The Flamengo midfielder completed a €35 million deal to join the seven-time European champions in January and was one of a number of winners Monday.
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Top-seeded Cruz Azul drew with Queretaro but ensured passage into the semfinals on Saturday, while Monterrey eliminated defending champs Santos.
With the first legs of the quarterfinals in Liguilla in the bag, it's Cruz Azul and Monterrey that hold the advantage.
Cruz Azul finished the regular season at the top of the Liga MX table, but Tigres' hot streak makes them the most dangerous ahead of the playoffs.
Now that the regular season is over, 538 predicts the chances of each team winning the Apertura.
With the Liga MX Apertura 2018 regular season nearing its conclusion, sights are firmly set on the Liguilla. So who's qualified for the playoffs?
The Liga MX scoring leader from Argentina said he is preparing his paperwork to become a Mexican citizen and potentially play for El Tri.
Club America had a last-gasp chance to beat historic rivals Chivas, but the club does move to the top of this week's Liga MX Power Rankings.
Cruz Azul racked up another victory to remain on top of our Liga MX Power Rankings, but Santos Laguna dropped out of the top three.
The second half of Liga MX's Apertura kicks off this weekend. Julio Furch's form for Santos Laguna and a potential upset is what we are watching.
Gabriel Barbosa joined Inter Milan in 2016 for €29.5 million, but failed to impress and has been loaned out to Benfica and Santos.
It's no surprise that Cruz Azul has the most players on our list of Liga MX's Best XI at the halfway point of the 2018 Apertura regular season.
Pachuca gets a confident Chivas in first game after Erick Gutierrez's exit to PSV, while Santos and Toluca meet for the first time since the Final.
Independiente were awarded a 3-0 win over Santos after the Brazilian team fielded an ineligible player in the first leg of their round of 16 clash.
Robert Dante Siboldi resigned as Santos coach on Wednesday after an altercation between a player and a member of the coaching staff.
Can Santos Laguna repeat as champions in the 2018 Apertura? Cesar Hernandez sums up the expectations and offseason moves of all 18 Liga MX teams.
Tigres coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti vowed to continue at the club, even if the Mexico job becomes available, after his team defeated Santos Laguna.
Djaniny Tavares has left Santos Laguna to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli, the Liga MX team announced on Friday.
Vinicius is joining up with Madrid's senior team ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, while current Rodrygo has agreed a €54m deal to join next summer.
Brazilian club Santos have announced an agreement to sell teenager Rodrygo to Spanish giants Real Madrid next summer.
Santos president Jose Carlos Peres says his club have received offers from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain for emerging star Rodrygo.
Santos won't discuss a transfer with the Catalans until they pay them the €14.5m they believe they are still owed from Neymar's move to Barca.
It's a colossal shame that Nestor Araujo will miss the 2018 World Cup through injury but it's just a bump in the road for the dogged defender.
The idea of a team with a small budget and no marketable stars winning Liga MX seemed impossible. Now, Santos have given hope to all Mexican sides.
On Friday, the 28-year-old and his wife were robbed of $20,000 at gunpoint in Torreon after exchanging money at a shopping center.