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Club America ease past Xolos de Tijuana, Veracruz fall to Santos

After brief stop for the international break, the Liga MX returned on Friday. Veracruz suffered a 3-0 defeat to Santos Laguna and Club America eased their way past Xolos de Tijuana.

Here are some quick takeaways from Friday's games.

Veracruz's instability could prove costly

With five games to go in the season, Veracru'z threat of missing out on the Liguilla is very much a reality.

It wasn't long ago that Veracruz looked unbeatable at the Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente, but Djaniny netted twice as Santos Laguna inflicted Carlos Reinoso's side their second straight home defeat.

A win would've closed the gap on the top four teams in the league, but instead Veracruz are just three points above 11th place Chivas.

The Tiburones Rojos will want to improve if they want to avoid the emberrassment of dropping out of a Liguilla place.

Mexican internationals continue to shine for Club America

Xolos de Tijuana's dire form continued as Club America took full advantage by earning a comfortable 2-0 victory at the Estadio Caliente on Friday night.

A week after participating with the Mexico national team in their 3-2 victory over the United States, America's Moises Munoz, Oribe Peralta, and Paul Aguilar were at the heart of things again for Las Aguilas.

Paul Aguilar's effective long ball was the catalyst for Oribe Peralta's goal. Likewise, Moises Munoz was rapid off his line when he needed to be.

The team may have a large number of foreign-born players, but there is no doubt that they also have a good Mexican base.

Pressure continues on Tijuana's Romano

Club America was always in complete control of the game. Michael Arroyo's golazo after only 15 minutes never caused Xolos de Tijuana to pick up their intensity.

In the 38th minute, Oribe Peralta doubled Club America's lead and the game looked already over before the start of the second half.

As Xolos sought a goal back, it was highly clear that there was never a real ambition to get back into the game.

Xolos de Tijuana are now winless in their last five league games and they continue to sink to new lows. Ruben Omar Romano is facing intense scrutiny and his days in front of the TIjuana outfit may be numbered.