32 Flags is pleased to announce that we will report on the Liga MX Apertura 2015, the highest division of Mexican soccer, on a weekly basis and bring you the highlights, recaps, and scores of the week.
- The biggest news of the week is obviously the hiring of Ricardo “El Tuca” Ferretti to the Mexican National Team. The news broke as Tigres had a big game against Tijuana and the president of the club announced that El Tuca would be on a four game trial with El Tri.
- Ferretti, for the time being, is still in charge of Tigres and led them to a comeback win against Xolos by a score of 2-1.
- It was a great day for the top three top scorers as Emanuel “Tito” Villa of Querétaro scored a hat-trick against Cruz Azul to gain the top goalscorer spot of the Liga MX with seven tallies. Darío Benedetto of América scored two in their win over Veracruz to secure the second spot with six goals, along with Ariel Nahuelpan, of Pachuca, who got one goal in their loss against Puebla.
- León continues their winning ways defeating struggling Chivas and they take the top spot in the league with 15 points. América, Pumas, and (surprisingly) Puebla are also tearing it up in the league, all of them with 12 points just three points behind the leaders.
- Dorados continue their slow journey back to the Ascenso MX losing again to Pumas lessening their ratio to 0.8333, meanwhile Chivas is not far behind with a points-per-game-played quotient of 1.0676, making them both the prime candidates for the drop.
Golazos of the Week:
Edwin Cardona – Monterrey.
A wonderful strike from a man that is consistently gifting us with his precision striking and again finds the net from a long distance, leaving Santos’ GK Marchesin with zero chance of stopping the strike.
William Da Silva – Querétaro.
In all honesty, Cruz Azul keeper Jesus Corona should have had a handle on this ball, but still, the gall of Da Silva to attempt this shot was impressive and luckily for him the ball found its way into the net.
Juan Ángel Albín – Veracruz.
I still cannot figure out how Albín’s shot from the set piece went in, but it was a beauty of a goal. The curve Albín had to put on the ball to find its way from a difficult angle is truly a sight to behold.
Querétaro – 4 (William Da Silva 16′, Emanuel “Tito” Villa 41′, 46′, & 82′)
Cruz Azul – 2 (Vicente Matías Vuoso 75′ & 90’+)
Tijuana – 1 (Dayro Moreno 59′)
Tigres – 2 (José Rivas 70′, Joffre Guerrón 84′)
América – 3 (Andrés “Rifle” Andrade 16′ [p] & 43′, Darío Benedetto 66′)
Tijuana – 1 (Juan Ángel Albín 63′)
Monterrey – 1 (Edwin Cardona 56′)
Santos – 1 (Djaniny 86′ [p])
León – 1 (Juan “Nacho” González 41′)
Chivas – 0
Atlas – 1 (Juan “El Topo” Valenzuela 36′)
Toluca – 2 (Paulo Da Silva 25′, Óscar Rojas 62′)
Chiapas – 3 (Luis Gerardo Venegas 43′, Avilés Hurtado 53′ & 57′)
Monarcas – 1 (Pablo Velázquez 8′)
Pumas – 2 (Victor Sosa 41′, Fidel Martínez 48′)
Dorados – 0
Puebla – (Luis Gabriel Rey 45’+ [p] & 50′, Matías Alustiza 54′)
Pachuca – (Ariel Nahuelpán 6′, Rodolfo Pizzaro 15′)