The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player and heard three red card appeals in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 5 games.
América, Atlas, and Chivas de Guadalajara filed petitions of nonconformity regarding the red cards given to Edson Álvarez, Jaine Barreiro, and Jair Pereira, respectively, and all three petitions were upheld, meaning those three players have been cleared to participate in Jornada 6.
Toluca remained unbeaten this season but winless in two with Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Necaxa. The result leaves the Rayos winless in three.
Toluca nearly took the lead in unlikely fashion in the 10th minute as Marcelo Barovero whiffed on a backpass. The ball rolled past him towards the empty net, hit the inside of the post, and rebounded back into the box where the grateful goalkeeper scooped it up.
Puebla earned their first victory of the Apertura 2017 with a 0-1 away win against 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a second straight loss for El Rebaño, who remain winless this season.
With both teams looking for the first win of the season, the intensity was high. Chivas thought they had taken the lead in the 16th minute when Carlos Salcido put the ball in the back of the net following a set piece, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside.
Veracruz took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro scored a last-minute equalizer to make it 1-1. The result ends a two-game winning streak for the Tiburones Rojos but keeps both teams unbeaten in three.
The Gallos Blancos had the first good chance of the game in the 10th minute, when Luis Noriega got on the end of a cross from Édgar Benítez, but Pedro Gallese was able to make the save.
Cruz Azul remained unbeaten this season and snapped a three-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory against Atlas in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result is a third straight defeat for the Rojinegros.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts as they took the lead in just the 3rd minute. Ángel Mena got past two opponents, cut into the box, and put a shot on goal; although Miguel Ángel Fraga stopped the initial shot, the ball fell for Édgar Méndez, who headed Cruz Azul in front.