The Apertura 2021 will enter a recess due to international commitments and at ESPN Digital we make a cash cut with what has happened
The 2021 Opening of the MX League will have a 15-day recess due to the FIFA date. So far seven days have been played in the contest, which has Chivas and Pumas as its main disappointment, as well as Ricardo Ferretti, while in the surprises the leadership of America appears, which has battled with absences, the revelation of Atlas and of Nicolás López as the scoring leader.
‘Diente’ López has taken on the role of scorer in Tigres due to the absence due to injury of André-Pierre Gignac. The Uruguayan could not win the title under the technical direction of Ricardo Ferretti, with whom he scored 12 goals, in addition to two assists in 33 appearances. However, now with Miguel Herrera on the bench for the Nuevo León team, he has become a key player in the performance of ‘Piojo’, with whom he has had seven appearances with six scores and two assists.
Atlas has been the revelation
The rojinegros have had a good start to the tournament with just one setback in their seven appearances, as well as two wins and four draws. The team led by Diego Cocca is among the best seven teams of the Apertura 2021 with 10 points, just two units away from getting among the first four classified. Atlas also surprises in the area of the teams that have received the fewest goals in the tournament, with just three.
The names of Santiago Giménez and Alejandro Zendejas are the main novelties at the top of the scoring table, which is led by Nicolás López with six targets. Giménez and Zendejas add four annotations so far in the tournament, the same amount they have Rubens Sambueza, with which they are the Mexicans with the most goals in the first seven days of Apertura 2021.
America, leader and among the best defenses
Despite the fact that the Eagles have suffered casualties due to the Mexican national team or due to injuries, Santiago Solari’s team marches in the first place of the general table with 17 units, in addition to being, along with Atlas, the best defense in the seven matches that have been played in the Apertura 2021. The azulcremas have only received three annotations.
After seven days, there are three teams that still do not know defeat. America, leader of the competition, registers five wins and two draws; Monterrey, has two victories and five matched matches; while Santos has the same record as Rayados.
Chivas, without convincing with Vucetich on the bench
Despite the fact that the Flock was three points behind the first four classified in the general table with the victory it achieved against Necaxa before the break by FIFA date, the team of Víctor Manuel Vucetich remains unconvinced, even the rojiblanca fans ask for the departure of ‘King Midas’. The people from Guadalajara have nine units, the product of two victories, three draws and two setbacks.
Pumas has had a tournament to be forgotten
The game that the UNAM team had against Toluca, in which they lost 2-1, in addition to suffering three expulsions, is the reflection of the felines in the Apertura 2021. The team led by Andrés Lillini has only one win, for two draws and four defeats, plus he has scored four goals and conceded 10, making him among the worst offensive and defensive.
‘Tuca’ Ferretti with Juárez
Ricardo Ferretti’s arrival in Juárez was one of the most striking movements on the Liga MX benches. However, the ‘Tuca’ Braves are last in the general table with just two units and five goals in favor, while they have received 13 goals, making them the worst defense, despite the fact that the Brazilian’s teams have been characterized by the solidity they show in the lower zone.
The Frenchman was the most renowned reinforcement for the Apertura 2021, but so far he has not even been able to earn a place in Miguel Herrera’s starting eleven. Thauvin appeared in Liga MX on the third date and was expelled. His first goal, and the only one so far, was on the fifth match against Querétaro.
Teams that have not won
There are three clubs that still do not know the victory so far in the Apertura 2021. Tijuana, Querétaro and Juárez, are the ones that have not been able to win and occupy the last places in the general table. Xolos and Gallos have three draws and four defeats; while Bravos has reaped five setbacks and two matched duels.