It’s another exciting weekend of futbol (soccer) coming up in Liga MX. And Last Word on Soccer is here to break down the top three matches for this weeks Jornada 3. After just two weeks of action, the Apertura is starting to see teams slowly pick up form. The narrative will be all over the place for this weekend which means each game will bring its own flair and excitement. So it’s understandable if one can’t watch all the games this weekend. So we will preview the top three must see matches for the Liga MX week three.
Previewing Liga MX Week Three Top Three Matches
Tijuana vs Monterrey
After losing their first two games, Tijuana will be looking for vindication. With a very competitive squad on paper, Xolos have yet to find the key to success. As newly appointed manager Eduardo Coudet is still finding his teams rhythm, it will be interesting to see what team he puts out. Friday’s game will see Tijuana do their best to try and get their first three points. Fans will be looking for striker Gustavo Bou to finally make an impact on the game. Monterrey come into this match having won their last game against Veracruz at home even though the performance was not that convincing. With players returning like Jesus Molina and Cesar Montes, Monterrey will have a complete squad. Arguably the better team of the two, Monterrey will be looking to play on the insecurities of Xolos and walk away with all three points.
America vs Pumas UNAM
After a convincing 2-0 win over Pachuca, América are slowly picking up form. And even though they won’t be able to count on Guido Rodriguez who picked up a red card, this team will still be confident. Heading into the Clásico Capitalino, América will be looking for their first three points at home. The return of Ranato Ibarra from injury will also be a moral boost. And the key player will have to be Cecilio Dominguez who will be looking to add to his two-goal tally. Pumas on the other hand come into the game after losing to Atlas. Despite having a strong squad, something has yet to click. Even when they won against Pachuca in the first week of action, they didn’t look that convincing. But with that said it’s a Clasico. Sometimes form doesn’t matter. At times it’s heart and passion that will drive a team to success in these games.
Toluca vs Atlas
Toluca come into the game with a bitter sweet taste. After beating Leon 3-1 last week you think the morale would be high. Unfortunately during that game they lost star goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera to injury. This means he will miss the remaining season as far as the Apertura goes. Even with that said Toluca still look a strong side. With the amount of experience they have, Toluca will come into the game as favorites. As far as Atlas is concerned that’s just fine with them. After just two weeks of action in Liga MX, Atlas sits on top of table coming into this match. Many have been surprised by how well the team is doing. And it’s because they not only have a good mixture of young talent and experience, but they also thrive on not being favorites. Atlas will be looking at Matias Alustiza to be their goal scoring threat upfront. And at the back will be Rafa Márquez looking to keep things in check defensively.