Apertura 2017 Week 10 Results: America 2, Guadalajara 1

The highlight game of Week 10 was the twice-annual Superclasico, the always-hyped matchup of America vs. Guadalajara. Despite the teams having completely opposite seasons, in the end the game didn’t disappoint as America came out on top 2-1. All the scoring was in the 2nd half-Carlos Cisneros’ first goal in the 54th minute put the Chivas ahead first, but America pulled even on Oribe Peralta’s 70th minute score, then Renato Ibarra put America up for good just moments later. The win pulls America to just 1 point behind Monterrey for the league lead while the loss drops Guadalajara back into last place.

Game Stats:
Goals-Carlos Cisneros (Guadalajara, 54′, 1st of tournament), Oribe Peralta (America, 70′, 6th of tournament), Renato Ibarra (America. 72′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Guadalajara 2
Corner Kicks-Guadalajara 7
Amarillas-America 1 (Dawrin Quintero, 80′), Guadalajara 1 (Jose Vazquez, 80′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 47,532 (62.5% capacity)

Next up:
America-Necaxa (10/21)
Guadalajara-at Veracruz (10/22)

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Apertura 2017 Week 13 Results: America 3, Cruz Azul 1

In this half’s installment of the always-anticipated Mexico City Classic, Cruz Azul hosted rival America in a bigger-than-usual game with both teams fighting for potential playoff position. This one was almost all America, as the visitors handed Cruz Azul only their 2nd loss of the year by a 3-1 tally. Darwin Quintero opened the scoring for America in the 18th minute, using fancy footwork to catch the Cruz Azul defenders slacking thinking a foul was called when it wasn’t, allowing Quintero to easily score. Oribe Peralta made it 2-0 with a goal 5 minutes later. Cruz Azul got on the board thanks to an Edgar Mendez PENAL! in the 77th minute, but Adrian Aldrete hurt the hosts too much by picking up Amarillas in the 83rd & 87th minute, the second one earning him a Rojas! HE GONE! With Cruz Azul down a man, Mateus Uribe squashed any rally hopes by adding an insurance goal for America in extra time. The win puts America back in front of Toluca for 2nd place (Toluca won last night) while, despite the loss, Cruz Azul will remain in the top 8 after this weekend. Both teams have favorable matchups in a couple days as Week 10 gets made up-Cruz Azul goes to Queretaro while America hosts the Chivas.

Game Stats:
Goals-Darwin Quintero (America, 18′, 2nd of tournament), Oribe Peralta (America, 23′, 5th of tournament), Edgar Mendez (Cruz Azul, 77′, 5th of tournament, Penalty Kick), Mateus Uribe (America, 90+2′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-America 3, Cruz Azul 1
Corner Kicks-America 2, Cruz Azul 2
Amarillas-Cruz Azul 4 (Mendez, 30′, Omar Mendoza, 31′, Adrian Aldrete 2 (83′, 87′), America 1 (Pablo Aguilar, 50′)
Rojas-Cruz Azul 1 (Aldrete, 87′)

Venue: Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 27,649 (83.7% capacity)

Next up:
Cruz Azul-at Queretaro (10/17)
America-Guadalajara (10/18)

Apertura 2017 Week 12 Results: America 2, Toluca 1

In what was a battle for 2nd place in the standings and the chance to gain a little ground on leader Monterrey after their tie, America claimed the #2 spot again for now with a 2-1 win at Toluca. Silvio Romero & Andres Uribe gave America a quick 2-0 lead with goals in the first 18 minutes, but gave Toluca some help in the 24th minute when Guido Rodriguez got a Rojas! HE GONE! But despite the man advantage, Toluca could not score until second half extra time, when Santiago Garcia scored but it was not enough. It was a very physical game as the teams combined for ELEVEN Amarillas. Yes, 11.

Game Stats:
Goals-Silvio Romero (America, 9′, 3rd of tournament), Andres Uribe (America, 18′, 1st of tournament), Santiago Garcia (Toluca, 90+2′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Toluca 3, America 1
Corner Kicks-Toluca 1, America 1
Amarillas-Toluca 6 (Rodrigo Gomez, 2′, Jesus Mendez, 20′, Pedro Canelo, 70′, Rodrigo Salinas, 80′, Osvaldo Gonzalez, 82′, Pablo Barrientos, 86′), America 5 (Guido Rodriguez, 3′, Darwin Quintero, 3′, Uribe, 29′, Pablo Aguilar, 72′, Oribe Peralta, 82′)
Rojas-America 1 (Rodriguez, 24′)

Venue: Estadio Nemesio Diez, Toluca
Attendance: 27,480 (88.6% capacity)

Next up:
Toluca-Lobos (10/11)
America-at Cruz Azul (10/14)

Apertura 2017 Week 9 Results: Tijuana 1, America 1

The second half of the Friday night doubleheader, had Tijuana hosting America, two teams looking to keep their own positive momentum going. It wound up being a pause in the climb up the ladder for both as they played to a 1-1 tie. Oribe Peralta scored America’s goal in the 24th minute, then America caught a break when Tijuana’s Gustavo Bou was denied on a PENAL! a couple minutes later. America got itself in potential trouble in the 57th minute when Miguel Samudio got called for a shoulder block takedown in front of the ref and got a Rojas! HE GONE! Tijuana would take advantage as Miler Bolanos scored his first goal in the 66th minute to even it up at 1-1. Tijuana gave America a late chance in the 87th minute when Damisn Musto evened the field with a Rojas! HE GONE! But America could not pull back ahead even with 5 minutes of extra time-it’s worth noting they had long subbed Peralta out of the game, which might be second-guessing by Miguel Herrera. =

Game Stats:
Goals-Oribe Peralta (America, 24′, 4th of tournament), Miler Bolanos (Tijuana, 66′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-America 1
Corner Kicks-Tijuana 9, America 2
Amarillas-America 4 (Miguel Samudio, 18′, Peralta, 31′, Cecelio Dominguez, 42′, Guido Rodriguez, 90′), Tijuana 3 (Damian Musto, 42′, Gustavo Bou, 45+4′, Bolanos, 68′)
Rojas-Tijuana 1 (Musto, 87′), America 1 (Samudio, 57′)

Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 27,333 (100% capacity)-SELLOUT

Next up:
Tijuana-at Lobos (9/23)
America-Guadalajara (9/23)

Apertura 2017 Week 8 Results: America 2, Veracruz 0

A week after having their 4-game winning streak snapped, America wasted no time getting back on track with a 2-0 home win over Veracruz. Silvio Romero provided all the America offense, scoring in the 5th & 68th minutes. Besides the game, Veracruz also lost Kristian Alvarez at the end as he got kicking America’s Darwin Quintero twice in the back shin while going for the ball, so the ref kicked him out with a Rojas! HE GONE! Alvarez will sit out at least next week.

Game Stats:
Goals-Silvio Romero 2 (America, 5′, 68′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-America 2, Veracruz 1
Corner Kicks-America 7, Veracruz 1
Amarillas-America 1 (Guido Rodriguez, 43′), Veracruz 1 (Cristian Pellerano, 26′)
Rojas-Veracruz 1 (Kristian Alvarez, 90′)

Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 19,081 (25.1% capacity)

Next up:
America-at Tijuana (9/15)
Veracruz-Lobos (9/17)

 

Apertura 2017 Week 7 Results: Morelia 2, America 0

Looking to extend their win streak to 5 games and keep pace with Monterrey in the standings, America instead surprisingly stumbled at Morelia, as the hosts surprised the visitors 2-0. Sebastian Vegas scored the first goal in the 28th minute, then Raul Ruidiaz continued to break out of his scoring funk with a second-half extra time goal on a PENAL! to end it. Morelia has now won consecutive games and may be righting the ship after a slow start to the year, helped largely by Ruidiaz having now scored in 3 straight games.

Game Stats:
Goals-Sebastian Vegas (Morelia, 28′, 1st of tournament), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia, 90+3′, 3rd of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-America 2, Morelia 1
Corner Kicks-America 5, Morelia 3
Amarillas-America 4 (Bruno Valdez, 35′, Carlos Quintero, 45′, Ricardo Marin, 89′, Agustin Marchesin, 90+1′), Morelia 1 (Mario Osuna, 53′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Michoacan
Attendance: 31,134 (88.9% capacity)

Next up:
Morelia-at Lobos (9/9)
America-Veracruz (9/9)

Apertura 2017 Week 5 Results: America 3, Lobos 2

Although it wasn’t easy, America ran it’s season-best winning streak to 4 games yesterday while handling Lobos it’s first losing streak in Liga MX by holding on for a 3-2 win. America raced out to an early 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals from William Da Silva & Carlos Quintero, but league-leading scorer Julian Quiones quickly got Lobos even with 2 unanswered goals, the second coming on a PENAL! to close the first half. But like last week, Oribe Peralta was the hero for America, scoring the game-winner early in the second half.

Game Stats:
Goals-William Da Silva (America, 33′, 1st of tournament), Carlos Quintero (America, 34′, 1st of tournament), Julian Quiones 2 (Lobos, 40′, 45′, Penalty Kick, 5th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-N/A
Corner Kicks-N/A
Amarillas-America 2 (Guido Rodriguez, 43′, Miguel Samudio, 73′), Lobos 2 (Luis Piers, 23′, Eduardo Tercero, 79′)
Rojas-America 1 (Edson Alvarez, 68′)

Venue: Estadio Universitario BUAP, Puebla
Attendance: 19,495 (101% capacity)-SELLOUT

Next up:
Lobos-at Atlas (8/22)
America-Tigres (8/23)