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Liga MX Week 6 Roundup: Monterrey stay top, Chivas' misery continues

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Not even the Pope's visit to Mexico could stop all of Liga MX's games from Week 6 from happening, and it all kicked off on Friday with Veracruz hosting Club America at the Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente .

Club America had won their previous two games to steer pressure away from manager Ignacio Ambriz and deservedly took the lead just before the half-hour mark through Rubens Sambueza.

But the Tiburones Rojos went on the offensive following the restart, and equalized in spectacular fashion. Edgar Andrade received a free-kick from 30 yards out, and the midfielder fired an angled shot goalwards, which hit the upright and flew past Moises Muñoz to level things at 1-1.

Las Aguilas had chances to win the match after Gabriel Peñalba was sent off for Veracruz, but twice failed to find the target from close range as Ignacio Ambriz's side had to settle for a point way from home.

One side not settling for draws is league leaders Monterrey. The Rayados ensured they stayed on top of the Liga MX table with a 2-1 win at Santos Laguna on Friday.

Monterrey took the lead on 21 minutes when an Edwin Cardona through ball found Dorlan Pabon in the penalty area for the 1-0. Antonio Mohamed's men then double their lead through a brilliant Edwin Cardona over-head kick.

In the second half, Djaniny got the home side back in the game with a powerful strike from long-range in the 66th minute, but it wasn't enough as Santos Laguna were defeated for the first time at home this season.

Undefeated at home is Cruz Azul. Tomas Boy's side extended their unbeaten run to three games with a 2-1 victory over Queretaro.

Joffre Guerron put the hosts in front in the 39th minute with his first goal in a Cruz Azul jersey since arriving from champions Tigres in January.

The goal seemed to spark Queretaro into life, but it was Cruz Azul who grabbed a second in the 75th minute when Vicente Matias Vuoso produced a great piece of awareness to snatch the ball from a Cruz Azul defender before passing to Joao Rojas, whose shot from 12 yards nestled behind the goalkeeper for the 2-0.

Queretaro continued to threaten and pulled within one through Carlos Fierro, but Jose de Jesus Corona made several late saves as the score remained in Cruz Azul's favor.

On Sunday, Leon piled more misery on the winless Chivas with a 1-0 win at the Estadio Omnilife.

All that was lacking for Chivas was a goal, with Matias Almeyda's side overwhelmingly dominating possession again, but after a scoreless first half, , Mauro Boselli took advantage of an Antonio Rodriguez mistake to shoot unchallenged into the empty net for the decisive goal in the 78th minute.

Chivas have now gone winless in nine leagues games in a row, stretching into the Apertura 2015.

Elsewhere, Miguel Herrera triumphed over Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti as a Dayro Moreno double helped Xolos de Tijuana beat ten-man Tigres 2-1. Last-placed Dorados showed improvement but thanks to a memorable night from Luis Quiñones, who took part in all three of the Universitario's goals, Pumas UNAM won 3-2 at the Banorte. Finally, Pachuca closed the week by coming from two goals down to thrash Puebla 5-2.

Goal of the week: Andre-Pierre Gignac