By IVES GALARCEP
Morelia has had an up-and-down season in the Mexican Clausura, but they recorded their biggest win of the season on Saturday, beating Pachuca and snapping the Tuzos’ three-match winning streak.
Hector Mancilla scored two goals to help Monarcas rally and score a win that kept Pachuca from climbing into the Top Four in the standings.
Atlas missed a chance to close ground on first-place Tigres when they settled for a scoreless draw against a struggling Queretaro side. The draw snapped a four-match winning streak for the Zorros.
Club Tijuana showed few signs of fatigue from their Copa Libertadores travel in posting a 2-0 victory against Atlante to stay within range of Tigres.
Here is a closer look at the past weekend in the Mexican League:
WEEKEND MEXICAN LEAGUE SCOREBOARD
Toluca 2, Chiapas 1
Chivas Guadalajara 2, Club Leon 1
Cruz Azul 1, UANL Tigres 2
Queretaro 0, Atlas 0
Monterrey 3, Puebla 0
San Luis 0, UNAM Pumas 2
Club Tijuana 2, Atlante 0
Morelia 3, Pachuca 2
Santos Laguna 1, Club America 0
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marco Fabian. The Mexican National team prospect notched a pair of goals to help Chivas Guadalajara post a 2-1 win vs. Club Leon. The victory pushed Chivas’ unbeaten streak to six matches.
NEXT WEEK’S GAME OF THE WEEK
Atlas vs. Club Tijuana. The second-place and third-place teams in Mexico square off, with the loser in danger if slipping out of contention for the top spot in the League.
Club America vs. Cruz Azul. The Mexico City Derby will be a crucial one for both sides. They’re both coming off losses, and Club America needs the win to maintain hope of staying in the race for the top spot. Cruz Azul needs it to try and climb back into the top eight.
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