Double slate in Mexico's Apertura packs in eye-opening odds and ends
A double slate in the Apertura 2018 season this week proceeds with a few eye-opening episodes in between. Those include Miguel Herrera's curt postgame conference, a "wolf" that won't stop howling, and Pedro Caixinha possibly shedding light on the transactions of a Turkish club.
Hot under the collar
Miguel Herrera was steamed after Club America's 2-0 loss to Leon. He fielded one question in the ensuing news conference, stood up and said "We played a bad game. Good night and thank you."
The manager was spotted later on before boarding the team bus, apparently after cooling off.
"I was too mad so as to say [nonsense]," he said.
Does Pedro Caixinha have a mole in Turkish football?
Portuguese centre-back Pepe, also of Besiktas, was the one who informed Caixinha about the Turkish club's reported signing of Marco Fabian -- or at least that's how the Cruz Azul manager put it.
"As far as I know, Marco Fabian is close to joining Besiktas. Pepe told me so," Caixinha said with a smile.
Who's managing this joint?
Juvenal Olmos was officially announced as Veracruz's manager in the wake of Guillermo Vazquez Jr.'s dismissal. However, Olmos has yet to be on Veracruz's bench, and Vazquez remains listed as the club's manager on the Liga Bancomer website.
In the meantime, interim Hugo Chavez has managed Veracruz in two matches, losses to Chivas and Tigres.
Crying (and crying and crying) wolf
The PA system at Universitario BUAP, home of the Lobos, played the sound of a howling wolf 96 times in the game against Monterrey. That's eight fewer howls than in their last game, against Atlas.
Before the match between Morelia and Pachuca, Monarcas goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa approached the stands and handed a bouquet of flowers to a mother who was with her daughter at Estadio Morelos.