Tijuana took a 2-0 lead but couldn’t hold it as Atlas came back for a 2-2 draw. The result keeps the Xolos winless in four while the Rojinegros are unbeaten in two but remain winless on the road this season.
The game started off well for the hosts, who took the lead in the 10th minute. Juan Lucero played in Miler Bolaños, who beat José Hernández to make it 1-0 for Tijuana.
Atlas took a 3-0 lead and then held on for a 3-2 victory as Santos Laguna’s comeback attempt fell just short. The result is a second straight home win for the Rojinegros, who earned a little breathing room in the relegation fight, while the Laguneros saw their four-game winning streak halted.
Atlas, languishing at the foot of the table, made a number of changes for this game, including the debut of goalkeeper José Hernández. The new faces made an impact, with Edyairth Ortega giving Atlas the lead in the 21st minute with his shot form outside the box.
Veracruz came from behind to earn a crucial 3-1 victory against Atlas in this relegation six-pointer. The Tiburones Rojos narrowed the gap in the relegation standings to eight points as they earned their first home win of the season, while the result is a sixth straight away loss for the Rojinegros, who have failed to earn a single point on the road in the Clausura 2018.
With both teams very aware of the relegation implications of this game, it was no surprise that it started at a very high intensity. Atlas came out attacking and grabbed the lead in just the 6th minute, when Milton Caraglio headed the visitors in front.
Atlas snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory against 10-man Puebla. The result gave the Rojinegros just their second win of the season, ending a five-game winless run, while the Poblanos saw their four-game unbeaten streak halted.
Although Atlas remains at the foot of the table, their victory opens up an 11-point gap between themselves and Veracruz in the relegation standings with just 18 points left to play for.
10-man Monarcas Morelia earned a 2-1 victory against Atlas to keep the Rojinegros at the foot of the table. Atlas is winless in five and has lost their last three in a row.
Morelia came out attacking, but it wasn’t until the 33rd minute that they were able to open the scoring. Some poor defending allowed Rodrigo Millar to get his head to a corner kick, beating Miguel Fraga to make it 1-0.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and a physical trainer in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 9 games.
Alejandro Arribas of Pumas UNAM and Milton Caraglio of Atlas were both suspended one game for using offensive or insulting language and/or gestures; the Rojinegros will also be without Rafael Márquez for one game after he was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Tigres UANL remained unbeaten at home this season with a 2-0 victory against Atlas. The result keeps the Rojinegros rooted to the foot of the table with their fourth straight road loss, while the universitarios snapped a three-game winless streak.
Tigres came out attacking as they looked to get back to winning ways and they had several early chances, but the final touch was lacking. Then, in the 13th minute, Juan Pablo Vigón had a chance for Atlas, but he took too long to get his shot off and the defense intervened.
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.
Atlas came from behind to beat 9-man Cruz Azul 2-1, giving the Rojinegros their first win of the Clausura 2018 season. The result ends La Máquina’s unbeaten start to the season and leaves them winless in three.
The game started off perfectly for the visitors, though, as they took the lead in the second minute. Brayan Garnica lost the ball trying to play out of the back; Martín Rodríguez sent a cross in from the left and Carlos Fierro headed it home to put Cruz Azul up 0-1 very early on.
Puebla vs Chivas de Guadalajara – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Puebla (10th) fell 2-0 to Tijuana last weekend to keep them winless on the road this season. The Poblanos are unbeaten – and in fact perfect – at home, however, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Cuauhtémoc for this one. Puebla’s averaging two goals a game at home and they’ll look to take advantage of their opponent’s somewhat leaky defense in this one.
As for Chivas de Guadalajara (15th), el Rebaño fell 1-2 to Monterrey last weekend to keep them winless at home this season. Chivas is unbeaten on the road, though, with a win and a draw, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they visit Puebla in this one. Chivas has scored in every game they’ve played to date, but they’ve also conceded in all of them, allowing seven goals in four games.