Last Updated on September 4, 2023 3:05 pm by Erwin Noguera
Matchday 7 of the Liga MX Apertura 2023 tournament is history, and after an action-packed weekend, we continue to see Atlético San Luis leading the standings with their fifth consecutive victory.
Tigres won their second game in a row to move into second place in the table, equal on 14 points with Juárez. Chivas de Guadalajara fell for the second time in a row and, as a result, dropped to fourth place in the table.
In fifth and sixth place, we have Toluca and América, respectively, who continue to add points day after day to get dangerously close to the top of the table.
Finally, at the bottom of the table, we still have Necaxa, Cruz Azul, and Tijuana, which have not been able to demonstrate a high level of play in these first 7 rounds of the tournament. As a result, these teams must react if they do not want to say goodbye very soon to their chances of advancing to the Playoffs.
Here is a summary of what happened in the Liga MX matchday 7 games.
Apertura MX 2023 Matchday 7 – Roundup – Juárez vs. Mazatlán – Info
Friday, September 1 at 07:05 PM ET at Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez
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We begin our summary with the match between Juárez and Mazatlán, full of intensity, emotions, and goals.
The game that opened matchday 7 was fabulous, as in the 13th minute, Diego Veloyes scored for Juárez. Then, in the 34th minute, Aitor García scored the 2-0, which undoubtedly gave the home team a comfortable lead.
However, this did not discourage Mazatlán, who took possession of the ball practically the entire game and, seconds before the end of the first half, specifically at minute 45+8′, they scored a goal by Josué Colmán.
With the game a little more intense and entertaining, both teams went into the second half to give their all to obtain a positive result. However, the local team, Juárez, managed to take the victory by 3-1 thanks to a great goal by Avilés Hurtado in minute 60.
With this victory, Juarez climbed to third place in the table and is equal with Tigres with 14 points and only 2 points behind Atletico San Luis at the top. Meanwhile, Mazatlan dropped to 14th place after another loss at the start of the tournament.
Juárez (3) – (1) Mazatlán
Apertura MX 2023 Matchday 7 – Roundup – Santos Laguna vs. Pumas UNAM – Info
Saturday, September 2 at 07:00 pm ET at Estadio Nuevo Corona
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Another of the interesting games we had in this matchday 7 of the Liga MX Apertura 2023 Tournament was between Santos and Pumas, which was played at the Nuevo Corona Stadium last Saturday, September 2.
In this match, an aggressive Santos was expected to try to get back to winning ways at home, and they did just that. Santos Laguna started the match with tremendous aggressiveness and drive, so much so that, in minute 14′, they forced an own goal by Gabriel Matías Fernández to take a 1-0 lead.
After this goal, Santos stood up much more at home and began to lay siege to Pumas to get the match’s second goal. However, in the 35th minute, Gabriel Matías Fernández made amends for his mistake by scoring 1-1.
Finally, the match was decided in minute 45+2′, as Santos’ Gabriel Preciado scored a great goal to give his team the victory.
Los Laguneros had many opportunities to increase the score in the second half. Still, they could not do so in the face of Pumas’ fierce defense at the Nuevo Corona Stadium. However, Santos returns to winning ways and moves up to 7th place in the table. Meanwhile, Pumas falls to 10th place.
Santos (2) – (1) Pumas
Apertura MX 2023 Matchday 7 – Roundup – Guadalajara vs. Monterrey – Info
Sunday, September 3 at 05:05 pm ET at Estadio Akron
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Finally, we have one of the most anticipated and exciting matches of this matchday 7 of the Apertura 2023 Liga MX tournament, Chivas vs. Monterrey.
Both teams started this tournament with a great pace of play, especially Chivas Guadalajara, who led the table for several matchdays. However, in this match against Monterrey, they could not play at their best and ended up losing for the second consecutive time.
Monterrey took control of the game at the start of the match, as, in the very minute 9′, they managed to take the lead thanks to Sergio Canales’ first goal of the night. This undoubtedly helped the visiting team feel comfortable at the Akron Stadium.
Then, in the 36th minute, a foul in the box resulted in a penalty kick for Monterrey, which Canales himself converted to put the visitors ahead 2-0.
With the game 2-0, the teams went to the break to deploy a new strategy for the second half.
At the start of the second half, the Rebaño Sagrado began strongly trying to score the first goal and thus get closer to the scoreboard. However, it was in the 66th minute when they managed to cut the deficit to 1-2 thanks to a goal by Ricardo Marín Sánchez. In the end, neither team could damage the rival team more, and the game remained with the same score until the final whistle.
Guadalajara (1) – (2) Monterrey