América earned an emphatic 4-1 victory against Monarcas Morelia to put them top of the table, pending the rest of this week’s results. The win keeps the Águilas unbeaten this season, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Jérémy Ménez sent a long cross into the box, which Cecilio Domínguez corralled. He drove towards goal, cut around his defender, and beat Sebastián Sosa to make it 1-0 for América.
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.
América remained unbeaten in the Clausura 2018 with a 1-0 victory against Atlas. The result is a fourth straight loss for the Rojinegros, who have dropped into last place in the standings, while the Águilas earned their first home win of the season.
Rubén Omar Romano made his debut as Atlas coach, but it wasn’t enough for the Rojinegros to earn their first points of the season. Atlas started the game off well, though, with an early chance by Edwin Gómez that looked to surprise Agustín Marchesín.
It was honors even in the Clausura 2018 edition of the Clásico Capitalino as Pumas UNAM and América played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the universitarios at the top of the table, although it also ends their perfect start to the season, while the Águilas are likewise still unbeaten.
There were chances at both ends, and América had a dangerous one in the 13th minute. Mateus Uribe played the ball in for Cecilio Domínguez, but Alfredo Saldívar made the save. Then in the 21st minute, Jesús Gallardo tried his luck from distance for the hosts, but his shot was just off target.
América twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as Pachuca earned a 2-2 draw with an 89th-minute equalizer. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten this season, while the Tuzos are still winless but earned their first point.
The game started with a golden opportunity for the hosts to take the lead when referee Fernando Guerrero called Robert Herrera for a foul in the box in the first minute. Oribe Peralta stepped up to take the penalty, but Alfonso Blanco saved it to keep the game 0-0.
Lobos BUAP vs Querétaro – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (18th) fell 4-2 to Santos Laguna last weekend and will now be looking to earn their first points of the season when they return home in this one. With both Lobos and Querétaro very much involved in the relegation fight, earning points in this game takes on added importance for both teams.
As for Querétaro (17th), the Gallos Blancos fell 0-1 to América last weekend and now will be on the road as they look for their first points – and their first goals. They’ll look to take advantage of Lobos’ defensive woes here as they try to open up some breathing room for themselves in the relegation fight; they are currently penultimate in the Tabla de Cociente.
América earned a 0-1 away win against Querétaro in their Clausura 2018 season opener.
With Querétaro sitting penultimate in the relegation standings, the Gallos Blancos were hoping to pick up the three points in front of their home crowd. The hosts did have the majority of possession, but they were unable to do much with it.
Tigres UANL earned a 3-0 win against nine-man América in the second leg of their semifinal series to put the universitarios into the Gran Final with a 4-0 aggregate win. This will be Tigres’ third straight appearance in the final.
América came out attacking as they looked to overturn the first-leg deficit, but it was the hosts who always looked more likely to open the scoring. Tigres hit the woodwork twice, through Enner Valencia and André-Pierre Gignac, but neither team was able to find the breakthrough in the first half.
A controversial penalty kick gave Tigres UANL a 0-1 away win against América in the first leg of their semifinal series.
The visiting universitarios put the pressure on from the start, with André-Pierre Gignac forcing a good save out of Agustín Marchesín in the third minute. Marchesín was then called into action against Eduardo Vargas, with the keeper making a fingertip save to keep Tigres off the board in the 12th minute.
In the second leg of their Clásico Joven quarterfinal series, América and Cruz Azul once again played out a high-intensity but goalless draw. With the aggregate stubbornly remaining 0-0, América advanced due to the higher seed tiebreaker.
Cruz Azul traveled to the Estadio Azteca obligated to score; a draw would be enough for them so long as they managed an away goal. La Máquina had chances, with Francisco Silva sending a free kick towards the upper left corner, only for Guido Rodríguez to head the ball clear. Later, Felipe Mora forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín with his point-blank header.