Mexican League Roundup, Jan. 24

BY foxsports • January 25, 2010

Javier Hernandez scored twice for the second week in a row as Chivas defeated Tigres 3-1 to win its first two games of the season in the Mexican Clausura for the first time since 2004.

Hernandez opened the scoring in the second minute and then scored a beautiful second goal by lobbing Tigres goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo in the 26th, while Hector Reynoso sealed the win on the stroke of halftime for Guadalajara, which has a maximum six points from its opening two games and now leads the Mexican league.

"I'm happy for the win in a tough place like this", Hernandez said. "We have to take it easy, this is only the second week of the season and we need to keep playing good football".

Four teams are tied for second on four points.

Jesus Molina pulled a goal back for Tigres in the 31st.

In Morelia, national team striker Miguel Sabah scored twice, including a penalty kick in the last minute, as Monarcas got their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over America.

Sabah got on the end of a great pass from Chilean midfielder Hugo Droguett in the 36th and then fooled America's goalie Guillermo Ochoa with the penalty kick in the 90th to condemn the Eagles to their first loss.

In Mexico City, Cruz Azul and Pumas, two of the biggest clubs in Mexico, disappointed in their derby match, playing out a 0-0 draw.

In front of a sold out Estadio Azul both teams only created a couple of scoring chances in a lackluster game.

"We both played to win, I understand the criticism over the result because the expectations were high and we ended up with a 0-0 draw," said the Pumas manager Ricardo Ferreti. "But that's the way football is, we are not satisfied with a tie, but it's not a bad outcome."

In other scores it was: Queretaro 1, Pachuca 0; San Luis 3, Atlante 2; Atlas 3, Monterrey 0; Toluca 1, Jaguares 1; Ciudad Juarez 0, Santos 0.


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