Top Stories of Week Ten

Bottom-level Tigres stun league-leading Cruz Azul


Tigres haven't given us much of anything to applaud until this weekend, when they handed league leading Cruz Azul their first loss of 2014. The Azul y Blanca have managed to go nine games without losing a match or their spot at the top of the table, but an early penalty got Tigres on the board in under 10 minutes, and despite a hard pressing effort, Cruz Azul were unable to pounce back.

The Burrito Wrap – 3rd March

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Spring is coming, and with it the conclusion of football seasons around the world. As we pass the half-way stage in this year’s Clausura we take the opportunity to look back at some of the biggest stories of the last nine weeks.


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What do Queretaro, Chiapas and Atlas all have in common? Correct, they’ve all seen their club finances come under the microscope in 2014.

Cruz Azul Crush Toluca - Match Report

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League leaders Cruz Azul strengthened their hold on first place in the Liga MX, as a clinical 1-0 victory over second-placed Toluca saw them extend their advantage to six points.

Cruz Control

Cruz Azul was always expected to be in contention for a Liguilla place. No matter the difficulties encountered, anything less than a top eight finish would have been disaster. The Liguilla was just never expected to be nearly locked-up midway through the season.

The Burrito Wrap – 24th Feb 2014

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After its absence last week the Burrito Wrap is back with its usual three tasty stories.

Mexicans Abroad: A look at their overall minutes

I wish I had practical and useful ideas. While others think of rational ways that would better their lives, I sit in front of my laptop and stare blankly at soccer statistics and scores. Recently, during one of my usual catatonic-like states of mind when looking at my screen, I realized that I haven't seen much in regards to overall minutes for our Mexicans abroad in Europe. Sure, I've seen minutes after games but I'm a child of the internet generation and wish to see lists and organized numbers. Perhaps even a multi-colored graph with overall minutes.

Another Tie

Once again a Tuca team scores an early first goal against Santos. This seems to be his best strategy to beat Santos and sometimes it works. The 12th minute goal by Alan Pulido was pretty close to being offsides, depending on your rooting interest. Carlos Darwin’s goal that was disallowed was also close. Both calls went in favor of Tigres and were made by the same linesman. Santos got the equalizer right after half time with an Andres Renteria goal.  Oribe Peralta had a one on one with the goalie but the keeper was able to get a foot on it. Nine out of ten time’s Peralta nets it in.

The Power Shift

The past several years were marked by a changing of the guard. The usual powers of Mexican soccer slumped while others rose up to claim their coveted positions. That power shift, which seemed to be   potentially long-lasting, has faded away this season.

The Burrito Wrap

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The Burrito Wrap is back – it’s tortilla time!

 

Puma’s Renaissance is a thing of beauty…

“Football, bloody hell”. The words of Alex Ferguson after Manchester United scored twice in stoppage time to beat Bayern Munich and win the 1999 European Cup. Whilst Puma’s turnaround in fortunes is not quite as dramatic as that famous night Barcelona, their current form is certainly as unpredictable as that remarkable game.

 

Top Stories of Week Six

We're now into second third of the Liga MX Clausura, and this week brought some surprises and note-worthy events. Here's Kim Tate's top moments in Liga MX for week six.

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