Cruz Azul wrapped up their season on a positive note with a 3-1 victory against Atlético San Luis. Both teams were eliminated from playoff contention before kickoff, but La Máquina managed to end their Apertura with a second straight home victory, while the Potosinos end their season with back-to-back losses.
The hosts opened the scoring early on, with Milton Caraglio heading home a long free kick from Elías Hernández in the 10th minute to give Cruz Azul the 1-0 lead.
Playing behind closed doors as a result of fan violence, Atlético San Luis fell 0-1 to América . The result is a third straight loss for the Potosinos while the Águilas have now won two in a row and are unbeaten in three.
The empty stadium made for a strange atmosphere and a somewhat listless game. América looked the better team, though, and they nearly opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Andrés Ibargüen was alone in the box but hit the crossbar with his attempt.
Atlético San Luis twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as León came back for a 3-2 victory. The result is a second straight win for La Fiera, who remain unbeaten in three, while the Potosinos have now lost two in a row.
The visitors surprised León by taking the lead in the 20th minute. Nicolás Ibáñez got to a cross just ahead of his marker and his header beat Rodolfo Cota to make it 0-1 for San Luis.
León looked for a response and in the 28th minute, the unfortunate Mario Álvarez redirected a cross into his own net to make it 1-1 with his own-goal.
The Disciplinary Committee has handed out sanctions to both Atlético San Luis and Querétaro for the brawl between their supporters that led to the abandonment of the Jornada 14 game between the clubs.
San Luis, who hosted the game, was given a two-game stadium ban for the Estadio Alfonso Lastras. A stadium ban leaves teams with two options: either to find an alternate venue for the game, or to play in the sanctioned stadium behind closed doors, with no fans admitted. In a press release, San Luis stated that out of respect for the spirit of the sanction, they will play behind closed doors and fans will be reimbursed for previously purchased tickets.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended 3 players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 14 games.
Guido Rodríguez of América and Jesús Dueñas of Tigres UANL were given one-game suspensions for serious foul play; Tigres filed a petition of non-conformity regarding Dueñas’s red card, but the petition was overturned and the suspension stands.
Maximiliano Salas of Necaxa was given a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation after receiving his fifth caution of the season.
The Disciplinary Committee investigation into the violence that marred the San Luis vs Querétaro game is still ongoing.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended three players and one coach and fined a team in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 12 games.
The standout suspension goes to Antonio Briseño of Chivas de Guadalajara, who will miss the next four matches. Briseño was given a two-game suspension for serious foul play, with an additional two games added on, per Article 74 of the Regulations for Sanctions, due to the severity of the foul and the injury to Giovani dos Santos that resulted from it.
Santos Laguna took an early lead and fought off Atlético San Luis’s comeback attempt to earn a 2-3 away win. The result keeps the Laguneros unbeaten in four while the Potosinos saw their two-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak halted.
It took the visitors just seven minutes to find the breakthrough. Julio César Furch, the league’s leading goalscorer, netted his 8th of the season when he finished off a low cross at the back post to make it 0-1 for Santos Laguna.
Gustavo Matosas got his tenure as Atlético San Luis coach off to a good start with a 1-3 away victory against Puebla. The result gives the Potosinos back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in five while La Franja is now winless in two.
San Luis came out attacking and it took the visitors just two minutes to open the scoring. Luis Reyes brought the ball down the left side and cut it back from the end line for Nicolás Ibáñez, who was unmarked at the top of the six-yard box for an easy finish. 0-1.