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Liga MX Week 7 Roundup: Clasico Joven steals the show

Liga MX was back in full swing after the Pope's visit to Mexico, and it all kicked off on Friday with Queretaro hosting the champions Tigres at the Estadio Corregidora.

Ricardo Ferretti's side started brightly and took the lead on 12 minutes when Andre-Pierre Gignac fired in from a corner. With the goal. the Frenchman continues in superb form and is the leagues leading scorer with seven goals in six games.

Queretaro, though, were leveled on the stroke of halftime. A well-worked corner found Juan Forlin inside the box, and the former Boca Juniors man sent his strike past Nahuel Guzman for the 1-1.

It then turned into a night of golazos at the Corregidora. First, the hosts went ahead on 48 minutes as 34-year-old midfielder Marco Antonio Jimenez sent a screamer into the top corner of the net. However, the lead did not last long. With Javier Aquino floating outside the box after a Queretaro clearance, Aquino drilled a high shot past Tiago Volpi to level things at 2-2.

The champions pressed for a winner, but at the final whistle, Tigres had to settle for only their second draw of the season.

If we are talking about golazos, the Clasico Joven between Club America and Cruz Azul had a couple. From the start, this game was the one to watch in Week 7 and it certainly didn't disappoint.

The Cementeros raced into the lead thanks to a header from Jorge Benitez, before the hosts turned the game on its head.

A dubious handball call inside the Cruz Azul box was called for a penalty. Osvaldo Martinez then stepped up and leveled on 34 minutes. Just three minutes later, Pablo Aguilar grabbed a second to hand Las Aguilas the lead.

Cruz Azul sparked to life in the final 25 minutes of the game when Christian "Chaco" Gimenez pounced home only seconds after coming onto the match.

Soon after, Oribe Peralta and Darwin Quintero received their marching orders, leaving Club America down to nine men.

When it looked like all three points were heading America's way, Joao Rojas sent Cruz Azul fans into a frenzy with a perfectly weighted shot that hit the crossbar and went into the back of the net.

A small scuffle between both benches followed immediately after, but at the final whistle, the score remained at a thrilling 3-3.

Not as exciting was Chiapas' 1-1 draw with Matias Almeyda's Chivas. The Rebaño Sagrado, who are now winless in their last 10 Liga MX games, took the lead on 25 minutes through Carlos Cisneros.

The visitors had to wait until the 75th minute to equalize. Luis Alfonso "Chaka" Rodriguez was on hand to convert Alexis Canelo's cross to score the 1-1.

With the scores even, Carlos Alberto "Gullit" Peña could have had the final say on 80 minutes. Gullit latched on to a great through ball from Carlos Cisneros, but the former Leon midfielder could only see his shot go well off the mark, as both teams settled for the point.

Elsewhere, 5-1 was a common scoreline on Saturday with Veracruz and Toluca both receiving thrashings from league leaders Monterrey and Leon respectively . Meanwhile, Pumas UNAM rested nine of their starters in their 1-1 draw against Santos Laguna. Agustin Marchesin played hero on several occasions to earn the Guerreros a hard-earned point in Mexico City.

Goal of the week: Marco Antonio Jimenez