Santos Laguna is the only unbeaten team remaining after Monterrey suffered their first loss of the season.
In the relegation fight, Monarcas Morelia remained last in the Tabla de Cociente despite their draw with Tigres UANL, while relegation rivals Puebla and Jaguares de Chiapas both won and Veracruz lost.
Tijuana still has the best attacking record with their 18 goals for, followed by Pumas UNAM with 13. The worst attack belongs to Veracruz, with just five goals scored, followed by Cruz Azul with six.
In total, 31 goals were scored in Jornada 8 for an average of 3.4 per game.
In terms of individual goal-scoring, Dorlan Pabón (Tijuana) leads the league with five goals, followed by Avilés Hurtado (Tijuana), Rodolfo Pizarro (Chivas de Guadalajara), and Nicolás Castillo (Pumas) with four each.
On the other end of the field, the best defensive record belongs to Pachuca, with five goals against, followed by Toluca with seven. The worst defense is León’s, with 15 goals against, followed by Pumas, Puebla, and Necaxa’s, with 13 goals each.
On the disciplinary side of things, the referees handed out 44 yellows and two reds, to Atlas and Cruz Azul. Santos Laguna tops the Fair Play table with their 11 yellows (the fewest in the league) and one red, while Toluca is at the foot of the Fair Play standings with their 28 yellows (the most in the league) and one red. Atlas has picked up the most red cards to date with three.
The total announced attendance for Jornada 8 was 265,083, for an average of 29,454 per game. The Clásico Joven between América and Cruz Azul in the Azteca drew the biggest crowd, of 48,289, while just 20,539 were in the Estadio Hidalgo to see Pachuca vs Veracruz.
League and relegation standings
Clausura 2017 League Table
|4||Chivas de Guadalajara||4||2||2||12||10||+2||14|
|9||Jaguares de Chiapas||4||0||4||9||11||-2||12|
Key: W–wins, T–ties, L–losses; GF–goals for, GA–goals against, GD–goal difference
Tabla de Cociente – Relegation Zone