Club America lost consecutive Liga MX games for the first time since November 2012 and there is now a little pressure on Coach, Antonio Mohamed as another game goes by without scoring and the clásico against Pumas is just around the corner. Despite not playing well things could have been different but the out of sorts, Raul Jimenez missed a great opportunity and Las Aguilas also had a goal ruled out after Joel Huiqui had headed into his own net, only for the officials to pull it back for an offside. On the hour mark, Morelia took the lead and the architect was the talented youngster, Armando Zamorano. His vision and wonderful scooped pass over the defence allowed Christian Valdez to poke Morelia in front.
Later, in Torreon, Santos continue to gather momentum as they continued Tijuana’s woeful away form with a 3-2 win. Pedro Caixinha opted for a similar side to the one that defeated Arsenal in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday and was rewarded early as Juan Pablo Rodriguez from the penalty spot and then Mauro Cejas put them two goals ahead after just 20 minutes. Los Xolos immediately replied through Cristian Pellerano’s powerful finish but Darwin Quintero restored the lead after the break. Fidel Martinez again pulled one back for Los Xolos but it was in vain and so Los Xolos slumped to another away defeat. Having not won away since January 2013 and picking up just 4 points since then is a serious hindrance if Tijuana have any aspirations of challenging for a title. Santos have not yet hit anywhere near top gear but have lost only once so far and if they continue to improve will be a threat.
Morelia 1 – 0 Club America
Santos Laguna 3 – 2 Tijuana