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Pumas UNAM fire three past Leon, Gignac grabs a brace

Week 13 of the Liga MX resumed on Saturday with five games.

Here are some quick takeaways on Saturday's games and the day's final results.

Tomas Boy and Luis Fernando Suarez start with a draw

A header from Julio Cesar Dominguez in the first half and a Christian Suarez goal in the second handed Tomas Boy and Luis Fernando Suarez mixed starts as head coaches of their new teams.

It wasn't exactly a great display from both Cruz Azul and Dorados. Cruz Azul's intensity died off after they took the lead and there wasn't much to the game until Suarez equalized for Dorados.

For Cruz Azul, it will take some time for Boy's influence to show, but if anything, their final minutes put into display the club's proclivity to self-destruct in the final moments of a game.

Boy will need more than time to get Cruz Azul back to fighting for titles.

Gignac comes up big

Tigres held on to a 2-1 win over Pachuca, but special praise has to go to Andre-Pierre Gignac. The Frenchman powered his way to two goals and was a central figure for Ricardo Ferretti's side.

His first goal was another gem after he volleyed home from the edge of the box to give Tigres the early lead.

It is now nine goals and counting for Gignac, but most importantly, he was never dragged down by the pressure of his price tag and has responded the best way possible.

Pumas embrace role of championship contenders

After Saturday's 3-1 win over Leon, Pumas UNAM opened a small gap at the top of the table and looked exceptional in the process.

Fidel Martinez, who scored a goal and was also sent off, has injected new energy at the club. In addition, the defense looks bold and composed.

Pumas are reaising eyebrows, and with four games to go in the season, we may well be talking about the team to beat in the Liguilla.

Final Results:

Cruz Azul 1-1 Dorados

Tigres 2-1 Pachuca

Leon 1-3 Pumas UNAM

Morelia 0-1 Atlas

Chiapas 2-2 Monterrey