Liga MX C2018: Jornada 4 Awards
Another weekend in the books. At the quarter-mark of the season, the table is beginning to take shape and we’re starting to get a feel for which teams can make something happen in the playoffs and which teams will be stuck at home watching them. It was, aside from one massive exception, a shockingly by the books jornada, with games playing out mostly as we expected. Here are our weekly awards for Jornada 4:
Best Team Performance: Necaxa
That one shock I mentioned? Necaxa dismantled León at the Nou Camp, cruising to a 4-0 victory and looking good while doing so. León had impressed early on this year but they looked hopelessly outclassed by Los Rayos. William Yarbrough had another rough game, but his mistakes aside Necaxa were still going to win this one easily. Carlos Gonzalez contributed two goals, while Dieter Villalpando and Matías Fernández had one apiece.
Best Player Performance: Aviles Hurtado
To the delight of Monterrey fans everywhere, the Avilés from last year showed up this weekend against Chivas. After a rough final and start to the Clausura, the pressure was building on Hurtado to deliver a big game. I think he reminded us all exactly why he was considered to be the best player in the league just a few months ago. He was a constant threat to score; and he created what turned out to be the game winner out of thin air, bringing down a long ball and making a quick move before curling one past Rodolfo Cota.
Best Goal: Andre-Pierre Gignac
There were quite a few contenders this week, including Pitu Barrientos and Dieter Villalpando from downtown, but Gignac gets the nod for it being a late winner. Take a look at how clean that finish is!
Fail of the Week: The Linesman from Tigres vs Pachuca
Eduardo Vargas had a beautiful finish to open the scoring against Pachuca on Saturday night. One problem though, he was offside by A LOT. The official who missed the call gets our goat of the week.
Secondary Fail of the Week: Marcelo Díaz
Díaz jumped the gun during Nico Castillo’s game tying penalty; Nico would miss the retake. Nice one Marcelo. Luckily for him, he scored a nice free kick a few minutes later to redeem himself.
(Videos Retrieved from LigaMX.net)