Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Tijuana and América played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten at home this season – but winless in two overall – while the Águilas remain unbeaten overall.
The visitors quickly found a good chance through Giovani dos Santos, but he couldn’t beat the onrushing Manuel Gibrán Lajud and the opportunity went begging. At the other end, Miler Bolaños forced a good save out of Memo Ochoa as the two teams traded chances.
Querétaro earned an away win by the minimum difference as they beat 10-man Puebla 0-1 thanks to an own-goal. The result gives the Gallos Blancos back-to-back victories and lifts them into first place in the table – pending the rest of this weekend’s games – while the Poblanos suffered their first loss of the season.
The game started off poorly for the hosts, when Jesús Paganoni had to be subbed out injured following a dramatic clash of heads with Areli Hernández in the 10th minute that left the Puebla defender bloody, woozy, and ultimately en route to the hospital to be thoroughly evaluated.
The first legs of the Copa MX Round of Sixteen left few teams with a significant advantage, with the majority of results seeing just a one-goal difference – meaning there is a lot to play for in next week’s second legs.
As a reminder, away goals are not tiebreakers in the Copa MX.
First Leg Results Querétaro 3-2 FC Juárez
Venados 1-1 Pachuca
Chivas de Guadalajara 1-2 Dorados de Sinaloa
Atlético San Luis 0-1 Tijuana
Celaya 3-4 Monterrey Cafetaleros 4-1 Monarcas Morelia Atlas 2-1 Toluca Santos Laguna 4-2 Pumas UNAM
The decisive second leg will be played between January 28th and 29th.
The knockout rounds of the 2019-2020 Copa MX get underway this week with the first legs of the round of sixteen.
The round of sixteen is a total goals, aggregate score series; away goals are not tiebreakers. Should the aggregate be tied at the end of the second leg, the winner will be determined by penalty kicks – no extra time will be played.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player and imposed a stadium ban in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 2 games.
The suspension went to Pablo González of Puebla, who was sanctioned for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
The stadium ban goes to Atlas, who will play their next home game – against Tijuana in Jornada 4 – behind closed doors in the Estadio Jalisco. The ban comes as a result of persistent discriminatory chanting from the stands, which continued despite announcements over the public address system and the referee stopping play twice during their match against Puebla.
Chivas de Guadalajara moved into first place after their 0-0 draw with Pachuca, while Cruz Azul dropped into last after their 2-1 loss to Atlético San Luis.
Cruz Azul is the only team not to earn a point so far, although five more have yet to record a win; on the other side of things, three teams are perfect (albeit three who have only played once after their Jornada 1 games were postponed) and four others remain unbeaten.
In the Tabla de Cociente, FC Juárez moved into last after their draw.
FC Juárez 4-4 Pumas UNAM Atlético San Luis 2-1 Cruz Azul
Atlas 0-1 Puebla
Monterrey 2-2 Monarcas Morelia
Pachuca 0-0 Chivas de Guadalajara América 1-0 Tigres UANL
Toluca 2-3 Necaxa Querétaro 3-0 Tijuana Santos Laguna 3-2 León
León took the lead but ultimately couldn’t hold it as Santos Laguna came from behind for a 3-2 victory in a game featuring three penalties and plenty of VAR controversy. The result gives the Laguneros their first win of the season, while León suffered their first loss of the Clausura 2020.
The visitors started the game off strongly and it didn’t take them long to take the lead. In the 10th minute, Ismael Sosa sent a cross to the far post and Jean Meneses was there to make it 0-1 for León.
Querétaro earned a comfortable 3-0 victory against Tijuana in this Jornada 2 game. The result gives the Gallos Blancos their first win of the season, while the Xolos suffered their first loss.
Querétaro came into this one looking for a positive result after a heavy away loss last weekend, and it didn’t take them long to open the scoring. In the 15th minute, Ariel Nahuelpán scored against his former team with a low shot to the far corner to make it 1-0 for the Gallos.
Necaxa ultimately came out on top of this back-and-forth game, earning a 2-3 away win against Toluca. The result gets the Rayos off to a winning start in the Clausura 2020, while the Diablos Rojos suffered their first loss of the season.
The game started off nicely for the visitors, who were playing their first match of the season. In the 22nd minute, Kevin Mercado tried a shot on goal; Alfredo Talavera made the save, but gave up a rebound that Mauro Quiroga put away to make it 0-1 for Necaxa.