Maybe it’s the short turnaround time, but this week felt extra crazy. Teams getting surprising results, chippy games, and golazos helped make Week 5 seem like one we could be talking about for a while.
UNAM Pumas 1, FC Juárez 0: While not a surprise that Pumas won, the margin of victory was probably a lot less than people may have expected. Dinora Garza’s second goal of the season in the 25th minute secured the top spot in the league, but full credit to Juárez who hung in and on another day could have gotten a positive result.
Club Tijuana 0, Mazatlán FC 0: After last week’s goal-fest between Xolos Femenil and Atlético San Luis, you could be forgiven for thinking this game would be another offensive outburst, but Tijuana and Mazatlán played a conservative 0-0 draw. Mariana Zárraga got her second clean sheet in a row for Las Cañoneras, while Itzel González got her first in 2021.
#ElResumen ➡️ Sin Goles en la Frontera— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 4, 2021
Xolos y Mazatlán no se hicieron daño en su compromiso de la Jornada 5 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil. El marcador permaneció sin anotaciones en 90 minutos disputados en el Estadio Caliente #CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/UEvomjNqXp
Atlas 3, Pachuca 3: A game that was an instant classic. Pachuca got out to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Mónica Ocampo in the 16th minute and a brace from Viridiana Salazar in the 18th and 38th. But Karen García got one back for Atlas in the 40th and Alison González also got one before the half, and you got the sense this one was far from settled. But as the game wore on it seemed like Pachuca would hold out until Valeria Razo was the hero as the clock struck 90 with a shot that went up and over the mass of players in the box and fell softly into the back of the net.
#ElResumen ➡️ Las Rojinegras vinieron de atrás y conservan el Invicto— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 4, 2021
Luego de un partido espectacular y una lluvia de goles, las Rojinegras del Atlas y las Tuzas del Pachuca dividieron unidades luego de igualar a tres goles.#CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/dQ0Dt6xRug
Toluca 2, Puebla F.C. 1: Puebla continues to show signs of improvement, but Toluca is showing no signs that their hot start is cooling off. Natalia Mauleon put the home side up in the 20th on a great pass on the break from Zaira Miranda. Puebla battled back, and Ibeth López equalized for the visitors in the 57th. It seemed like they might get a point on the road until center back Yamanic Martínez got a header onto a free kick from Brenda Carvajal for what turned out to be the game winner in the 60th minute.
#ElResumen ➡️ Las Diablas Continúan Imbatibles— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 4, 2021
Toluca mantiene su condición invicta luego de vencer a la Franja del Puebla, con marcador de 2-1, en partido de la Jornada 5 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil.#CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/hkX3cVRbEA
Necaxa 0, América 1: Necaxa is another team that seems to be improving weekly, holding their own against América in a nervy game. The difference was Florida native Mayra Pelayo scoring her first Liga MX Femenil goal in the 73rd minute. América meanwhile keeps pace with the pack, just five points behind Pumas.
#ElResumen ➡️ El América Venció Por la Mínima a Las Centellas ⚡️— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 5, 2021
Las Águilas del América vencieron con lo justo a las Centellas del Necaxa, durante el compromiso de la fecha 5 del Torneo #Guard1anes2021 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil.#CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/mLV4YkDYqI
León 2, Santos Laguna 1: León getting back to their winning ways as they hand Santos a 2-1 loss. Yazmin Álvarez took a nice backheel pass from Lucero Cuevas past the defense and gave León the lead in the fourth minute. The hosts would double their lead in the 58th on Lucero Cuevas’ second goal of the season. Santos captain Cinthya Peraza converted a penalty in the 68th minute for her second goal this season, but it wasn’t enough as León picked up their second win of the season.
#ElResumen ➡️ Las Esmeraldas Ganaron en Casa— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 5, 2021
Las Esmeraldas de León vencieron a las Guerreras de Santos Laguna, con marcador de 2-1, en partido de la Jornada 5 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/MCB66VyCMa
Monterrey 5, Cruz Azul 1: Rayadas with an authoritative win over Cruz Azul. Desirée Monsiváis and Daniela Solis each scored a brace and Aylin Avliéz got her fifth goal of the season in the rout. Avilez’ five goals in 191 minutes puts her in pretty rarified air, as no other player who has played less than 200 minutes has scored more than two goals. Daniela Monroy got the lone goal for Cruz Azul, a stunning free kick that went in off of the crossbar.
#ElResumen ➡️ ¡Qué partido!— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 5, 2021
No te pierdas lo mejor del partido en el BBVA , las acciones más destacadas de la victoria de Rayadas sobre Cruz Azul. #CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/03m6qO283Z
Club Atlético de San Luis 0, Tigres UANL 0: No, that’s not a typo. After allowing Tijuana to put up five last weekend, San Luis holds Tigres to a scoreless draw. Stefani Jiménez picked up her second shutout of her career and the first of this season while got her third of the season and second in a row.
#ElResumen ➡️ Sin Goles en el Alfonso Lastras— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 6, 2021
Atlético de San Luis y Tigres no se hicieron daño en su compromiso de la Jornada 5 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/fIqP2smaR6
Gallos Blancos de Querétaro 3, Guadalajara 3: A wild one in Querétaro as Gallos and Chivas draw 3-3 that will unfortunately be remembered more for how the game ended than the goals that got it there. Chivas raced out to a 3-0 lead with goals from Joseline Montoya, Alicia “Licha” Cervantes, and Isabella Gutiérrez, but the home side clawed their way back. Fatima Servin pulled one back in the 36th, while Mayra Santana cut the lead to one just after the start of the second half. In the 70th minute Lizette Rodríguez converted a penalty to draw the sides even. After converting, Rodríguez extended a hand to goalkeeper Celeste Espino, who refused to acknowledge the gesture. Then as the match went to stoppage it looked like Jazmín Enrigue was taken down in the box but a penalty was not called. Moments later Enrigue was on the receiving end of a hard foul from Carolina Jaramillo, who proceeded to kick Enrigue while she was on the turf, causing the teams to almost come to blows. A Querétaro player came off of the bench and shoved Jaramillo, further escalating the situation, however thankfully cooler heads prevailed before things got even uglier. Jaromillo and Enrigue were both shown red cards and the match was ended, and it will remain to be seen if further disciplinary action will be taken.
#ElResumen ➡️ Gallos Rescató un Punto Frente a Chivas— LigaBBVAFemenil (@LigaBBVAFemenil) February 6, 2021
Querétaro y las Chivas Rayadas del Guadalajara dividieron unidades luego de empatar a 3 goles en el partido que cerró la fecha 5 del #Guard1anes2021 de la #LigaBBVAMXFemenil#CreandoOportunidades ⚽️ #PorLaEducación pic.twitter.com/vcTC3IEGE4
Next week (all records are in W-D-L format):
Saturday, February 6:
FC Juárez (0-1-4) vs. Club Tijuana (1-1-3) - TUDN (US and Mexico) - 10:00 AM Central
Sunday, February 7:
América (2-2-1) vs. León (2-1-2) - TUDN (Mexico) - 10:00 AM Central
Mazatlán FC (2-2-1) vs. Monterrey (4-0-1) - TVP (Mexico) - 10:00 AM Central
Puebla F.C. (0-1-3) vs. Atlas (4-1-0) - TVC Deportes (Mexico) - 12:00 PM Central
Monday, February 8:
Cruz Azul (2-2-1) vs. UNAM Pumas (4-1-0) - TUDN (US and Mexico) - 3:45 PM Central
Guadalajara (3-1-1) vs. Club Atlético de San Luis (0-1-4) - FOX Sports (Mexico), Telemundo Deportes App (US) - 5:00 PM Central
Tigres UANL (3-1-1) vs. Necaxa (0-1-4) - TUDN (Mexico) - 7:00 PM Central
Santos Laguna (1-0-3) vs. Gallos Blancos de Querétaro (1-1-3) - FOX Sports (Mexico) - 8:00 PM Central
Pachuca (1-2-2) vs. Toluca (4-1-0) - 8:00 PM Central