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Liga MX Femenil recap - 2019 Clausura Week 6

Pumas gets one back in the Clásico Capitalino, Xolos Femenil get a win at home, and big showings by the Nuevo León teams cap an exciting week of Liga MX Femenil fútbol.

Daniela Espinosa has 10 goals on the season for Club América. Marien Saavedra/Club América

Another fun week in the books for Liga MX Femenil, with golazos and a Clásico Capitalino to savor.

Cruz Azul 0, Puebla 0: Cruz Azul goalkeeper Mariana Zárraga made three saves and the Puebla defense allowed no shots on goal as Cruz Azul and Puebla played to a scoreless draw. Cruz Azul’s first points of the season saw them move up to eighth place in Group 1 with a game in hand, while Puebla now sits in fourth.

Necaxa 1, Tigres UANL 4: Four different players scored for Group 2 co-leaders Tigres as they rolled over last-place Necaxa 4-1. Liliano Mercado got the scoring started in the 6th minute on a perfectly placed slow-roller. Nohely Enriquez would equalize for Necaxa in the 34th minute when she beat the offside trap and chipped the goalkeeper. The lead would only last for five minutes when Katty Martínez would put Tigres up for good when she made the most of a defensive miscue. In the 53rd minute, Lizbeth Ovalle hit a wonderful left-footed blast from about 15 yards out to widen the lead, and five minutes later Evelyn González would round out the scoring with a shot that went in off of the underside of the crossbar.

Club América 0, UNAM Pumas 1: Edna Santamaria was able to capitalize on a mistake by goalkeeper Aurora Santiago to give Pumas their second ever Clásico Capitalino win against cross-town rival América. This draws América and Pumas into a tie for second place of Group 1 in points with 12, although América holds the slight edge in goal differential (+4 to Pumas’ +2).

Monterrey 6, Querétaro 1: Monterrey put up a season-high six goals as they thrashed seventh-place Querétaro 6-1 to remain in a deadlock with Tigres atop Group 2 - with a game in hand on their rivals. By the time Karen Hernández scored the lone goal for Querétaro in the 56th minute, Mónica Monsiváis had scored two goals and Aylin Aviléz had put one in for Rayadas. Dinora Garza would also respond with a goal in the 62nd minute, and then a well placed strike by Pamela Verdirame in the 80th minute and Norali Armenta would hit a close range laser in the 89th minute to seal the match for the hosts.

Monarcas Morelia 0, Guadalajara 1: It’s not often that a center back scores the game-winning goal, but Priscila Padilla did just that with a diving header in the 21st minute for Chivas, who now sit in fourth place in Group 2. Monarcas on the other hand are eighth in the group with just two points in five games.

Lobos BUAP 3, Veracruz 0: Abigail De Jesús scored twice including a technically masterful goal in the sixth minute as fifth place Lobos downed Group 1 cellar dwellers Veracruz 3-0 in Puebla. María Ramírez rounded out the scoring with a fantastic shot from about 20 yards out.

Club Santos 0, León 1: In her first match in goal since April 7, 2018, goalkeeper Sandra Lozano got her first shutout since September 2, 2017 to give León their third win of the season. Perla Navarrete was the hero, notching her second goal of the season in the 86th minute to propel fifth place León four points clear of Santos in Group 2.

Tijuana 1, Toluca 0: Patricia Gutiérrez scored the lone goal of the game from the penalty spot to give Xolos Femenil their second win of the season, which equals their win total for each of the previous two seasons. Tijuana is now sixth in Group 1, just a point behind Lobos BUAP while Toluca sits in seventh.

Next week:

Friday, February 8:

Querétaro (1W 0D 4L) vs. Necaxa (0W 1D 4L)

Saturday, February 9:

Atlas (4W 0D 1L) vs. Santos Laguna (1W 2D 3L)

UNAM Pumas (4W 0D 1L) vs. Toluca (1W 1D 3L)

Monday, February 11:

Veracruz (0W 1D 4L) vs. Club América (4W 0D 1L)

Pachuca (4W 1D 0L) vs. Lobos BUAP (2W 2D 2L)

Tigres UANL (4W 1D 1L) vs. Monarcas Morelia (0W 2D 3L) - Univision Deportes

León (3W 0D 2L) vs. Monterrey (4W 1D 0L)

Tijuana (2W 1D 3L) vs. Cruz Azul (0W 1D 4L)

Bye week: Guadalajada (3W 1D 2L), Puebla (2W 3D 1L)