Apertura 2017 Week 13 Results: Morelia 1, Atlas 0

The final game last night saw Atlas looking to get closer to the playoff picture at home against Morelia, but the hosts fell victim to a common pattern last night as Morelia scored early and held on the rest of the way for a 1-0 win. The only goal was scored in the 2nd minute by Carlos Guzman.

Game Stats:
Goals-Carlos Guzman (Morelia, 2′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 1
Corner Kicks-Atlas 4, Morelia 3
Amarillas-Atlas 3 (Milton Caraglio, 59′, Javier Salas, 62′, Jaine Barreiro, 68′), Morelia 2 (Sebastian Vegas, 9′, Carlos Rodriguez, 19′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 22,294 (40.4% capacity)

Next up:
Atlas-Tijuana (10/20)
Morelia-Leon (10/20)

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Apertura 2017 Week 13 Results: Atlas 1, Santos 0

The final game of Week 13 had Atlas visiting Santos, both teams looking to stay in the playoff picture. And in a result that will keep Monterrey out of the playoff picture until next weekend, Atlas kept their chances alive with a 1-0 win. Brayan Garnica scored the only goal in the 51st minute. The result gets Atlas back to 2 points out of 8th while Santos is 9 points out but has a game in hand by virtue of its suspended game against Monterrey. Atlas has an extra one too because of an earlier postponed game against Tigres. On the Santos side, based on him picking up one of the Amarillas today, the next one Osvaldo Martinez picks up, if upheld, will be his 5th of the tournament and means an automatic 1 game suspension.

Game Stats:
Goals-Brayan Garnica (Atlas, 51′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Santos 5, Atlas 1
Corner Kicks-Santos 7
Amarillas-Atlas 4 (Javier Salas, 41′, Gustavo Alustiza, 60′, Luis Reyes, 73′, Garnica, 90+4′), Santos 1 (Osvaldo Martinez, 68′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio TSM Corona, Torreon, Coahuila
Attendance: 18,281 (62.5% capacity)

Next up:
Santos-Necaxa (10/18)
Atlas-Morelia (10/17)

Apertura 2017 Week 12 Results: Atlas 2, Veracruz 0

The second game of the Friday night doubleheader featured Atlas hosting Veracruz in what could well be the battle to avoid demotion at the end of the year. Atlas took a big step towards survival with a 2-0 home win. After a scoreless first half, Milton Caraglio headed in both second-half goals for Atlas.

Game Stats:
Goals-Milton Caraglio 2 (Atlas, 56′, 79′, 3rd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Atlas 6, Veracruz 5
Amarillas-Atlas 2 (Jose Maduena, 44′, Caraglio, 80′), Veracruz 2 (Jose Rivas, 46′, Daniel Villalva, 53′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 24,155 (43.8% capacity)

Next up:
Atlas-at Santos (10/15)
Veracruz-at Tijuana (10/13)

Apertura 2017 Week 9 Results: Monterrey 2, Atlas 1

And there are still 2…after Cruz Azul won to remain unbeaten on the year so far, Monterrey followed suit, continuing their first-half dominance with a 2-1 win at home over Atlas. The Rayados missed an early chance at a lead when Rogleio Funes Mori failed to convert a PENAL! in the opening minutes, but Aviles Hurtado scored a 23rd-minute goal to give Monterrey the lead. Brayan Garrica pulled Atlas even with a 29th-minute goal, but Funes Mori made up for his early missed opportunity by heading in the game-winner in the 85th minute. With the victory, Monterrey increased its standings lead to 6 points over 2nd place America-and they have a good chance to extend it to 10 as they have the short week playing again Friday, but it’s a favorable game against Puebla. Atlas, meanwhile, saw its winless streak reach 6 games.

Game Stats:
Goals-Aviles Hurtado (Monterrey, 22′, 5th of tournament), Brayan Garrica (Atlas, 29′, 1st of tournament), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey, 85′, 5th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Monterrey 3
Corner Kicks-Monterrey 4, Atlas 2
Amarillas-Monterrey 2 (Jose Basanta, 44′, Leonel Vangioni, 68′), Atlas 2 (Javier Salas, 67′, Facundo Erpen, 81′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon
Attendance: 47,106 (90.1% capacity)

Next up:
Monterrey-at Puebla (9/22)
Atlas-Morelia (9/22)

Apertura 2017 Week 7 Results: Necaxa 2, Atlas 1

Things continue to fall apart quickly for Atlas, as their winless streak has now reached 5 straight following a 2-1 loss yesterday at Necaxa. This time Atlas did themselves in early, starting in the 16th minute with a Facundo Erpen OWN GOAL! He tried to redeem himself by scoring a proper goal in the 27th minute, but Roberto Alvarado’s 65th minute goal put Necaxa ahead for good. After starting the year 2-0 Atlas has now gone 0-4-1 in its last 5 games. That could very well be 0-5-1 next week when they host Tigres.

Game Stats:
Goals-Facundo Erpen 2 (Atlas, 16′, OWN GOAL, 27′, 1st of tournament), Roberto Alvarado (Atlas, 65′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Necaxa 4, Atlas 2
Corner Kicks-Necaxa 2, Atlas 1
Amarillas-Necaxa 3 (Jesus Isijara, 20′, Dieter Villalpando, 41′, Miguel Ponce, 73′), Atlas 1 (Daniel Arreola, 33′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes
Attendance: 13,356 (55.8% capacity)

Next up:
Necaxa-at Monterrey (9/9)
Atlas-Tigres (9/8)

Apertura 2017 Week 5 Results: Cruz Azul 2, Atlas 1

Cruz Azul & Atlas played perhaps the longest & most hard-fought game of the weekend so far, and the two teams continue to go in opposite directions as the hosts continued their surprise early-season surge with a 2-1 home win. Both Cruz Azul goals came very early-Edgar Mendez scored first in the 3rd minute on a header, then Felipe Mora added a 14th-minute goal. But they soon went a man down in the 29th minute as Omar Mendoza was shown a Rojas! HE GONE! 2 quick Amarillas in a 3-minute span got him sent off, the second on a low kick when he went for the ball but badly missed and took out an Atlas player instead. But Atlas could not take advantage, and just 10 minutes later were victimized when Jaine Barreiro got called for a phantom elbow on a mid-air collision and got a Rojas! HE GONE! That left both teams playing 10-aside the rest of the way. This led to a total of 7 minutes of extra time in just the first half.Gustavo Alustiza got Atlas on the board with a 67th-minute goal but they couldn’t get any closer. Cruz Azul continues to be maybe the early surprise of the year so far with an unbeaten mark through the first 5 games, while Atlas has now lost 3 in a row after starting 2-0. While there’s still a lot of games left to play they are also sliding back into being in danger of demotion at the end of the year. And with Cruz Azul fighting to avoid demotion themselves, every point they can get early on will help them too.

Game Stats:
Goals-Edgar Mendez (Cruz Azul, 3′, 3rd of tournament), Felipe Mora (Cruz Azul, 14′, 2nd of tournament), Gustavo Alustiza (Atlas, 67′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 3, Cruz Azul 2
Corner Kicks-Nil
Amarillas-Cruz Azul 5 (Omar Mendoza 2, 26′, 29′, Adrian Aldrete, 71′, Mora, 74′, Mendez, 90′), Atlas 2 (Daniel Arreola, 45+2′, Juan Vigon, 87′)
Rojas-Cruz Azul 1 (Mendoza, 29′), Atlas 1 (Jaine Barreiro, 39′)

Venue: Estadio Azul, Mexico City
Attendance: 20,186 (61.1% capacity)

Next up:
Cruz Azul-at Necaxa (8/23)
Atlas-Lobos (8/22)

Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: America 1, Atlas 0

The new-look America continued to show last night that it’s becoming a tough team to beat, although it took some luck and last-second heroics to pull out a 1-0 win at Atlas. The hosts had a big chance in the 66th minute when Atlas got a PENAL! when Bruno Valdez also got a Rojas! HE GONE! But Milton Caraglio failed to convert although it still gave Atlas the man advantage for 23 minutes. But halfway into end-of-game extra time, Paul Arreola made what would be the fatal mistake for Atlas, which resulted in a PENAL! for America, and as he has done many times in his famed career Oribe Peralta played the hero once again, converting for the goal and America’s 3rd straight win. It puts them into the lead in the standings for now ahead of what could be a huge matchup next week against Lobos that might very well decide the regular season champion. Atlas, meanwhile, has now lost 2 straight after winning its first 2.

Game Stats:
Goals-Oribe Peralta (America, 90+3′, 2nd of tournament, Penalty Kick)
Shots on Goal-America 3, Atlas 1
Corner Kicks-America 3, Atlas 3
Amarillas-America 4 (Miguel Samudio, 34′, Silvio Romero, 41′, Paul Aguilar, 53′, Agustin Marchesin, 72′), Atlas 3 (Jaine Barrerira, Milton Caraglio, 34′, Paul Arreola, 90+2′)
Rojas-America 1 (Bruno Valdez, 66′)

Venue: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Attendance: 49,313 (89.7% capacity)

Next up:
Atlas-at Cruz Azul (8/19)
America-at Lobos (8/19)