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Liga MX Roundup - Matchday 4 facts and stats

Liga MX Roundup - Goals, stats and more after Matchday 4 of the Apertura 2019 tournament

August 12, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
Santos keeps their perfect form in the competition ahead of América and Querétaro. Meanwhile, a shaky use of VAR keeps making headlines.

The Apertura 2019 is in full motion, and some upsets and surprises have stolen all headlines after four weeks.

Santos is yet to drop one point, and their top spot in the Mexican top-flight is uncontested. Querétaro and América led the pack for a few hours, but a 4-1 win for Los Guerreros returned them to the top spot in Liga MX.

André-Pierre Gignac's tribute couldn't have gone better. The Frenchman scored a hat-trick in less than 25 minutes to see Tigres rise through Liga MX ranks and to the top spot of the goalscorers' chart. Elsewhere, Chivas and Cruz Azul secured wins this weekend, but their fans have to be cautious not to praise their teams that much, since they defeated two recently promoted teams.

Sunday's clash between Toluca and América was a bit tricky to judge. The hosts dominated Las Águilas for the better part of the game, but a massive counter-attack by Renato Ibarra secured a crucial win for Herrera's men, who are still undefeated in this tournament despite their massive number of absences.

Matchday 4, Apertura 2019 tournament - Full scores

Apertura 2019 tournament - Matchday 4 facts

  • André-Pierre Gignac scored a hat-trick in less than 25 minutes. With those goals, the Frenchman became the top scorer in Liga MX, with four goals in four games.

  • Javier "Chofis" López ended a goalless drought that went on for almost a year. The homegrown Chivas player hadn't found the back of the net since August 17, 2018.

  • Veracruz extended their winless streak to thirty games. The Red Sharks are 13 days away from spending the last YEAR without a win.

  • Renato Ibarra scored his tenth goal for América. This is the first time since his arrival in which he has found the back of the net in consecutive games.


  • Guadalajara had not scored three goals since their 3-0 win against Atlas in Matchday 7 of the Clausura 2019 tournament. This weekend's game was the first with a three-goal haul for Tomás Boy since he was appointed as Chivas' boss.

Best goals

Feast your eyes with the best goals of the fourth weekend in Liga MX, including two goals by André-Pierre Gignac (dos veces), Javier Eduardo López, Roberto Alvarado, Alexis Pérez and Cristian Menéndez (video could be geo-restricted).

Apertura 2019 tournament - Matchday 4 Team of the Week

Not one, but two Querétaro defenders, someone who scored a hat-trick and the league leader's top scorer top the best XI of Matchday 4. Have a look at the other footballers included in this lineup. 

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