América extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-3 away win against Lobos BUAP. The result is a second straight loss for the licántropos and their first loss at home in the Estadio Universitario BUAP.
The visitors opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark, with William da Silva making it 0-1 in the 32nd minute. Before Lobos could react to falling behind, Carlos Darwin Quintero made it 0-2 in the 33rd.
Lobos BUAP vs América – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (4th) fell 2-0 to Pumas UNAM to end their unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017. The licántropos are still unbeaten at home, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos have the best attacking record in the league and they’ll look to show that last weekend’s shutout loss was just an anomaly.
As for América (2nd), the Águilas beat Atlas 0-1 last weekend to give them three wins in a row. They won in midweek as well, with a come-from-behind 2-3 away victory against Potros UAEM in the Copa MX. América is perfect on the road this season and they’ll look to keep that streak alive in their visit to the newly-promoted side. They have one of the best defensive records in the league and they’ll look to shutout Lobos’ high-flying attack here. They will, however, be without the suspended Bruno Valdez.
Atlas missed a penalty and América made one as the Águilas picked up a 0-1 win despite finishing the game with just 10 men. The loss is a second straight one for the Rojinegros, while América has now won three in a row.
Atlas players all wore “Márquez 4” jerseys in the pregame ceremonies in a show of support for their captain, Rafa Márquez, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for alleged drug trafficking ties. Márquez has categorically denied the accusations and Atlas has given him a leave of absence while he deals with the situation.
Puebla vs Tijuana – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (16th) fell 2-0 to Veracruz last weekend to keep them winless this season. The Poblanos earned their lone point to date at home in the Estadio Cuauhtémoc and they’ll look to build on that to get their first victory when they return home for this one. They’ll be without the suspended Pablo Cáceres, though. In addition, they’ve scored just once in three games while allowing seven goals – and both of those stats will need to be improved upon if they want to get that first win. Puebla will take heart, however, that they’re facing another struggling team in this one.
As for Tijuana (18th), the Xolos fell 0-3 to Monterrey last weekend to remain winless, goalless, and pointless in league play this season. They couldn’t win in midweek, either, as they drew 1-1 with Atlante in the Copa MX. They did at least score in that game, though, and they’ll look to take advantage of Puebla’s porous defense to find their first league goal in this one. The Xolos need to earn something here if they want to avoid spending another week in last place in the table.
Zacatepec 2-1 Tigres UANL (Group 5)
Zacatepec remained unbeaten in the Copa MX with a 2-1 victory against Tigres UANL. The result leaves the universitarios winless in Group 5. The visitors started the game off well with chances from Enner Valencia and Luis Cruz, but they couldn’t capitalize on them. Instead, the hosts took the lead in the 17th minute, when Armando González beat Enrique Palos from close range to make it 1-0.
Zacatepec added to their lead 10 minutes later after a penalty call in their favor. Luis Márquez converted the spot kick to make it 2-0. Tigres looked to respond in the second half, and they were able to reduce the deficit in the 78th minute. Damián Álvarez got free on the left, cut inside, and sent his shot past Víctor Hugo Hernández to make it 2-1. That goal set up a frenetic finale as Tigres pushed for an equalizer, but in the end Zacatepec held on to the lead.
With the 2-1 win, Zacatepec reaches four points while Tigres still have one.
América earned their first home win of the season with a 2-1 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result is a second straight win for the Águilas, while the universitarios have now lost two in a row.
Pumas had the first chance of the game in the 4th minute, when Nicolás Castillo won the ball, got around his defenders, and took a shot that was just wide. Castillo came close again from a free kick, but Agustín Marchesín was there to deny him.
América earned their first victory of the Apertura 2017 with a 0-2 away win against Pachuca. The loss is the first the Tuzos have suffered in the Estadio Hidalgo since November 2015; it is their second loss of the young season.
The return of Pachuca’s Gold Cup players, including defensive mainstay Omar González, did not help the hosts. América seized an early lead when Cecilio Domínguez headed home a cross from Paul Aguilar in just the second minute.
Querétaro vs Lobos BUAP – 6:00 PM
Querétaro (5th) beat América 0-1 in their season opener and they will now look to make it two wins in a row when they return home to La Corregidora. They picked up a midweek in the Copa MX as well, beating Cimarrones 2-0, and the Gallos Blancos will look to keep up the momentum in this one.
As for Lobos BUAP (8th), the licántropos drew 2-2 with Santos Laguna last weekend to earn their first point in the first division. They’ll now look to get their first win, and as the newly promoted side points are at a premium if they want to keep from dropping right back down to Ascenso MX. Lobos showed a lot of promise in their first game and they will look to capitalize on that in their first away game.
A late penalty kick gave Querétaro the 0-1 away win against América in their first game of the Apertura 2017.
The game started off well-balanced, with neither side able to take control. With the ball staying primarily in midfield, neither goalkeeper had much to do for the first half-hour. Then, Bruno Valdéz came close to giving the Águilas the lead with a powerful header, but Tiago Volpi made a good save to deny him.
Querétaro won the 2017 SuperCopa MX with a 2-0 victory against Club América at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The Gallos Blancos got the scoring underway early, after Miguel Ángel Samudio was called for a foul in the box. Referee Erick Yair Miranda pointed to the penalty spot, and Emanuel Villa beat Agustín Marchesín to give Querétaro the 1-0 lead in the 13th minute.