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here were only seven games in the Liga MX this weekend, but there was no shortage of goals and drama.
Leon collapse as Monterrey get back on track
10/06/2015
 
Monterrey vs Leon


By Dan Price


There were only seven games in the Liga MX this weekend, but there was no shortage of goals and drama.

Monterrey 4-0 Club Leon

Monterrey vs Leon

The highest scoring game of the weekend, and perhaps the one which also produced the most surprising result, was Monterrey’s triumph over Leon.


Leon went into the game in first place but they were blown away by a fine Rayados performance. Edwin Cardona opened the scoring inside twenty minutes, and two goals in two minutes on the stroke of half-time from Dorlan Pabon and Rogelio Funes Mori left Leon with a mountain to climb. Cardona’s second of the night in the 48th minute put the result beyond doubt.


It was Monterrey’s first win in seven in the league, easing some of the pressure on under-fire boss Antonio ‘Turco’ Mohamed.


It moves the hosts up into 11th place with 15 points. A win against Puebla in their game-in-hand next weekend would leave them inside the top eight.

Pumas UNAM 1-0 Chivas

Pumas vs Chivas

After Leon’s loss on Saturday night, Pumas knew that a win on Sunday lunchtime would send them back to the top of the table.


They duly delivered, taking a 1-0 victory thanks to Eduardo Herrera’s 41st minute penalty. It certainly wasn’t the greatest spectacle, but the fans won’t care. The victory moves them onto 25 points in the table – with just 15 points still to play for, Pumas know that six points will guarantee themselves a place in the post-season.


The loss drops Chivas out of the top eight Liguilla places. With Monterrey and Pachuca both playing games-in-hand next weekend, they could find themselves starting to be cut adrift. Nonetheless, it was Matias Almeyda’s first league loss as their manager, and he will be hopeful of a quick return to form.

Puebla 1-3 Morelia

Puebla vs Morelia

Puebla and Morelia have both flown under the radar this season. In the 2014/15 campaign they were two of the worst sides in the division – but this season they’ve both improved immeasurably. Both now look unrecognizable from the sides which nearly got relegated and had the worst regular season record respectively.


Juan Rodriguez was the hero for Morelia, bagging a penalty in each half to ease them to a 3-1 win. Puebla were given a glimmer of hope in the 76th minute when Carlos Gutierrez made it 2-1, but their hope was ultimately misplaced.


Both sides are in the top eight and are very much in the hunt for a place in the post-season – Puebla are seventh with 18 points, Morelia are one place below them with 17. Puebla play their game-in-hand against Monterrey next weekend, a win could send them up to fifth.

 
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