearly flawless campaign. While tempers flared between manages, which lead to some shameful scenes in Tijuana. 

Here are the top headlines from Mexico after Week 5 of play in Liga MX. 

1. Pumas, Cruz Azul and Chivas in crisis

Week 5 was not a kind week for some of Mexico's biggest teams. Pumas UNAM, Cruz Azul, and Chivas all lost their matches, and Pumas even lost their manager. The weekend action all started on Thursday night as Pumas took a 2-1 loss the reigning champs Leon. Cruz Azul traveled to Monterrey and received a Dorlan Pabon hat-trick for a 3-1 loss, and Chivas gave up a late counterattack goal to Carlos Darwin Quintero at home to fall 0-1 to Santos Laguna. 

Cruz Azul sits in 13th place with 5 points after five games, while Chivas and Pumas sit next to each other in 15th and 16th place with 4 points and 3 points respectfully. 

2. No stopping America 

Club America struggled at times against Morelia, but star summer signing Oribe Peralta found the winning goal to push America to a 3-2 win over Monarcas. With this last win, the team equals a club record of five consecutive wins in the first five matches of the season set by Mario Carillo's Aguilas back in 2002. The three goals scored on Saturday take America to 13 goals so far, making them the best offense in the league. 

3. Xolos win, Farias fights 

Club Tijuana achieved their first win of the season on Friday with a 2-1 victory against Chiapas FC. Argentine striker Dario Benedetto struck a brace to lead the team to their first set of three points. But the win was overshadowed by the scuffle between their manager and the visiting coaching staff. Both sides had their coaches ejected at halftime. Read more on the embarrassing incident.   

4. Atlas right on America's heels

Club America and their perfect start might be catching most of the media attention, but there is a team in Guadalajara right on their heels, and it is not their arch rivals Chivas. The Atlas Rojinegros have put together four consecutive wins following their opening match 0-0 draw with Tigres. They sit in second place in the league table with 13 points, only 2 points behind America. The last time Tomas Boy was in charge of the club he lead them to a top 3 finish in the league table, and now looks to repeat the feat. 


5. Toluca on the up

Toluca have been riding a wave of form going up, down, and right back up. They finish Week 5 on a high note after their 3-0 win over 2013 season's runners up Pachuca. The real test for the Mexican Red Devils will be to string two consecutive wins together, and then maybe three and get a hot streak going. Last season, Toluca finished the regular season in second place and reached the CONCACAF Champions League Final. Jose Saturnino Cardozo's boys will want to improve and bring in a trophy this semester. 

Here are the weekend's results and League Table:

League Table and results from Week 5 of the Apertura 2014
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M'Baye Niang put the nightmare of the Paris terror attacks firmly behind him with two goals and an assist as AC Milan crushed a sorry Sampdoria 4-1 at the San Siro on Saturday.

Niang admitted last week the events of the past fortnight had left him worried for the safety of family and friends in and around the French capital.

But the 20-year-old from the Paris suburbs produced a confident performance for the Rossoneri, first delivering for Giacomo Bonaventura's opener on 16 minutes and then beating Emiliano Viviano from the spot after the Milan winger had been hauled down in the area seven minutes before the interval.

Niang secured Milan's seventh win of the campaign when he fired under Viviano four minutes after the restart after the 'keeper's fluffed clearance.

When he was replaced by Luiz Adriano 15 minutes from the whistle it took the Brazilian just four minutes to find the net after volleying Alessio Cerci's intelligent cross past Viviano.

The only blot on Milan's copybook was Gianluigi Donnarumma's failure to stop Luis Muriel from the spot after Andrea Pioli had tugged on Eder in the area in the closing minutes.

Milan moved up to fifth place at seven points behind leaders Inter ahead of the remainder of the weekend matches, with Sampdoria's second successive defeat under new coach Vincenzo Montella leaving them 14 points adrift.

"It was an almost perfect performance," said Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who gave a special mention to Niang.

"He's a big player for us, he was doing really well in pre-season then he got injured. Now he's back in form and he's doing well, but he already showed at Genoa (loan) what he was made of."

For the fifth consecutive match Mihajlovic opted for teenage goalkeeper Donnarumma over the more experienced Diego Lopez but the 16-year-old had to dive low to parry after his messy clearance fell to Roberto 

Soriano 30 yards out in the opening minute.

From then on, it was all Milan with Niang the main protagonist before making way for Adriano on 74 minutes.

Having spent the last half of last season on loan at Genoa, the striker said he in enjoying playing in a pure 

striker's role under Mihajlovic.

"I'm really happy because I've been waiting for this for a longtime, the hard work's paying off and I hope it continues like this," said Niang.

"I played as a centre-forward, the position I prefer and I think that along with our win over Lazio this was our best display this season."

Milan broke the deadlock on 16 minutes with Alessio Cerci, whose eighth minute goal was ruled offside, involved before Niang burst down the right to fire in a weighted delivery that Bonaventura slid in to meet at the back post.

Milan built on their momentum and Niang almost doubled the lead when he collected Juraj Kucka's short delivery on the right to drag his angled shot inches wide of Viviano's far post.

Sampdoria were struggling to find any rhythm and Milan's movement in the final third of the pitch was causing huge problems for the visitors.

Niang left Edgar Barreto behind to burst down the right and fire across the bows, but Bonaventura's first-timer from the six-yard line blasted over.

Samp's only real chance came when Luis Muriel dribbled his way into the area but despite turning Milan's defence his promising strike was blocked by Alessio Romagnoli.

Niang came close twice with flicks that inched wide of Viviano's post just after the restart.

But when the 'keeper fluffed a clearance, Niang collected and strode confidently into the area to fire under his body and secure the second brace of his Serie A career, after hitting a double for Genoa against Verona last season.

A tiring Niang soon made way for Adriano and only four minutes later Cerci was given time and space to the right of the area to pick out the Brazilian with a pinpoint pass which he controlled before firing past a helpless Viviano.

Earlier, Torino moved up to seventh place with a 2-0 home win over Bologna thanks to second-half goals from Andrea Belotti and Giuseppe Vives.