Club America slumped to their fourth home defeat of the season as league leaders Cruz Azul emerged from the Estadio Azteca as 2-1 winners on Saturday evening.
A fast paced game saw its opening goal just before the twenty minute mark. Mauro Formica beat America's Luis Gabriel Rey to Alejandro Castro's cross and he powerfully headed the ball past the helpless Moises Munoz.
Barely a month has passed since Club LeÃ³n were celebrating in Estadio Azteca, yet arguably the best two sides in Mexico were back in the capital this weekend to contest the most eagerly anticipated fixture of Jornada 3.
All eyes were on Carlos PeÃ±a to see if he could continue his fine goalscoring start to the season or if America's defence would be able to keep him out, yet by the time the curtain fell there was only one talking point, the performance of match referee Paul Delgadillo.
With seven weeks remaining in the Liga MX Apertura season, the picture at the top of the table is becoming clearer.
Club America and Club Leon, first and second in the standings, respectively, both overcame recent defeats with victories of their own, while Morelia, Queretaro, and Chiapas each slipped back with defeats.
After yet another controversial mid-season managerial change this week, with Jose Guadalupe Cruz being unceremoniously fired by Monterrey on Tuesday afternoon, attention now turns back onto the pitch for Round Eight of the Liga MX.
The biggest game of the weekend is undoubtedly the Mexico City â€˜Super Clasico' in the Estadio Azteca between Club America and Pumas UNAM.
It's only the third week of the Liga MX Clausura and we've arrived at the season's most anticipated matchup.
For the first time since hoisting the Apertura title high into the Mexico City sky, Club Leon return to Estadio Azteca to face Club America, less than a month after Leon dismantled America on the way to winning their first title since 1992.
This Saturday marks the next installment of Mexico's "El Clasico" or the match between Chivas Guadalajara and Club America, though the two historic clubs couldn't be on more different tracks at the moment
Under owner Jorge Vergara, Chivas have continued to suffer a serious decline and with their elimination from Copa MX earlier this week, the Goats have nothing more to play for but pride, as the playoffs seem out of reach in the Liga MX Apertura season.
With five minutes left in regulation time, Mexico looked as though they were headed for their sixth draw in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and an outcome that would make qualification for the World Cup very slim.
One minute later, substitute forward Raul Jimenez unleashed a moment of brilliance with a spectacular bicycle kick goal that gave Mexico a 2-1 victory over Panama, keeping El Tri's qualification hopes alive.
Mexico defeated Panama 2-1 Friday night at Estadio Azteca to move one step closer to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
In what was a must-win game for Mexico, El Tri took the lead late in the first half after Peralta slotted home a goal from a Chicharito pass. In the second half, the likelihood that Mexico would win the match increased when Mexico were awarded a penalty kick in the 56th minute when Cummings brought down Aquino.
The cries of "Fuera Chepo" have finally been heard.
Following Friday night's embarrassing home 2-1 defeat to Honduras in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced their decision to sack Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre, and replace him with Mexico Under-23 coach Luis Fernando Tena.
Heading into the seventh round of the final stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, Mexico is still in search of its first win at home.
El Tri will aim to pick up those all-too-elusive three points at Estadio Azteca and ease some of the mounting pressure on head coach Jose 'Chepo' de la Torre on Friday night when they host Honduras in a battle of the third- and fourth-placed teams in the Hexagonal.
Costa Rica fans are still very angry about the freak snow storm in Colorado that impacted their 1-0 loss to the United States back in March and when the U.S. team arrived in their country on Tuesday, they let their guests know it. Chanting "USA no fair play" and, according to the Tico Times, throwing eggs when the team arrived at the airport in San Jose, the Costa Ricans made it clear that they will be looking for revenge in Friday's World Cup qualifier between the top two teams in the CONCACAF table.