A fun week of play that saw some surprises, some really competitive games, and a game that just descended into madness.
Necaxa 1, UNAM Pumas 1: A game that was much closer than anyone thought as Necaxa drew Pumas 1-1. Pumas largely outplayed Las Centellas, but it was Necaxa that got on the board first when Brianda Escobedo took advantage of a defensive mistake in the 34th minute. Pumas was able to equalize however in the moments after the start of the second half on Fabiola Santamaria’s second goal of the season. Pumas almost got a game-winner in stoppage when Dania Padilla hit a shot from distance that Daniela Muñoz made a fantastic diving stop on.
Atlas 2, León 1: Atlas continues to find a way week after week, downing León 2-1. Ana García’s brace was enough, as she fought for her first and was the recipient of a great cross from Alison González for the second. Ana Gaby Paz had another fantastic game in goal for Atlas, making several saves to keep her team in it (and getting bailed out by Alejandro Franco at one point). Joselyn De La Rosa finally broke Paz’ shutout in the 80th minute, but it was too little too late and Atlas are perfect through four.
#ElResumen ➡️ Las Rojinegras con paso PERFECTO— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 2, 2021
Con un marcador final de dos goles por uno, las dirigidas por Fernando Samayoa vencieron a las Esmeraldas de León.#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/CjvqR9ztDY
FC Juárez 0, Mazatlán FC 1: Mazatlán continues to grind out results, downing Las Bravas 1-0 in Ciudad Juárez. Janae González picked up her first goal for Las Cañoneras in the 33rd minute, and Mariana Zárraga got her first clean sheet of the season. Manager Tity González meanwhile will need to figure out how to get the Juárez offense started, as they have been shut out in two of their four games and scoring just two goals so far in 2021.
#ElResumen ➡️ Mazatlán triunfó en la frontera— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 2, 2021
Mazatlan Femenil venció a domicilio a Juárez, por la mínima diferencia, en partido de la Jornada 4 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/uhC1qmyIOb
Monterrey 2, Gallos Blancos de Querétaro 0: Rayadas bounce back from their loss last week to Pumas with a solid 2-0 win over Querétaro. Monterrey was typically aggressive in the attack and Dani Solís was the beneficiary, scoring goals in the 15th and again in stoppage at the end of the match. Querétaro largely did well to keep Rayadas from scoring more than they did, but still have just three points out of four games in 2021.
#ElResumen ➡️ Monterre venció a Querétaro en el Barrial— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 2, 2021
Rayadas ganó en contra de Gallos, con marcador de 2-0, en partido de la Jornada 4 de #Guard1anes2021 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/HThZvhNOgc
Puebla 1, Cruz Azul 1: A step in the right direction for Puebla, drawing a tough Cruz Azul side 1-1 at home. Mariana Ramos’ goal in the 16th allowed Puebla some breathing room, but Alejandra Curiel scored her third goal in three appearances in the 70th minute to get the draw for La Maquina, who are still undefeated in this year.
#ElResumen ➡️ Igualada en la Angelópolis @ClubPueblaFem y @AzulFemenil dividieron unidades, luego de empatar a uno, en el duelo de la fecha 4 del Torneo #Guard1anes2021 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil.#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/lCSq7K7Yg7— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) January 31, 2021
Club Atlético de San Luis 3, Club Tijuana 5: This game was absolutely wild, as all eight goals were scored before the first half was done. Kimberly Reséndiz put Atleti up in the seventh, but then Renae Cuéllar proceeded to score a hat trick in the next 13 minutes. After Cuéllar had made it 3-1, San Luis’ Paola Aleman scored off of the restart, chipping Itzel González from the halfway circle. Rosa Aguiar and Nancy Zaragoza added goals for Tijuana and Edith Carmona rounded out the scoring for San Luis, and goalkeeper Stefani Jiménez was pulled at halftime.
#ElResumen ➡️ Feria de Goles— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 1, 2021
En un partido lleno de goles, @XolosFemenil le pegó al @AtletiDeSLPFem en el Estadio Alfonso Lastras , con marcador de 5-3, en partido de la Jornada 4 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/KPZ1CLUKy3
América 2, Toluca 2: A good game between two strong teams with a lot to prove. Fer Piña scored her first Liga MX Femenil goal in the second minute, but Arlett Tovar equalized in the 16th with a rocket of a free kick from 20 yards out. Daniela Flores regained the lead for the home side in the 36th with a diving header, and it looked like América was going to get the better of Toluca but Natalia Mauleon got to a corner kick in the 75th and knocked it in to get an important point on the road for Toluca and keep their unbeaten run going.
#ElResumen ➡️ Empate en Coapa— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 3, 2021
América y Toluca dividieron unidades, en el duelo de la fecha 4 del Torneo #Guard1anes2021
Las Diablas se mantienen invictas en la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/DhJmqVHBmP
Pachuca 1, Guadalajara 0: Pachuca gets their first win of 2021 by handing Chivas their first loss of the season. The game had been a very even struggle and looked like it was going to end in a 0-0 draw until Mónica Ocampo hit a free kick in the 88th minute to pick up the win for Pachuca at Estadio Hidalgo, which if there is any justice in the world will have a statue of her put up in her honor.
#ElResumen ➡️ Pachuca ganó por primera vez en el Torneo— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 3, 2021
Las Tuzas de Pachuca superó de última hora a Chivas, por la mínima diferencia, en partido de la Jornada 4 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/46AaGAqlBK
Santos Laguna 0, Tigres UANL 3: A tough loss for Santos, who really hung with Tigres through most of a scrappy, foul-filled game. A bit of controversy in the 11th minute when Stefany Mayor went in hard on Dani Delgado but only received a yellow card. Santos almost got to the half before conceding but Katty Martínez scored her fourth goal in four games in the 44th minute. Santos got even unluckier in the 64th when a Tigres free kick hit off of the crossbar and the rebound hit off of Cinthya Peraza and went in for an autogol. Then in the 85th Mayor made an absolutely fantastic goal-scoring run that was (not unfairly) compared to ones made by Lionel Messi.
#ElResumen ➡️ Ganaron las campeonas en Torreón— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 2, 2021
Con un marcador final de 3 goles por 0, las dirigidas por Roberto Medina sumaron su tercera victoria con la que ya acumulan nueve unidades en la campaña, mientras las Guerreras permanecen con tres puntos.#VamosPorEllas ⚽ pic.twitter.com/bqsnaZenGX
Next week (all records are in W-D-L format):
Wednesday, February 3:
UNAM Pumas (3-1-0) vs. FC Juárez (0-1-3) - TUDN (Mexico) - 3:45 PM Central
Club Tijuana (1-0-3) vs. Mazatlán FC (2-1-1) - 9:00 PM Central
Thursday, February 4:
Atlas (4-0-0) vs. Pachuca (1-1-2) - TVC Deportes (Mexico) - 10:00 AM Central
Toluca (3-1-0) vs. Puebla F.C. (0-1-2) - TUDN (United States and Mexico) - 12:00 PM Central
Necaxa (0-1-3) vs. América (1-2-1) - Claro Sports (Mexico) - 4:00 PM Central
León (1-1-2) vs. Santos Laguna (1-0-2) - FOX Sports (Mexico) - 5:00 PM Central
Monterrey (3-0-1) vs. Cruz Azul (2-2-0) - FOX Sports (Mexico) - 7:00 PM Central
Friday, February 5:
Club Atlético de San Luis (0-0-4) vs. Tigres UANL (3-0-1) - 4:00 PM Central
Gallos Blancos de Querétaro (1-0-3) vs. Guadalajara (3-0-1) - TVC Deportes (Mexico) 5:00 PM Central