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Monterrey edges Atlas at Jalisco in action-packed game

Monterrey defeated Atlas at the Jalisco leaving the rojinegros winless at home.
Monterrey defeated Atlas at the Jalisco leaving the rojinegros winless at home.
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It took one goal from Brazilian Lucas Silva in the 21st minute to give CF Monterrey the 1-0 victory over Atlas FC at the Jalisco Stadium in the final game of Saturday night action in week 8 of La Liga MX. The Rayados had Carlos Barra on the bench as their new coach, replacing Jose Guadalupe Cruz who was released midweek.

Atlas continues on a downward spiral as they lose their third game at the Jalisco. In five games the zorros have only managed to draw on two occasions. This leaves them in the third position from the bottom of the relegation table six points above Atlante FC.

The game was full of action with both teams looking for the win. Atlas was defending their turf and trying to get their first home win of the season. But it was not meant to be for the rojinegros that gave up a goal in the first half.

Silva received a pass while in the area. He was in motion running in when he connected with his head sending the ball into the back of the net. Monterrey managed the game after the goal to hold on to the win. The game was not without its rough play. The referee gave out seven yellow cards and sent off Monterrey player Victor Ramos in the final minute of regulation.

Monterrey wins their first game since week 3 action. Despite the bad pace the Rayados are having in the Clausura 2014, they are doing well in the Copa MX. Perhaps the change in leadership on the bench could revive Monterrey. La Pandilla is a team that is used to being in the top positions on the league table. Currently they sit in the 13th position.

Tigres UNAL ends dry spell

Crosstown rivals Tigres UANL ended their winless streak with a 1-0 over Veracruz FC at the Universitario Stadium. It took eight weeks for the felinos to finally win in La Liga MX. The victory could be enough to kick start the team’s momentum. Tigres is also doing well in the Copa MX.

The victory came in time for Coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti's 60th birthday.

Saturday’s games:

America 1, Pumas UNAM 3

Pachuca 3, Morelia 0

Leon 4, Santos 2