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Liga MX Roundup - Matchday 1 facts and stats

Liga MX Roundup - Stats and goals following the start of the Apertura 2019

July 22, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
Tigres and América raised their fans' hopes by winning their respective gamed with the exact same score.

The 2019 Apertura tournament in the Mexican top flight kicked off on a high note. Some teams confirmed themselves as title contenders, while others gave their fans nightmares with their poor performances.

For starters, América and Tigres earned their first three points after similar 4-2 wins against Monterrey and Morelia, respectively. América's win against Monterrey represents the first big win for Las Águilas, since they defeated one of the teams that beat them last season.

On the other hand, Chivas confirmed their fans' worst fears with their 3-0 defeat against Santos. The voices claiming for Tomás Boy's sacking are increasing with each loss, and if the team can't correct its current course, they will have a hard time in their battle to avoid relegations.

Cruz Azul surprised most with their goalless draw against Necaxa, especially due to their penalty miss and a disallowed goal. In fact, Necaxa could have won the match with a spot kick, but their striker was not able to find the back of the net.

2019 Apertura tournament - Matchday 1 scores

2019 Apertura tournament - Matchday 1 facts

  • América had not scored four goals against Monterrey since the Verano 2002 tournament. América ended winning the title in that tournament.

  • Tomás Boy has lost 12 out of his 13 games as Chivas' boss. Their only win came on Matchday 16 of the 2019 Clausura tournament against León (2-1).

  • This is the second most  prolific opening weekend in Liga MX history. Teams in the Mexican top flight scored 28 goals this weekend, which is only surpassed by the 2009 Clausura, where the ball found the back of the net 33 times.

Best goals

Have a look at the best goals scored during the opening weekend of the 2019 Apertura tournament. On this video, goals by Luis Rodríguez, Javier Aquino, Fabián Castillo, Carlos González and Julio Furch (Video might be geo-restricted).

2019 Apertura tournament -Team of the Week

This week's best XI includes two players from the following teams: América, Santos, and León. Find out which players fill the other five spots. 

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