América let a two-goal lead slip, but a late goal by Cecilio Domínguez gave the Águilas a 2-3 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps América unbeaten in three while Pumas suffered their first home loss of the season.
The universitarios started the game off better as they looked to take advantage of América’s absentees, as well as the forced substitution of the injured Miguel Samudio. In the 18th minute, they nearly opened the scoring when Jesús Gallardo found an open Nicolás Castillo, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.
Tijuana beat América by the minimum difference in the Copa MX round of sixteen.
The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and the Xolos dominated possession and chances. After spending much of the game in América’s defensive third, Tijuana found the breakthrough in the 28th minute.
Guido Rodríguez played in Paul Arriola, who sent his low shot past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with América. The result leaves León winless in seven while the Águilas are now unbeaten in two.
León hit the crossbar in the 8th minute, but it was an injury rather than a goal-scoring opportunity that drew attention in the first half. In the 18th minute, Renato Ibarra was on the receiving end of a hard tackle by Andrés Andrade that led to the Ecuadorian leaving the stadium in an ambulance. América later confirmed on social media that Ibarra had suffered a fractured fibula.
In the Clausura 2017 edition of the Clásico Joven, América earned a 2-0 victory over 10-man Cruz Azul. The result ends a three-game winless streak for the Águilas, while La Máquina are now winless in seven.
The game started off at a good pace, with both teams attacking, but it was the hosts who took the lead. In the 28th minute, Oribe Peralta got behind the defense and headed the ball home to make it 1-0. Peralta has now scored in five consecutive games against Cruz Azul.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended one player, one coach, and opened two investigations in the aftermath of last weekend’s Jornada 7 games.
The two suspensions both went to Club América, with player Miguel Ángel Samudio given a one-game suspension for violent conduct and coach Ricardo La Volpe given his own one-game suspension for entering the playing field.
Chivas de Guadalajara earned bragging rights in the Clausura 2017 edition of the SuperClásico with a 1-0 victory over América. The win is a second consecutive one for Chivas and keeps them unbeaten in four, while the Águilas are now winless in three in league play.
The visitors took the ball early on and Michael Arroyo tried to jump start their attack with some good crosses into the box, but no one could get on the end of them. It took Chivas more time to settle into the game, but bit by bit they began to take control – and once they had it, they never relinquished it.
Puebla remained winless this season after playing out a 0-0 draw with América. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season but also winless in two overall.
The game was not without its chances, however, as the two teams combined for 22 shots. Puebla had the first good chance of the night in just the fourth minute, when Alexis Canelo nearly beat Agustín Marchesín with his powerful shot.
Jaguares de Chiapas beat América 2-0 on Tuesday night in this rescheduled Jornada 1 match. Moisés Muñoz posted a shutout against his former team and a pair of second-half goals gave the hosts their third win of the season, and with it a bit more breathing room in the relegation fight.
Jaguares started the game off better and they used the speed of Franco Arizala and Luis Mendoza to stretch América’s defense. But the Águilas ultimately defended well and then began to create chances of their own, coming closest through a shot from William da Silva.
The Jornada 1 game between Jaguares de Chiapas and América was pushed back at the Águilas’ request due to the schedule congestion of the Club World Cup and the late Apertura 2016 final. The two teams will now play their game-in-hand on Tuesday night in the Estadio Víctor Manuel Reyna.
Jaguares had an extra day of rest ahead of this game, as they last played on Friday (a 2-0 loss to Veracruz) while América was in action on Saturday (a 0-2 victory against Morelia).
Monarcas Morelia suffered a second consecutive loss – and their first home loss of the season – with a 0-2 defeat to América. The result extends the Águilas’ winning streak to two games while leaving Morelia at the foot of the relegation standings.
Morelia came out looking for a win to give them a little breathing room in the relegation fight, and they had the best chance of the first half when Carlos Morales forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín with his shot towards the upper corner.