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Liga MX Clausura Week 5: Top 5 Goals of the Week

Another Jornada down, and another string of fantastic goals from Mexico. Here are the Top 5.

Pumas UNAM v Tigres UANL - Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX
Pumas’ Matias Alustiza celebrates after scoring the second goal of the game against Tigres on Feb. 4.
Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

5. Matias Alustiza

Alustiza has revamped his career with Pumas since leaving Atlas last season. El Chavo has been one of the capital club’s best offensive weapons, and he had the pleasure of scoring the second and final goal in the win against defending champion Tigres. Alustiza acted on a great through pass from Pablo Barrera and chipped it way above the keeper. A little luck helped him too after the Tigres defender could not clear the ball away in time.

4. Erick Gutierrez

A tremendously underrated player, Guti has been the backbone of Los Tuzos’ midfield for several years now. He doesn’t score much, but when he does, they’re usually beauties like the one you’ll see below. His left-footed power-strike from about 30 yards out got the ball rolling on Saturday against Morelia.

3. Keisuke Honda

The former CSKA Moscow and AC Milan midfielder came to the Liga MX and got to work! The Japanese international already has three goals and three assists in five games in just his second season in Mexico. Oh, and he’s a freekick specialist, as you can see. It’s a real shame this pair of remarkable goals from Gutierrez and Honda wasn’t enough to get the win against Morelia. Pachuca lost 2-3 to Monarcas on Saturday.

2. Aviles Hurtado

The Colombian international was in a bit of a scoring drought at the start of the Clausura. That all changed last week against Chivas. Hurtado scored once in that game and twice again on Saturday against Leon. Both goals were noteworthy, but it was his first that turned more heads, and for good reason! How in the world did he score that?! Monterrey thrashed La Fiera 5-1 in the game.

1. Jeremy Menez

Club America fans were ecstatic when they heard Miguel Herrera managed to bring Jeremy Menez to El Nido. With his track record, expectations were high for Menez and many wondered whether or not he would follow in his fellow Frenchman Andre-Pierre Gignac’s footsteps and become an icon in Mexico. While it’s certainly way too early to come to a conclusion on that, we’d say this goal was a fantastic start to his career in Mexico. His goal was the last in a 5-1 win over Lobos BUAP on Saturday.

What was your favorite goal of the Jornada? Any we missed? Let us know in the comments below!