Liga MX is just getting heated up as the 2023 Clausura played out its third matchday over the weekend, and the teams are looking to find top gear. As it is still still early, it has been difficult for some clubs, but others, like Pumas, are looking sharp. Here's our recap of what happened on Matchday 3:
Mazatlán 1-2 Santos Laguna: After an impressive result in the last round, a defeat of Pumas, Los Laguneros headed to Mazatlán and achieved victory with goals from Juan Brunetta and Harold Preciado.
Tijuana 1-1 Tigres: Los Fronterizos still haven't won in this half of the season, but they managed to draw against the leaders. Alexis Canelo scored for Los Xolos, while André-Pierre Gignac scored his third goal of the Clausura 2023.
Monterrey 3-1 Atlético San Luis: It was a great afternoon for Rogelio Funes Mori. The Argentine came out firing at BBVA Stadium and scored a hat-trick to lead Los Rayados to victory. For Los Potosinos, Leó Bonatini found the net.
América 2-2 Puebla: It was a tremendous match at the Azteca. Henry Martín opened the scoring for Las Águilas, but Gastón Silva equalized for La Franja. After Alejandro Zendejas put the Coapa side ahead, Emanuel Gularte pulled it back for 2-2.
Necaxa 1-0 Cruz Azul: It was a second consecutive defeat for La Máquina. They visited Aguascalientes and Édgar Méndez, a former Cruz Azul player, scored the only goal of the game as the hosts picked up their first win of the Clausura.
Chivas 1-2 Toluca: This was an important victory for the visiting Diablos. An own goal by Valber Huerta put Guadalajara ahead, but Carlos González and Marcel Ruíz would give Toluca the victory.
Pumas 4-1 León: Los Universitarios ran riot at home in a big win as Gustavo del Prete, Diogo de Oliveira and a brace from Juan Ignacio Dinenno gave Pumas their second win of the tournament.
Querétaro 3-3 Atlas: This was a dramatic game that wasn't decided until the last minute. Julio César Furch, Julián Quiñones and Christopher Trejo scored for Los Zorros, while Rodrigo Quiñoes, Ángel Sepúlveda and Ettson Ayón found the net for Los Gallos.
Pachuca 4-1 Juárez: The defending champions moved into second place in the tournament, after they announced the departure of Nico Ibáñez. Mauricio Isais, José Castillo and Roberto de la Rosa scored for Los Tuzos.