Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tijuana scored a stoppage-time penalty to tie it up 1-1 in this game that finished 10 vs 10. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season, but winless in two overall, while the universitarios are unbeaten in seven but have now drawn five straight games.
The visitors started the game off strongly and kept the ball in their attacking third. In the 9th minute, Lucas Zelarayán forced a good save out of Manuel Gibrán Lajud; then, in the 17th, Julián Velázquez cleared the ball off the line to prevent Zelarayán from opening the scoring.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Veracruz and Cruz Azul settled for a 0-0 draw. The result extends the Tiburones Rojos’ historic unbeaten streak to 34 games, but at least brings their six-game losing streak to a halt, while La Máquina remains unbeaten in two but winless in four.
Both teams were debuting coaches in this one, with Enrique López Zarza taking the helm at Veracruz and Robert Siboldi replacing Pedro Caixinha for Cruz Azul. The visitors looked the better team from the beginning and they attacked insistently in search of the breakthrough.
Gustavo Matosas got his tenure as Atlético San Luis coach off to a good start with a 1-3 away victory against Puebla. The result gives the Potosinos back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in five while La Franja is now winless in two.
San Luis came out attacking and it took the visitors just two minutes to open the scoring. Luis Reyes brought the ball down the left side and cut it back from the end line for Nicolás Ibáñez, who was unmarked at the top of the six-yard box for an easy finish. 0-1.
The Portuguese coach has been with the club since the Clausura 2018 season and oversaw a total of 86 games in all competitions. He had a record of 40 wins, 21 losses, and 25 draws. Under Caixinha, Cruz Azul won the Apertura 2018 Copa MX and the 2019 SuperCopa MX; they also reached the Apertura 2018 league final.
Despite a late red card, Atlas earned a 3-0 victory against América. The result snaps a three-game winless streak for the Rojinegros, while the Águilas suffered their first loss of the Apertura 2019 season.
In the first half, Atlas controlled the majority of possession, but it was América that had the better chances. In the 14th minute, Renato Ibarra went one-on-one with the keeper but wasted the opportunity; later, Atlas thought they should’ve had a penalty for handball on Paul Aguilar, but after VAR review the protests were waved away.