Santos Laguna moved back into first place with their 4-1 victory against Tijuana, while Veracruz remained in last after their 1-3 loss to Tigres UANL.
Veracruz remains the only winless team.
Veracruz remained in last place in the Tabla de Cociente as well, while relegation rivals San Luis also lost, Chivas de Guadalajara drew, and Querétaro and FC Juárez won.
Puebla 0-1 Atlas
Veracruz 1-3 Tigres UANL Santos Laguna 4-1 Tijuana
Cruz Azul 2-3 Monarcas Morelia
Pachuca 0-1 FC Juárez
Necaxa 2-2 América
Pumas UNAM 1-2 León
Atlético San Luis 0-2 Querétaro (game abandoned in the 85th minute due to violence; score at the time of abandonment made official by Liga MX)
Monterrey 1-1 Chivas de Guadalajara
Monterrey took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Chivas de Guadalajara came back for a 1-1 draw. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Rayados – but keeps them winless in four – while El Rebaño remains unbeaten in two but winless in five.
Antonio Mohamed was looking to get Monterrey back on track in his return to the bench for the Rayados, and at first it looked like he might start his second tenure off with a win. The hosts had chances from the opening whistle and it didn’t take long for them to find the breakthrough.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León came back for a 1-2 away win. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for La Fiera, while the universitarios are now winless in two.
The hosts came out looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans, and they took the lead just past the half-hour mark. In the 32nd minute, Carlos González was played into the box and he shot past the onrushing Rodolfo Cota to make it 1-0 for Pumas.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end it was honors even as Necaxa and América played out a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in four, while the Águilas are now winless in two.
Necaxa came out attacking as they looked to retake the top of the table, but Memo Ochoa was in fine form to deny them. The keeper made an impressive save on Jesús Angulo in the 14th minute to keep Necaxa from taking the lead, and América looked to build from the back and get something going in the attacking third themselves.
FC Juárez earned their first away win of the season with a 0-1 victory against Pachuca. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Bravos, while the Tuzos saw their three-game winning streak halted.
The first half was a cagey affair, with neither side able to take advantage. Pachuca was perhaps a little rusty after a two-week layoff (with their bye week occurring just before the international break), while Juárez was well-organized and able to close down the spaces the hosts were trying to exploit.
Monarcas Morelia took and lost the lead twice before ultimately earning a 2-3 away win against Cruz Azul. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the michoacanos, while La Máquina now has just one win in their last nine.
In solidarity with Veracruz, the two teams did not play for the first minute after the opening whistle, simply standing quietly on the field. When the clock hit 1:00, they kicked off for real, and Morelia soon created opportunities.
Santos Laguna returned to the top of the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s results – with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Tijuana. The result snaps a two-game losing streak for the Guerreros, while the Xolos are now winless in two.
It took half an hour to find the breakthrough, but that opened the floodgates. In the 33rd minute, Diego Valdés got into the box and played the ball to Brian Lozano, whose diving header was saved by Manuel Gibrán Lajud – but the rebound fell to Valdés, who put it away to make it 1-0.
Tigres UANL took advantage of Veracruz’s protest to take an early lead and win the game 1-3. The result extends the Tiburones Rojos’ record-setting winless streak to 40 games, while the universitarios have now won three in a row.
To protest against unpaid salaries, Veracruz players simply stood or knelt quietly on the field after the initial whistle, while the substitutes lined up along the sideline. They did not attempt to play the ball or interfere when Tigres had possession. The ball was initially played back to Sebastián Jurado, who kicked it away after a minute and a half when André-Pierre Gignac approached to pressure him. Tigres took advantage as soon as the ball was “in play”, with Eduardo Vargas scoring with a long-range shot seconds later – while the Veracruz players still remained frozen on the field.
Atlas moved into the thick of the playoff fight with a 0-1 away win against Puebla. The result keeps the Rojinegros unbeaten in four, while the Poblanos saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Puebla, sitting near the foot of the table, was looking to gain some momentum after the international break. There were chances at both ends in the early going, although Nicolás Vikonis was the busier of the two goalkeepers, making notable saves against Osvaldo Martínez and Facundo Barceló to keep Puebla from falling behind.