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Liga MX Recap: Tijuana gets blown out, América registers first win of the season

Liga MX Recap: Tijuana gets blown out, América registers first win of the season

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In León, Xolos suffered the worst loss of its history by going down 4-0 to the newly promoted club. América picked up its first win with a four-goal performance of its own.

Friday's games

LEON 4-0 TIJUANA

Carlos Peña struck twice, Hernan Burbano calmly slotted home a penalty kick and Luis Montes cracked a free kick from distance to propel León to a steamrolling of Tijuana.

The canines suffered their worst loss in team history and will miss veteran Fernando Arce next week due to a red card.

MORELIA 1-0 MONTERREY

A single goal from Miguel Sabah in the first half was all the Monarcas needed to push past Monterrey at home, as the defending CONCACAF Champions League holder is still searching for its first win of the season.

Morelia extends its unbeaten streak in the still young season and hosts San Luis in a second straight home game next week.

Saturday's games

AMERICA 4-2 JAGUARES

Rain in Mexico City prompted fears of a soggy, uninteresting match between the Aguilas and Chiapas, but the end result was anything but.

Ecuadorian striker Christian Benitez picked up a brace with his team's first and last goals of the afternoon, while Juan Carlos Medina and young forward Tony Lopez's scores were sandwiched in between.

For Jaguares, Luis Gabriel Rey and Leonardo Bedolla made it 1-0 and 2-2 at the times in which they scored.

TIGRES 2-1 ATLANTE

The home team picked up its second win of the season and Tigres pushed up the table to join León as co-leaders after two games.

Esteban Paredes made it 1-0 for Atlante with his first goal in Mexico, but a soft penalty call allowed Lucas Lobos to draw level.

Hugo Ayala scored with five minutes to go to give Tigres the go-ahead goal they craved.

PACHUCA 0-3 ATLAS

American Jose Francisco Torres was sent off and Pachuca was blown out at home after going down to nine men following Torres' and Jorge Hernandez's red cards.

Luis Alonso Sandoval opened his Atlas account in the second half and was followed by another newcomer, Chilean striker Hector Mancilla who made it 2-0.

Paulo da Silva finished the rout with an own goal as time expired.

SAN LUIS 1-2 CRUZ AZUL

Orange, California native Michael Orozco scored for San Luis but it was not enough to keep the Reales from falling at home to Cruz Azul.

Mariano Pavone scored and made it 1-0 for Cruz Azul early, but Orozco's potent shot off a corner made it 1-1 in the 54th minute.

Late in the second half, Javier Orozco scored for the Azules and pushed them past the home team to bring three points back to Mexico City.

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