Gustavo Matosas was supposed to bring a more attacking brand of football to the Estadio Azteca but it is now more than 200 minutes without a goal for Club América. Saturday evening’s goalless draw against struggling Puebla is a slight worry despite it being early in the season and El Profe will need to turn things around after a busy summer of recruitment.
Later on Saturday, Xolos picked up their second win of the season, away to Apertura finalists Tigres. Ricardo Jesus’ fierce low drive gave Tijuana the lead but they were pegged back before half time when Dieter Villalpando’s long range effort struck the post but rebounded back into the net off the head of the unfortunate, Cirilo Saucedo. However, minutes after the break Dayro Moreno struck his second goal of the campaign and it proved to be the winner.
Pachuca picked up their first points of the season with a valuable victory over Querétaro. Miguel Herrera’s close range header put the home side in front and shortly after Diego de Buen’s low strike from outside the box doubled the lead. Orbelín Pineda’s deflected strike did pull one back for Los Gallos Blancos but it proved to be in vain.
And finally, Chiapas continued their fine start to the season with a deserved win over Atlas. Playing against ten men for the majority of the match, Los Jaguares made their advantage count and in the second half they eased away from the visitors. Vicente Vuoso and a Aviles Hurtado brace gave Chiapas an unassailable lead and although Martín Barragán scored late on for Los Rojinegros it was a mere consolation.
Club América 0 – 0 Puebla
Tigres 1 – 2 Tijuana
Pachuca 2 – 1 Querétaro
Chiapas 3 – 1 Atlas