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Liga MX Femenil recap - 2018 Apertura Week 5

The Clásico Regio drew in 37,600 fans while Club América remained unbeaten.

Tigres UANL v Tijuana - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images

Some excellent Liga MX Femenil viewing this past weekend, including over 37,000 attending the Clásico Regio - more than all NWSL games this past weekend combined.

Querétaro 3, Santos Laguna 1: Rebecca Villuendas hit a fantastic free kick and Luz Ruíz and Alejandra Tapia contributed goals of their own as hosts Querétaro downed Santos 3-1 on Friday. Alexxandra Ramírez scored the lone goal for Santos.

Pumas 1, Lobos BUAP 0: Pumas got their second win of the season, downing Lobos BUAP 1-0 in the lone Saturday match. Fabiola Santamaría scored the lone goal for Pumas, getting her head on the end of a fantastic cross in the 32nd minute.

Puebla 1, Toluca 2: Toluca would score two unanswered goals after the half to down Puebla. Mirelle Arciniega got the hosts on the board first by converting a penalty, but Karla Zempoalteca would knot it with a header off of a corner kick and María Mauleon would get the game winner with a fantastic individual effort. Toluca has the best goal differential in the league at +9.

Chivas 1, Necaxa 0: Brenda Viramontes scored a goal on a wonderful cross into the box as Chivas improved to the best record in Liga MX Femenil. Necaxa on the other hand has just one point in four games.

Veracruz 2; Pachuca 2: Five yellow cards and four goals marked a wild one in Veracruz as Tiburones Rojos drew Pachuca 2-2. Lizbeth Ángeles got the scoring started off of a mistake by Veracruz goalkeeper María Tarango in the 27th. A minute later, Daniela Alcantar would equalize thanks in part to some sloppy defensive play by Pachuca. Mónica Ocampo would give Pachuca the lead with her first goal of the season in the 37th. Zaira Fortis would salvage a point for the hosts in the 81st thanks to another defensive miscue by Pachuca.

León 1, Atlas 2: León remains winless thanks to a heartbreaker by Joana Robles as stoppage time was being announced. Ana García drew first blood for Atlas in the 35th thanks to a fantastic cross from Mayra Santana. Sanjuana Muñoz scored León’s only goal in the 89th minute on a cross in from Denisse Valdez.

Tigres UANL 2, Monterrey 2: Another Clásico Regio that lived up to its billing as Tigres and Monterrey drew in front of 37,601 fans. Nancy Antonio got things started with a blast from distance in the 13th minute, but just five minutes later Mónica Monsiváis would equalize on a great individual effort.

Diana Evangelista would put Monterrey up in the 55th minute, but Lydia Rangel would convert a penalty in the 71st to even up the score once and for all.

Club Tijuana 0, Club América 1: Vannya García hit the game winning header in the 82nd minute as Xolos fell at home to América, who remain the only club to win all of their games so far.

Next week:

Friday, August 17:

Cruz Azul (0W 0D 4L) vs. Puebla (1W 1L 3D)

Necaxa (0W 1D 3L) vs. Tigres (3W 2D 0L)

Sunday, August 19:

Monterrey (1W 3D 0L) vs. Querétaro (2W 0D 2L)

Club América (4W 0D 0L) vs. Pumas (2W 0D 2L)

Lobos BUAP (2W 1D 2L) vs. Veracruz (0W 2D 2L)

Monday, August 20:

Monarcas Morelia (1W 3D 0L) vs. Chivas (4W 1D 0L)

Club Tijuana (2W 1D 2L) vs. Toluca (3W 0D 1L)

Santos Laguna (1W 1D 3L) vs. León (0W 0D 4L)

Bye week: Pachuca (3W 1D 1L), Atlas (2W 1D 2L)