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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad, Liga MX Recap - Sept. 27-29 31925068 Highs and lows Highs+and+lows World

Mexican soccer seems addicted to the quick fix. Long-term plans often crumble under the pressure of instant production, poor results inevitably yield new managers and lousy results inevitably prompt frenzied transfer dealings.

 

 

This weekend served as a modest and perhaps temporary rebuke to that addiction. Carlos Vela isn't returning to save El Tri in October. Atlas and Chivas showed their futility cannot be fixed with dramatic gestures between now and the end of the season. Jesús Corona's first goal in the Netherlands even revealed the benefits of foresight for club and player alike.

 

 

Read on to learn more about another weekend filled with high points and low ebbs in Liga MX and for Mexicans Abroad:

 

--Kyle McCarthy

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad, Liga MX Recap - Sept. 27-29 31925067 Clasico Tapatio adds drama Clasico+Tapatio+adds+drama World

Even in downtrodden times, the Guadalajara derby inspires rancor. Most of the displeasure in this 1-1 draw at Estadio Omnilife focused on the referee. Atlas manager Omar Asad failed to emerge for the post-match press conference after his side missed out on a late penalty award and the referee sent him off for his reaction to the imbroglio. Chivas fell behind through Facundo Erpen's early header, but Marco Fabian ensured a share of the spoils and extended Atlas' winless start to the season with his classy equalizer five minutes from time.

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No team in Liga MX had scored five goals in a match during the Apertura before this weekend. Toluca smashed seven past hapless Atlante at La Bombonera to claim a 7-1 victory over Saturday. José Cardozo's side once again displayed its ability to bombard the opposition – Liga MX's top scorers have tallied four or more goals on four occasions this season, including their past two outings – and punish those poor souls for shoddy defending.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad, Liga MX Recap - Sept. 27-29 31925069 Drop out case Drop+out+case World

The nature of Veracruz's narrow 1-0 defeat to América mattered less for its instant outcome and more for the broad strokes it represents. Veracruz adjusted well to its controversial Liga MX return in the early stages of the campaign, but the Tiburones Rojos crashed after their bright start. The setback to América extended the current winless run to eight matches in league play. If Veracruz cannot sort out its problems quickly, then it will miss out on the Liguilla and slip into the relegation discussion during the Clausura.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad, Liga MX Recap - Sept. 27-29 31925066 No dice No+dice World

Mexico coach Victor Manuel Vucetich left former stalwart Andrés Guardado and lingering outcast Carlos Vela out of his five-man foreign-based contingent for the decisive World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Costa Rica next month. Both absences sparked discussion for dissimilar reasons: Guardado dropped out after some peripheral displays for El Tri after his transition to left back with Valencia last season, while Vela remained out of the picture despite some indications he would return after the regime change.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad, Liga MX Recap - Sept. 27-29 31925065 Looking forward Looking+forward World

Corona made his first Eredivisie appearance and notched his first league goal in FC Twente's 5-0 rout of Groningen on Sunday. The former Monterrey winger created the final goal with his industrious work to win possession in the attacking third and then finished the move with a clever chip. Corona has taken some time to settle after his summer move, but his ability to conjure similar contributions in the future should ensure regular playing time as he finds his footing in Europe.

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Javier Aguirre's side welcomed a fellow European-chasing side to Barcelona on Sunday with a chance to keep pace on the fringes of the Champions League race. Adrian Colunga dashed those plans with a pair of goals in the final quarter of an hour to hand Getafe maximum points. Espanyol cannot afford to squander similar opportunities – a victory here would have lifted the side into a tie for fourth place with Villarreal – if it wants to avoid regressing to its usual haunts in midtable.

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