After the devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, Liga MX has postponed this weekend’s Jornada 10 games.
In addition, Ascenso MX, Liga MX Femenil, and the U-20, U-17, and U-15 weekend games have all been postponed as well.
The decision was made after communication with local, state, and federal authorities, as well as to show solidarity with those affected by the quake. In announcing the postponements, Liga MX called on fans to contribute to donation centers and the Red Cross. Many Liga MX teams have turned their stadiums into collection points for bottled water, canned goods, and other needed supplies.
Following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, Liga MX has postponed the Copa MX Round of Sixteen.
It was first announced that the América/Cruz Azul game would need to be rescheduled. Then Liga MX announced that the entire slate of matches, originally set to be played between Tuesday, September 19, and Thursday, September 21, would be rescheduled.
The new dates and times for the Round of Sixteen will be announced in the next few days.
Update: The games have been rescheduled for October 24-25.
Necaxa 4-0 Mineros de Zacatecas (Group 9)
Necaxa remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Mineros de Zacatecas. The result leaves Mineros winless in the competition. The Rayos took an early lead and never looked back, with Martín Barragán finishing off a low cross from Daniel Álvarez in the third minute to make it 1-0. Then, in the 7th minute, Necaxa earned a penalty kick after Víctor Dávila was fouled in the box. Barragán took and converted the spot kick to make it 2-0.
Mineros tried to overcome the early deficit, but the chances did not go their way. The visitors had a golden opportunity to get back into the game with a penalty of their own, but Roberto Nurse saw his PK saved by Aarón Fernández. Then in the second half, Necaxa put the game completely out of reach. Dávila scored a volley to make it 3-0 and then Dieter Villalpando scored direct from a free kick to make it 4-0 in the 74th.
With the 4-0 win, Necaxa reaches seven points while Mineros still have zero.
Celaya 0-1 Monterrey (Group 2)
Monterrey remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a 0-1 away win against Celaya. The result leaves Celaya winless in this competition. The game started out evenly, with possession shared and few clear chances at either end. In the 36th minute, Ángel Reyna came close to opening the scoring for the hosts, but he was denied by the post.
The pace picked up a bit in the second half, and Monterrey began to look the better side, particularly once Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabón, and Carlos Sánchez were subbed on. In the 71st minute, the Rayados took the lead after Funes Mori finished off a rebound from close range to make it 0-1.
With the 0-1 win, Monterrey reaches seven points while Celaya still has one.