Apertura 2017 Week 10 Results: Tigres 1, Veracruz 0

Tigres hosted Veracruz in their Week 10 make-up game tonight as the champs looked to improve their playoff position in their quest for the Apertura & league champion three-peat. Although the score says otherwise, Tigres cruised to an easy 1-0 victory. The only goal came from Andre-Pierre Gignac in the 2nd minute, only his 3rd goal so far this year.

Game Stats:
Goals-Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres, 2′, 3rd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tigres 4
Corner Kicks-Tigres 2, Veracruz 1
Amarillas-Tigres 2 (Rafael de Souza, 50′, Ismael Sosa, 86′), Veracruz 2 (Leandro Velazquez, 47′, Jesus Paganoni, 76′)

Venue: Estadio Universitario, San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Tigres-Toluca (10/21)
Veracruz-Guadalajara (10/22)


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:
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: 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′)

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: Lobos 1, Veracruz 0

The final game of week 9 had Lobos visiting Veracruz looking to end their 5-game winless streak and get their first win since Week 3. It took until near the end but they succeeded, edging out Veracruz 1-0. The only goal was scored by Amaury Escoto in the 83rd minute.

Game Stats:
Goals-Amaury Escoto (Lobos, 83′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Lobos 2, Veracruz 1
Amarillas-Lobos 4 (Eduardo Tercero, 14′, Luis Piers, 32′, Juan Medina, 64′, Francisco Rodriguez, 90+1′), Veracruz 2 (Jose Velazquez, 16′, Adrian Luna, 50′)

Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 11,837 (41.2% capacity)

Next up:
Veracruz-at Tigres (8/23)
Lobos-Tijuana (8/23)

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 5 Results: Veracruz 1, Queretaro 1

For the 3rd straight week Veracruz had another big chance to gain ground in the demotion race but once again they blew it, unable to maintain another lead and forced to settle for a tie, this time 1-1 at home against Queretaro. Cristian Menendez gave Veraruz the lead with a goal just before halftime and it looked like it would hold, but Queretaro spoiled the shutout with an Emanuel Villa header goal on an 89th-minute corner kick. Both teams remain in the top 8 with the result but the Tiburones Rojos could have possibly pulled even with or ahead of Atlas on the ratio table, which is very tight early on in the season.

Game Stats:
Goals-Cristian Menendez (Veracruz, 43′, 3rd of tournament), Emanuel Villa (Queretaro, 89′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Veracruz 2, Queretaro 1
Corner Kicks-Queretaro 7, Veracruz 3
Amarillas-Queretaro 4 (Everaldo Stum, 67′, Aldo Arellano, 70′, Miguel Martinez, 79′, Gil Alcala, 90+3′), Veracruz 1 (Guido Milan, 36′)

Venue: Estadio Luis Pirara Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 14,436 (50.3% capacity)

Next up:
Veracruz-at Pachuca (8/22)
Queretaro-Tijuana (8/22)

Apertura 2017 Week 4 Results: Veracruz 3, Santos 2

The final game of week 4 featured things that don’t happen very often based on recent history-most notably, for only the 2nd time since the start of the Clausura 2017, Santos lost-they dropped a 3-2 decision at home to Veracruz. Cristian Menendez gave Veracruz an early lead with a 34th-minute goal, then in the 56th minute Jorge Enriquez’s header got Santos even. Veracruz quickly re-took the lead on an Adrian Luna header in the 59th minute and a Christian Valdez goal in the 64th minute to extend their lead to 3-1. The refs let them play at the end until Santos got a Brian Lozano goal 5 minutes into extra time, but there would be no rallying for another tie. Santos now has matched their entire loss total from last tournament after 4 weeks-1. This also is only the 3rd time in their last 21 games at Santos that Veracruz has won-coming in their record in the last 20 games there was 2-15-3.

Game Stats:
Goals-Cristian Memendez (Veracruz, 34′, 2nd of tournament), Jorge Enriquez (Santos, 56′, 1st of tournament), Adrian Luna (Veracruz, 59′, 2nd of tournament), Christian Valdez (Veracruz, 64′, 1st of tournament), Brian Lozano (Santos, 90+5′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Santos 1
Corner Kicks-Santos 10, Veracruz 1

Venue: Estadio TSM Corona, Torreon, Coahuila
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Santos-at Tijuana (8/18)
Veracruz-Queretaro (8/19)