In the relegation fight, Veracruz remained last with their 4-0 loss to Monterrey, while relegation rivals Jaguares also lost, Monarcas Morelia drew, and Santos Laguna won.
In the playoff fight, Tigres, Chivas de Guadalajara, and América joined Tijuana and Pachuca as qualified teams. There are three spots still up for grabs and five teams in the running: Necaxa, Pumas UNAM, Toluca, León, and Monterrey.
Pachuca has the best attacking record in the league with their 33 goals for, followed by Monterrey with 28 and then Morelia with 27. The worst attacking record is Jaguares’, with just eight goals for, followed by Santos with 17 and then Querétaro with 18.
In total, 25 goals were scored in Jornada 16 for an average of 2.8 per game.
In terms of individual goalscoring, Dayro Moreno (Tijuana), Mauro Boselli (León), and Raúl Ruidíaz (Morelia) lead the league with their 10 goals apiece, followed by Edson Puch (Necaxa) and Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), who both have nine.
On the other end of the field, Tijuana and Tigres are tied for the best defensive record with 11 goals allowed, followed by Chivas with 16. The worst defensive record belongs to Veracruz, who have shipped 37 goals, followed by Morelia with 32 and then Jaguares with 30.
On the disciplinary side of things, the referees handed out 54 yellow cards and six reds, to Cruz Azul, León, Chivas (2), Puebla, and Pumas. Jaguares still stop the Fair Play table with their 23 yellows (the fewest in the league) and no reds, while Veracruz is at the foot of the Fair Play standings with their 43 yellows and eight reds (the most in the league). Tijuana has received the most yellows to date with 44.
The total announced attendance for Jornada 16 was 235,472, for an average of 26,164 per game. Monterrey vs Veracruz in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer drew the biggest crowd, of 48,114, while just 12,980 were in the Estadio Victoria to see Necaxa vs Puebla.
League and relegation standings
Apertura 2016 League Table
Bold = clinched playoff spot
|4||Chivas de Guadalajara||8||3||5||20||16||+4||27|
|18||Jaguares de Chiapas||1||3||12||8||30||-22||6|
Key: W–wins, T–ties, L–losses; GF–goals for, GA–goals against, GD–goal difference
Tabla de Cociente – Relegation Zone