Disciplinary Report: Apertura 2016 Quarterfinals – Second Legs

disciplinary reportThe Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players, a coach, and an assistant coach, as well as opened an investigation into an act of violence in the Estadio Hidalgo in the aftermath of this weekend’s quarterfinal second leg matches.

Miguel Herrera, coach of Tijuana, and his assistant coach Diego Ramírez, were both given one-game suspensions for a lack of respect towards the match officials and constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions, respectively. The Xolos also had a player suspended, as Juninho – Víctor Gomes Pereira Junior – will miss the next game for serious foul play.

Since Tijuana was eliminated from the playoffs, those suspensions will all carry over to the Clausura 2017 season.

The other suspended player is Claudio Riaño of Necaxa, also for serious foul play, who will miss the first leg of the Rayos’ semifinal series against América.

In addition, an investigation was opened into an apparent stabbing of a Necaxa fan that occurred in the Estadio Hidalgo at the end of the Pachuca/Necaxa quarterfinal. That was not the first piece of violence to mar the Liguilla, as an investigation is also ongoing into violence in the Estadio Azteca following the first leg of the Chivas/América quarterfinal.

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