In the Apertura 2019 edition of the Clásico Joven, Cruz Azul earned a historic 5-2 victory against América. The result snaps a seven-game winless streak for La Máquina, while the Águilas saw their four-game unbeaten streak halted.
Cruz Azul started the game off well with a goal in the 15th minute. Julio César Domínguez headed home a corner kick to make it 1-0 for La Máquina – suffering a painful clash of heads with defender Bruno Valdez in the process.
América beat 9-man Chivas de Guadalajara 4-1 in the SuperClásico, but it wasn’t all good news for the Águilas as Giovani dos Santos was carried off with a nasty-looking injury. The result snaps a six-game winless run for América and keeps them unbeaten in four, while El Rebaño has now lost three in a row.
América started the game off better and Sebastián Córdova was dangerous from the beginning. The 22-year-old opened the scoring in the 18th minute as he finished off a low cross from Roger Mártinez to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
FC Juárez took the lead but failed to hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Bravos unbeaten in two while the Águilas are unbeaten in three – but also winless in six.
The game started off somewhat tentatively in the opening minutes, but it nevertheless didn’t take the hosts long to take the lead. In the 11th minute, Diego Rolán headed home a cross from the right to put Juárez ahead, 1-0.
Querétaro took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they played out a 2-2 draw with América. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home but winless in five overall, while the Gallos Blancos remain unbeaten in three.
Querétaro, with the best road record so far in the Apertura, came out attacking as they demonstrated why they’re such a dangerous visiting team. Fabián Castillo and Ake Loba had several early chances to give the Gallos the lead, but it took half an hour for the breakthrough to come.
It was honors even in the Apertura 2019 Clásico Capitalino as América and Pumas UNAM played out a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season, but also keeps them winless in four overall, while the universitarios remain unbeaten in two.
The game took an early turn for the worse for the hosts as Francisco Córdova was sent off in just the 17th minute after a studs-up tackle on Juan Pablo Vigón, leaving América to play the majority of the game with just 10 on the field.
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.
Tigres UANL took the lead but couldn’t hold it as América came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in four overall, while the Águilas saw their three-game winning streak halted but remain undefeated in the Apertura.
The hosts came out attacking and dominated play for most of the first half. Their first good chance came in the 8th minute, when Hugo Ayala hit the post, and they kept pressing from there. The breakthrough came in the 26th minute, when Luis Quiñones sent his shot in off the post to make it 1-0 for Tigres.
Tigres UANL scored a last-second equalizer to tie América 2-2 and send this semifinal to a penalty shootout; the universitarios then bested the Águilas 5-3 from the spot to earn their place in the final of the inaugural Leagues Cup.
Tigres started the game on the front foot, and their attacking pressure soon paid off. In the 14th minute, Jürgen Damm got past Jesús López on the wing and sent a low cross into the box. The unfortunate Paul Aguilar sent the ball into the back of his own net when he tried to cut out the cross, making it 0-1 for Tigres with his own-goal.
América remained perfect at home with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in the Apertura and extends their winning streak to three games, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
Morelia started the game off well, with an early chance through Fernando Aristeguieta, but he put his shot wide. América had more of the possession after that, although they struggled to do much with it; goal-scoring opportunities were few and far between for most of the first 45.