Toluca took, lost, and then regained the lead as they earned a 3-2 home victory against América. The result keeps the Diablos Rojos unbeaten in three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Águilas are now winless in three.
The afternoon started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. Federico Mancuello received a cut-back from Emmanuel Gigliotti and chipped the ball past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
Chivas de Guadalajara took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Puebla stormed back for a 1-3 away win. The result snaps a two-game winless streak for Puebla, while giving El Rebaño their fifth straight loss – and eliminating them from playoff contention.
The hosts started the game off well, with an early chance by Eduardo López and a dangerous low cross from Alexis Vega that somehow no one got on the end of. Chivas got on the board in the 19th minute thanks to an own-goal, as the unfortunate Brayan Angulo turned a corner kick into his own net to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Monarcas Morelia took a surprise two-goal lead in El Volcán, but Tigres UANL fought back to earn a 3-3 draw. The result keeps both the universitarios and the michoacanos unbeaen in three.
Tigres put out a largely alternative lineup as they look ahead to the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final against rivals Monterrey this week, and Morelia looked to take full advantage. The visitors struck in the 19th minute, with Miguel Ángel Sansores running on to a through ball from Cándido Ramírez and beating Nahuel Guzmán to make it 0-1.
Cruz Azul dispatched 10-man Pumas UNAM 2-1 to solidify their place in the playoff standings. The result keeps La Máquina unbeaten in eight, while the universitarios have now lost two of their last three and are eliminated from playoff contention.
Cruz Azul had the better of the early opportunities, but they struggled to convert them. Orbelín Pineda in particular had two clear chances that he was unable to finish off as the score remained stubbornly 0-0. Then, the visitors thought they had taken the lead when Carlos González beat Jesús Corona, but VAR review disallowed the goal for offside.
Both teams had the lead at one time or another, but in the end it was honors even as Necaxa and Pachuca played out a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Rayos unbeaten in two while the Tuzos are now unbeaten in three – but they also remain winless on the road this season.
The game started off with chances at both ends. In the 3rd minute, Alfonso Blanco was called into action to stop a header from Ventura Alvarado; then, in the 9th, Hugo González made an impressive save on a shot from Franco Jara.
León added to their record winning streak with a 5-2 victory against Atlas. The result is a 12th-straight win for La Fiera, while the Rojinegros have now lost two in a row.
León came out attacking and they kept the pressure on Atlas; José Hernández made several saves to keep Atlas in the game, but he couldn’t stop Ángel Mena in the 15th minute. Rubens Sambueza sent a cross to the far post and Mena ran in to stab the ball home: 1-0.
Tijuana took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Lobos BUAP came back for a 1-2 away win. The result gives the Licántropos two wins in their last three and keeps them in playoff contention, while the Xolos have now lost two in a row and three of their last four.
The game started off perfectly for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 4th minute. A corner kick was nodded to the back post by Julián Velázquez, and Gustavo Bou was there, unmarked, to slot it home and give Tijuana the 1-0 lead very early on.
Veracruz’s struggles continued with a 0-1 home loss to Monterrey. The result gives the Rayados back-to-back wins, while the Tiburones Rojos have now lost four in a row and are still looking for their first victory of the season.
Veracruz suffered a 9-2 loss to Pachuca last weekend, followed by the FIFA-mandated deduction of six points in the standings due to outstanding debts; winless through 14 games and already relegated, the hosts were looking to salvage a little pride here.
Veracruz’s horrific Clausura 2019 season took another turn for the worse on Monday, when FIFA ordered a six-point deduction for the club. Veracruz has an outstanding debt of $224,550 to Uruguayan club Montevideo Wanderers for the rights to Matías Santos, who joined Veracruz in August 2017.
The young midfielder barely featured for the club, accumulating 180 minutes for the U-20 team and 90 minutes in the Copa MX; he was on the bench for two Liga MX games, but did not play. He left Veracruz for Deportivo Pasto July 2018.