In a waterlogged Estadio Olímpico Universitario, neither team could find the breakthrough as Pumas UNAM and Pachuca played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten, but ends their perfect start to the season, while the Tuzos snapped a three-game losing streak but remain winless.
Pumas suffered a setback before the game even began as Alejandro Arribas was injured in warm-ups and had to scratch from the lineup. The rain didn’t help things after kickoff, either, with players slipping and splashing around the field.
The conditions resulted in a choppy, sloppy game; even as both teams tried to attack, it was a struggle to create any truly threatening chances. Víctor Malcorra and Francisco Figueroa had the best chances for their respective teams, but halftime rolled around with the game still tied 0-0.
In the second half, Pachuca began to take control. The visitors found another gear and created several good opportunities through Juan Pérez and Franco Jara, but Alfredo Saldívar made the necessary saves.
In the closing stages, Pumas began to threaten again, with Carlos González having a pair of opportunities and Malcorra also coming close, but still the breakthrough wouldn’t come. In the end, the teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.
With the 0-0 draw, Pumas reach 10 points while Pachuca reaches one.
Pumas: Alfredo Saldívar, Alan Mozo, Alan Mendoza, Pablo Jáquez, Rosario Cota, Kvin Escamilla, Víctor Malcorra, Martín Rodríguez (Matías Alustiza 75′), Pablo Barrera, Felipe Mora (Alan Acosta 69′), Carlos González.
Pachuca: Alfonso Blanco, Emmanuel García, Joaquín Martínez, Óscar Murillo, Alexis Peña, Juan Pérez (Erick Aguirre 64′), Jorge Hernández, Francisco Figueroa (Raúl López 76′), Pablo López, Ángelo Sagal, Franco Jara.