It took only six minutes into his Liga MX debut for Ronaldinho to score his first goal in a Queretaro shirt.
After a Camilo Sanvezzo shot at an open net in the fourth minute was punched away by Chivas de Guadalajara defender Carlos Salcido, earning him a straight red card, Ronaldinho stepped to the spot for the second time in a week, this time calmly finishing to the goalkeepers left to put Queretaro up a goal.
Eight weeks into the 2014 Apertura season, defending champions Club Leon continue to sink lower and lower in the Liga MX standings.
Taking on Mexican power Santos Laguna, Leon were no match to Los Guerreros, as the hosts ran away to a 2-0 victory. Santos were all over Leon from the onset of the match, and Javier Orozco nearly scored from a bicycle kick, but it clanged off the left post.
Even though he won't be making his debut on Friday, Ronaldinho's mere presence at the Estadio La Corregidora has ensured a sell out.
Queretaro made front pages across the globe when they signed Ronaldinho a week ago, and after being presented to the media on Friday morning, he's expected to be presented to the fans at halftime of Queretaro's match this evening against Puebla.
It's fair to say that Cruz Azul aren't living up to expectations.
Coming off an impressive Clausura campaign where they finished on top of the table, Cruz Azul have decisively taken a step back in the Liga MX Apertura. The club brought in Mexican National Team defender Francisco "Maza" Rodriguez as well as former Montreal Impact midfielder Hernan Bernardello, but the new signings coupled with established starters such as Marco Fabian and Mauro Formica hasn't translated into success.
In a week in which Mexico had to confront racism in the homefront after local Queretaro politician Carlos Trevino called new signing Ronaldinho an "ape", the performance of the players on the field became almost an afterthought.
Queretaro, to the club's credit, swiftly denounced Trevino's churlish statements that he made on his Facebook page, posted partly because he was angry about the traffic caused by the presentation ceremony of the Brazilian star.
Siempre se ha dicho que los juegos de pretemporada sirven para poner a punto el funcionamiento del equipo y que el resultado no es importante.
En esta pretemporada, los Rayados aún no conocen el triunfo, con dos derrotas (Alajuelense, Cruz Azul) y dos empates (Santos, San Antonio) en los últimos encuentros, los resultados no han estado con nuestro equipo.