A quarter of the Apertura 2019 has gone by, and Querétaro can calls themselves as the new leader of the competition. Santos' loss against Necaxa handed Los Gallos a chance to leapfrog them at the top, and only América's unbeaten form prevents them from being the sole owners of the top spot in the Mexican top-flight.
Unfortunately, two coaches lost their jobs this weekend. José Luis Sánchez Solá and Javier Torrente were fired by Puebla and Morelia, respectively. Their replacements should be unveiled in the next few days.
In other news, Enrique Meza's Veracruz seems to be destined to establish an unwanted record. The Red Sharks have gone 31 games without a win, and if things keep their current pace, the veteran boss could be given the boot in just seven days.
Without further ado, here's how things went down during the weekend that just concluded in the Mexican top-flight.
Apertura 2019 tournament - Matchday 5 scores
Facts and stats from Matchday 5 of the Apertura 2019 tournament
Querétaro has already won more points (13) in just five Apertura 2019 games than in the entiree Clausura 2019 tournament (11). Such an improvement has given them the top spot of the competition.
Alan Pulido is now the third-best striker for Chivas in the last 20 tournaments. The former Olympiakos striker has scored 26 times during that time frame, needing only three more to surpass Omar Bravo.
Veracruz extended their winless streak to 31 Liga MX games. If they lose next week, they will have seen one year go by without a victory to their name in league matches.
José Luis Sánchez Solá became the first sacked manager in the tournament. "Chelís" has only been able to win 39% of all the points he's fought for as a Liga MX manager.
Vincent Janssen became the 5th Dutch player in history to play a Liga MX game.
Liga MX, Matchday 5 - Best goals
Have a look at the best goals of the weekend, including efforts from Víctor Guzmán, Jorge Segura, Alan Pulido, Germán Berterame, Miguel Layun, Romario Ibarra, Ángel Mena, Maximiliano Salas, Nicolás Sánchez, and Ayron del Valle (image might be geo-restricted).
Apertura 2019 Matchday 5 Team of the Week
Wait...no Tigres or América players in this XI? For the first time this season, León, Monterrey and surprisingly, Cruz Azul, dominate Matchday 5's best lineup.
"Their performance with their respective teams was highlighted by fans and experts. Here's how our panel lined the best XI of the weekend"
El rendimiento mostrado con su respectivo equipo destacó, su desempeño lo avaló y con ello, nuestros expertos simplemente los acomodaron donde deben.— LIGA BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) August 19, 2019
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