Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Leon 3, Necaxa 0

Another team in desperate need of a win to possibly salvage their tournament managed just that last night, as Leon played easily their best game so far this year in a 3-0 win at Necaxa. All 3 goals came after halftime-Jorge Pereyra scored as soon as the second half began, then Andres Andrade got an insurance goal in the 87th minute and Mauro Boselli got his second goal of the year in extra time to end the game.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jorge Pereyra (Leon, 46′, 1st of tournament), Amdres Andrade (Leon, 87′, 1st of tournament), Mauro Boselli (Leon, 90+3′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Necaxa 4, Leon 1
Amarillas-Necaxa 4 (Daniel Alvarez, 33′, Jairo Gonzalez, 70′, Pablo Velasquez, 81′, Marcelo Barovero, 85′)

Venue: Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes
Attendance 14,897 (62.3% capacity)

Next up:
Necaxa-at Toluca (4/20)
Leon-Monterrey (4/19)

Apertura 2017 Week 3 Results: Guadalajara 2, Necaxa 2

Still seeking its first win after 2 straight ties to open the season, Guadalajara welcomed in a Necaxa team looking to go 3-0 to start the year, in a game with an offense-filled first half and not much after halftime resulting in a 2-2 tie. It took just 8 minutes for Angel Zaldivar to give the Chivas a 1-0 lead, and about 10 minutes later Rodolfo Pizarro made it 2-0, but Carlos Gonzalez & Luis Perez then scored back-to-back unanswered goals to pull Necaxa even in the 28th minute and that’s how it finished. Necaxa now is in a 4-way logjam at the top of the standings while the Chivas have yet to manage more than a tie so far.

Game Stats:
Goals-Angel Zaldivar (Guadalajara, 8′, 1st of tournament), Rodolfo Pizarro (Guadalajara, 19′, 2nd of tournament), Carlos Gonzalez (Necaxa, 22′, 2nd of tournament), Luis Perez (Necaxa, 28′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Guadalajara 1
Corner Kicks-Guadalajara 1, Necaxa 1
Amarillas-Necaxa 5 (Perez, 13′, Brayan Beckeles, 31′, Jairo Gonzalez, 71′, Daniel Alvarez, 76′, Xavier Baez, 82′), Guadalajara 2 (Manuel Mayorga, 23′, Carlos Salcido, 65′)

Venue: Estadio Chivas, Zapopan, Jalisco
Attendance: 35,888 (79.1% capacity)

Next up:
Guadalajara-at Monterrey (8/12)
Necaxa-Leon (8/12)

Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 2 Results: Queretaro 1, Necaxa 0

After a season-opening tie last week, Queretaro picked up their first win of the women’s tournament with a 1-0 win at Necaxa. Luz Ruiz scored the only goal in the 52nd minute. Perhaps the most notable thing about the game was the referee, who may have the longest name ever-Alejandro De Jesus Martin Del Campo Cortes. Say that 5 times fast.

Game Stats:
Goals-Luz Ruiz (Queretaro, 52′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-N/A
Corner Kicks-N/A
Amarillas-Queretaro 1 (Adriana Garcia, 67′)

Venue: Estadio Instalaciones Del Club Necaxa, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Attendance: 436

Next up:
Necaxa-at Guadalajara (8/17)
Queretaro-at Monterrey (8/17)

Women’s Liga MX Apertura 2017 Week 1 Results: Monterrey 5, Necaxa 2

The first weekend of the women’s season wrapped up this morning, with the final game being a very high-scoring affair that saw Monterrey win it’s opener 5-2 at home over Necaxa. The Rayados women got goals from Sofia Ochoa, Pamela Verdirame, Alexa Frias & Flor Meija in the first half, while Andrea Vallalobos got Necaxa’s first goal to put them within 4-1 at halftime. Ana Huerta cut the lead in half with a 53rd-minute goal for Necaxa, but Sarahi Melo’s 79th minute goal dashed any hopes of a Necaxa comeback as Monterrey cruised to an impressive victory.

Game Stats:
Goals-Sofia Ochoa (Monterrey, 5′, 1st of tournament), Pamela Verdirame (Monterrey, 19′, 1st of tournament), Andrea Villalobos (Necaxa, 31′, 1st of tournament), Alexa Frias (Monterrey, 33′, 1st of tournament), Flor Mejia (Monterrey, 41′, 1st of tournament), Ana Huerta (Necaxa, 53′, 1st of tournament), Sarahi Melo (Monterrey, 79′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-N/A
Corner Kicks-N/A
Amarillas-Monterrey 1 (Rebeca Bernal, 90+2′)

Venue: Estadio El Barrial, El Barrial, Nuevo Leon (home venue of Monterrey’s Liga Premier team)
Attendance: N/A

Next up:
Monterrey-at Leon (8/4)
Necaxa-Queretaro (8/4)

Apertura 2017 Week 2 Results: Necaxa 1, Tijuana 0

If the Tijuana offensive machine of the last couple years was really dependent on former coach Miguel Herrera, who jumped to America after last year, it is really showing-for the second straight week to start the new year the Xolos were held scoreless, this time by Necaxa in a 1-0 loss. The only goal was scored by Jesus Isijara in the 20th minute.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jesus Isijara (Necaxa, 20′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Necaxa 1, Tijuana 1
Corner Kicks-Tijuana 6, Necaxa 5
Amarillas-Tijuana 2 (Gustavo Bou, 46′, Damian Perez, 59′), Necaxa 1 (Brayan Beckeles, 77′)
Rojas-Necaxa 1 (Miguel Ponce, 29′), Tijuana 1 (Alejandro Donatti, 47′)

Venue: Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Attendance: 14,691 (61.4% capacity)

Next up:
Necaxa-at Guadalajara (8/5)
Tijuana-Monterrey (8/4)

Apertura 2017 Week 1 Results: Necaxa 2, Veracruz 0

The final game of Week 1 just wrapped up, and it resulted in the 8th shutout in 9 games. Necaxa was the victor on the road, blanking Veracruz 2-0. Jesus Isijara scored the first goal in the 11th minute, then Carlos Gonzalez added an 18th minute score for the final margin. Veracruz also lost midfielder Cristian Pellerano late after he picked up 2 Amarillas, which means a Rojas! HE GONE! He’ll sit out next week as the Tiburones Rojos stumble out of the gate in their quest to avoid demotion after this year.

Game Stats:
Goals-Jesus Isijara (Necaxa, 11′, 1st of tournament), Carlos Gonzalez (Necaxa, 18′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Necaxa 4, Veracruz 1
Corner Kicks-Veracruz 5, Necaxa 1
Amarillas-Veracruz 3 (Cristian Pellerano 2, 31′, 69′, Adrian Luna, 50′), Necaxa 1 (Luis Gallegos, 35′)
Rojas-Veracruz 1 (Pellerano, 69′)

Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 16,164 (56.3% capacity)

Next up:
Veracruz-at Monterrey (7/29)
Necaxa-Tijuana (7/29)

Necaxa Names New Coach

A short time ago, Necaxa held a press conference to introduce their new head coach-former player and veteran coach Ignacio Ambriz. Ambriz, nicknamed “Nacho”, played 282 games over 10+ years for Necaxa, winning 2 titles in the 1990s before moving into coaching, where his resume includes being an assistant at the 2002 World Cup and a stint with top Spanish team Atletico Madrid before being named coach of America. He won the CONCACAF Champions League title in 2015-2016 before sitting out this past season in Liga MX following being replaced by Ricardo La Volpe. Ambriz is looking very forward to returning to his former team and helping them contend for titles.

Source: Club Necaxa Press Release