Atlas took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Necaxa on Tuesday night. The result lifts the Rojinegros out of last place – pending Lobos BUAP’s result – but keeps them winless in two, while the Rayos are now unbeaten in four.
The hosts came out attacking as they looked to end their poor start to the season. Luis Reyes had the first chance of the game in the second minute, but his shot was off target. Atlas looked dangerous early on, but Marcelo Barovero kept them off the board.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended six players and upheld a red card appeal in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 5 games.
The standout suspension goes to Francisco Rodríguez of Lobos BUAP, who was given a two-game suspension for serious foul play. Jorge Hernández of Pachuca and Osmar Mares of Veracruz were suspended for the same reason, but for only one game each.
América remained unbeaten this season with an emphatic 5-1 victory against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result keeps the Licántropos winless this season and stranded at the foot of the table.
América started the game off attacking and they only got more dominant after Francisco Rodríguez was shown a straight red card in the 20th minute for a bad foul on Oribe Peralta. The Águilas finally opened the scoring in the 35th minute, when Renato Ibarra sent in a corner kick for Henry Martín, who headed it home to make it 1-0.