Tigres is already wrapping this Liga MX season up
Tigres looking unbeatable, Querétaro looking for a goal, and us looking for Necaxa's investments in our Clausura Jornada 2 review.
It took us two weeks to see every Liga MX club play a match. But with the performances some of these teams made, they should have postponed another game.
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There’s genuinely no other league in the world like Liga MX.
Tigres is rolling
Tigres are the only team to win two matches, and with a monstrous goal difference of +7. They obliterated the defending champion Pachuca 4-1 at home. They won their opener against Santos 3-0. Tigres are always in contention and are like the Golden State Warriors of Liga MX.
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It’s been an excellent debut for new manager Diego Cocca, who took over for Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera. El Piojo had concerns over managing an aging veteran Tigres squad, but it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down soon. Gignac is still Gignac even at 37 years old and took exception to the comment celebrating as if he needed a walker. Tigres look to make it three straight victories when they visit Tijuana, who just lost 3-0 to Juárez. So yeah, a good chance for Tigres.
Will Querétaro ever score?
We go from the top of Liga MX to the bottom. Quéretaro is the only team yet to score, though they recorded one point managing a draw with Club América. But forget that, the team is terrible. At this point, it would be beneficial to bring back relegation just so the club takes ownership, but it won’t happen. Unfortunately, the league has a hand in this in awarding mediocrity.
Watching Puebla vs Queretaro #LigaMXeng pic.twitter.com/9HxgOdPe2E
— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) January 14, 2023
Does any Liga MX fan bother to watch Querétaro if your team isn’t playing them? The club has only done two notable things in their tenure in Liga MX: Signing, Ronaldinho, and the fan riot. Don’t expect Querétaro to do anything significant this year–they were the worst team in Liga MX last season and figure to do the same again this season.
Cruz Azul, back to poverty
Things were looking up for Cruz Azul. They had a couple of seasons with outstanding teams. Now, the team may be headed back to poverty.
Aficionado critica a la Directiva de Cruz Azul tras el frustrado pase de Antuna al futbol europeo.#CruzAzul 🚂vs🤠 #Monterrey
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— Adrenalina (@adrenalina) January 14, 2023
Cruz Azul has struggled to replace Santi Giménez since he left for Europe, and that’s with good reason. Players like Giménez don’t grow on trees. Cata Dominguez seems to be focused on other stuff besides his squad. Cruz Azul hasn’t recorded a victory so far, drawing with Tijuana, who lost to Juárez, and then losing 3-2 to Monterrey. Azul has notable names, but we all know that doesn’t win you games.
Where is Necaxa’s money going?
Necaxa is at the bottom of the league table, losing to Atlético San Luis 3-2 and Leon 2-1. They weren’t necessarily expected to be among the contenders, but they make more headlines for their investors than their actual play. Justin Verlander, Mesut Özil, and Odell Beckham Jr. are some athletes who have invested in the team. Kate Upton and Eva Longoria have also invested. Yet, how are you this bad? You have some people with big-time money coming into the club, yet you’re horrible.
¡¡¡G⚽⚽⚽L!!! ¡¡Jugadón de ‘La Fiera’!! Gran combinación Esmeralda para que Ángel Mena defina y remonte el partido.
León 2-1 Necaxa#LigaBBVAMX | #Clausura2023 | 📹#NoTeLoPierdas pic.twitter.com/aLwWUOY1UZ
— Liga BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) January 17, 2023
Maybe in a couple of seasons, we’ll see the money’s result. But for now, don’t expect the team to be contending for a title.