Apertura 2017 Week 10 Results: Tijuana 2, Lobos 1

The make-up of Week 10 began tonight with Tijuana visiting Lobos in the first of 5 games tonight. It also was the longest thanks to a power outage in the 7th minute that forced an extended delay in play. Before the stoppage, Gustavo Bou snapped his scoring slump with Tijuana’s first goal in the 2nd minute. When play resumed under partial power after the delay, Miler Bolanos scored a 38th-minute goal to make Tijuana’s lead 2-0. Amaury Escoto headed in a goal in the 43rd minute, but once again the deficit was too much for Lobos to overcome.

Game Stats:
Goals-Gustavo Bou (Tijuana, 2′, 6th of tournament), Miler Bolanos (Tijuana, 38′, 2nd of tournament), Amaury Escoto (Lobos, 43′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Lobos 2
Corner Kicks-Lobos 6, Tijuana 3
Amarillas-Victor Aguilera, 33′, Manuel Lajud, 43′), Lobos 1 (Juan Medina, 34′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Universitario BUAP, Puebla
Attendance: 4651 (24.1% capacity)

Next up:
Lobos-Cruz Azul (10/21)
Tijuana-at Atlas (10/20)

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Apertura 2017 Week 13 Results: Tijuana 0, Veracruz 0

The second half of tonight’s doubleheader featured Tijuana hosting Veracruz. The game had almost everything-the only thing missing was goals, as both sides played to a 0-0 tie. There were major fireworks in the 64th minute, when Tijuana’s Damian Musto drew one of a couple Amarillas by each side, and teammate Alejandro Donatti apparently took enough issue to get a Rojas! HE GONE! After that, Veracruz’s Cristian Pellerano had his turn for Amarillas, and apparently his teammate Diego Chavez took exception, so Rojas! HE GONE! Leandro Vasquez too? Rojas! HE GONE! That’s THREE Rojas in less than 2 minutes!

Game Stats:
Goals-Nil
Shots on Goal-Tijuana 4, Veracruz 2
Corner Kicks-Tijuana 5, Veracruz 2
Amarillas-Tijuana 5 (Juan Nunez, 41′, Gustavo Bou, 58′, Damian Musto, 64′, Damian Perez, 79′, Miler Bolanos, 89′), Veracruz 3 (Diego Chavez, 49′, Cristian Pellerano, 65′, Daniel Villalva, 89′)
Rojas-Veracruz 2 (Chavez, 65′, Leandro Vasquex, 65′), Tijuana 1 (Alejandro Donatti, 65′)

Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 25,333 (92.6% capacity)

Next up:
Tijuana-at Lobos (10/17)
Vercruz-at Tigres (10/17)

Apertura 2017 Week 12 Results: Morelia 3, Tijuana 0

Week 12 began Friday night with Morelia hosting Tijuana. It was a massively one-sided affair from the get-go, with Morelia cruising to an easy 3-0 win at home. Victor Aguilera put Tijuana a man down just 15 minutes in by picking up 2 Amarillas 12 minutes apart, which means he picked up a Rojas! HE GONE! With 75 minutes of man advantage, Morelia took quick advantage with a Diego Valdes goal right after play resumed post-ejection. Tijuana managed to keep it a 1-goal game until the 76th minute, when Rodolfo Vilchis added an insurance goal then Valdes added his 2nd of the game about 5 minutes later.

Game Stats:
Goals-Diego Valdes 2 (Morelia, 18′, 82′, 3rd of tournament), Rodolfo Vilchis (Morelia, 76′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Morelia 3, Tijuana 2
Corner Kicks-Morelia 2
Amarillas-Tijuana 2 (Victor Aguilera, 3′, Juan Valenzuela, 24′), Morelia 2 (Gaston Lezcano, 25′, Jorge Valadez, 30′)
Rojas-Tijuana 1 (Aguilera, 15′)

Venue: Estadio Morelos, Morelia, Michoacan
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Morelia-at Guadalajara (10/14)
Tijuana-Veracruz (10/13)

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: Tijuana 2, Pumas 0

The first half of the Sunday slate showcased two teams heading in starkly opposite directions-Tijuana continued to right the ship while sinking Pumas into a last place tie with a 2-0 road win. Gustavo Bou continued to lead Tijuana’s resurgence with his 5th goal early in the second half, then Luis Mendoza added an empty-net tap-in at the end of the game when Pumas pulled the goalie for an extra attacker and it backfired. Pumas has now lost 4 straight and 6 of 7 while Tijuana has now won 4 straight and is unbeaten in 5 straight since their 0-3 start.

Game Stats:
Goals-Gustavo Bou (Tijuana, 50′, 5th of tournament), Luis Mendoza (Tijuana, 90+2′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Pumas 1
Corner Kicks-Pumas 6, Tijuana 2
Amarillas-Tijuana 2 (Victor Malcorra, 68′, Damian Perez, 89′), Pumas 1 (Josecarlos Van Rankin, 70′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Olimpico Universitario, Mexico City
Attendance: 14,343 (29.6% capacity)

Next up:
Pumas-at Guadalajara (9/16)
Tijuana-America (9/15)

Apertura 2017 Week 7 Results: Tijuana 2, Pachuca 1

Week 7 kicked off Friday with Tijuana hosting Pachuca, a game which saw the hosts continue their midseason turnaround by snapping the Tuzos’ 3-game win streak with a 2-1 win. Pachuca played most of the game shorthanded when in the 12th minute Victor Guzman got called for a hard foul going for the ball and was issued a Rojas! HE GONE! Gustavo Bou gave Tijuana the lead just before halftime with his 4th goal of the year, but Pachuca tied it up on a Jose Martinez 63rd minute goal despite the man disadvantage. Damian Musto scored the game-winning goal for Tijuana in the 86th minute to clinch the win for Tijuana, moving them into the top 8 as they recover from a very slow start to the year.

Game Stats:
Goals-Gustavo Bou (Tijuana, 42′, 4th of tournament), Jose Martinez (Pachuca, 63′, 1st of tournament), Damian Musto (Tijuana, 86′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tijuana 3, Pachuca 1
Corner Kicks-Pachuca 1
Amarillas-Tijuana 4 (Damian Perez, 25′, Musto, 61′, Alejandro Donatti, 76′, Victor Malcorra, 81′), Pachuca 1 (Raul Lopez, 66′)
Rojas-Pachuca 1 (Victor Guzman, 12′)

Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 26,733 (97.8% capacity)

Next up:
Tijuana-at Pumas (9/10)
Pachuca-Guadalajara (9/9)

Apertura 2017 Week 5 Results: Tijuana 2, Santos 0

Something happened last night that hasn’t happened in some time-Santos has both a losing streak and exceeded their total losses from all last tournament, as they dropped a 2-0 decision at Tijuana. Gustavo Bou scored Tijuana’s first goal in the 22nd minute, Victor Malcorra added a 36th minute score, and the hosts survived 5 second half Amarillas & kept Santos off the board for their first win of the year while keeping Santos winless.

Game Stats:
Goals-Gustavo Bou (Tijuana, 22′, 2nd of tournament), Victor Malcorra (Tijuana, 36′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Santos 5, Tijuana 2
Corner Kicks-Tijuana 3, Santos 2
Amarillas-Tijuana 5 (Matias Aguirregaray, 51′, Damian Musto, 65′, Bou, 80′, Manuel Lajud, 80′, Malcorra, 86′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
Attendance: 26,633 (97.4% capacity)

Next up:
Tijuana-at Queretaro (8/22)
Santos-Guadalajara (8/23)