León earned their first home win of the season with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Cruz Azul. The result gives La Fiera a two-game winning streak, while La Máquina saw their own two-game winning streak halted.
León started the game off well, and Ángel Mena in particular was dangerous for the hosts. In the 18th minute, Mena gave León the lead from the penalty spot. Yoshimar Yotún was called for a foul in the box, which – after VAR review – ended with a red card for Yotún and a penalty for León.
Cruz Azul struggled to react after going down by both a goal and a man, while León used their numerical advantage to find space and dangerous chances to add to the lead.
In the waning moments of the half, a great bit of team play ended with a golazo as Jean Meneses finished off a cross with an acrobatic scissor kick to make it 2-0.
In the second half, Cruz Azul had a golden opportunity to reduce the deficit when they were given a penalty of their own, but Milton Caraglio saw his spot kick saved by Rodolfo Cota to keep the visitors off the board.
León continued to attack and they had the ball in the back of the net again, but their would-be third goal was disallowed for offside. They already had all the goals they needed, though, as Cruz Azul proved unable to reduce the deficit.
With the 2-0 win, León reaches eight points while Cruz Azul still has seven.
León: Rodolfo Cota, Andrés Mosquera, Fernando Navarro, William Tesillo, Miguel Herrera, Luis Montes (Walter González 85′), José Rodríguez, Ángel Mena (Joel Campbell 61′), Jean Meneses, Carlos Guerrero (Yairo Moreno 74′), José Macías.
Cruz Azul: José de Jesús Corona, Julio César Domínguez, Igor Lichnovsky, José Madueña, Víctor Yoshimar Yotún, Javier Salas (Josué Domínguez 66′), Elías Hernández (Milton Caraglio 54′), Rafael Baca, Roberto Alvarado, Martín Cauteruccio (Orbelín Pineda 37′), Jonathan Rodríguez.