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Liga MX Week 13 Roundup: Chivas move into playoff position, Club America and Monterrey score six

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There were tons of goals to talk about in Week 13 of Liga MX as things are setting up nicely for another exciting end to the regular season.

One of the major story lines heading into this week was Miguel Herrera's return to the Estadio Azteca. But it was anything but home sweet home for "Piojo" as Las Aguilas thrashed his Xolos de Tijuana side 6-1 on Saturday.

Gabriel Hauche had given the visitors the lead, but an Oribe Peralta equalizer in the 37th minute set Las Aguilas on their way to their biggest win of the season.

It was not long before Club America took the lead, a fortuitous goal from William da Silva put things at 2-1 just before halftime.

Tijuana goalkeeper Federico Vilar did manage to make several good saves in the second half, but Paolo Goltz doubled the lead in the 72nd minute, heading home an Osvaldo Martinez corner.

Darwin Quintero had an immediate impact after coming on for Andres "Rifle" Andrade, scoring a brilliant solo goal to score the 4-1.

Vilar then had to pick out the ball a fifth time when Quintero grabbed his brace after capitalizing from a great Rubens Sambueza pass.

Finally in the closing stages of the match, fellow substitute Dario Benedetto completed the route with an easy goal as Club America tightened their grip on a top-two finish and nearly clinched themselves a place in the Liguilla.

If Club America's dominant  win was the kind of performance from a title-contending team, then league leaders Monterrey followed the suit by demolishing Chiapas 6-0.

Antonio "Turco" Mohamed's side had the better start and took the lead within four minutes when Dorlan Pabon dribbled down the middle before sending a shot into Oscar Jimenez's near post.

Once the hosts went ahead, they were in the mood for more, and ten minutes later, Carlos Sanchez doubled the lead from the penalty spot.

Edwin Cardona then fired in the 3-0 with a trademark shot from long distance before Alonso Zomara turned in an own-goal following a Dorlan Pabon cross.

Aldo de Nigris got the goal he craved four minutes later, arriving inside the box to tap in a rebounded Edwin Cardona free-kick.

Walyer Ayovi then completed the scoring as he received a pass straight from goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco and unleashed a left-footed shot from the edge of the box.

All the momentum right now, though, might not be with one of the teams in the top two. Chivas won their third straight league game to move within a playoff position with a 3-0 win over Puebla.

Carlos Cisneros gave Chivas the advantage after only five minutes, drilling a long distance shot past Fabian Villaseñor to give Matias Almeyda's side the early lead.

It wasn't until the 68th minute that Angel Zaldivar doubled the lead for Chivas. An Isaac Brizuela pass fell kindly for the 22-year-old to turn in from close range.

In the 80th minute, Puebla defender Patricio Araujo was sent off as he extended his arm inside the penalty area. Javier "La Chofis" Lopez, who has scored three goals in his last two games for the Rebaño Sagrado, stepped up only to have his penalty saved.

But Omar Bravo wiped away any remaining doubts about the result when he took the ball around Villaseñor before slotting in the 3-0.

Elsewhere, Santos Laguna bounced back from CONCACAF Champions League elimination with a 2-0 win over Veracruz. Pachuca came from a goal down to beat the champions Tigres 2-1 at home. Morelia left it late to beat the struggling Atlas 2-1. Dorados de Sinaloa shocked Cruz Azul with a 3-0 win. Finally, the week ended with Leon claiming a 2-1 win over Pumas UNAM.

Goal of the week: Walter Ayovi