The standout suspension goes to Franco Jara of Pachuca, who will miss the next two games due to violent conduct.
A stoppage-time goal gave Monarcas Morelia a 1-2 away win against a 10-man Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a third straight loss for El Rebaño, who also remain winless at home this season, while La Monarquía have now won two in a row.
Chivas started the game off well and Sebastián Sosa was called on early to keep the hosts off the board. Orbelín Pineda had a dangerous chance in the 9th minute following a corner kick, but quick reflexes allowed Sosa to preserve the draw.
Tigres UANL scored a last-minute penalty kick to earn a 1-0 win against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result is a second straight victory for the universitarios, who remain unbeaten in six, while El Rebaño is now winless in three.
Tigres started the game with a pair of chances in the opening 10 minutes, with Rodolfo Cota saving Jesús Dueñas’s attempt while Eduardo Vargas sent his shot from distance just wide. Chivas responded through Rodolfo Pizarro, who forced a good save out of Nahuel Guzmán to keep it 0-0.
Lobos BUAP earned a 1-2 away win against Chivas de Guadalajara as the Apertura 2017 season resumed after a week-long hiatus. The victory is a second straight one for the licántropos, while Chivas remains winless at home this season.
Lobos’ high-pressure start to the game kept them largely in the hosts’ defensive third. Amaury Escoto had the first good chance for the visitors when he hit the post with his volley. Then, in the 21st minute, Lobos found the breakthrough.
Pumas UNAM took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with Chivas de Guadalajara. The result leaves El Rebaño winless at home this season but unbeaten in four overall, while the universitarios ended a four-game losing streak but remain winless in five.
Chivas had the better of the run of play to start and they generated several dangerous chances. The clearest came in the 23rd minute, when Oswaldo Alanís sent a good cross into the box for Ángel Zaldívar, but Alfredo Saldívar was there to make the save.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (7th) drew 0-0 with Puebla last weekend to remain unbeaten this season but also winless in three. La Máquina has three times as many draws as wins in the Apertura – six and two, respectively – and they need to start picking up all three points if they want to stay in the top eight. They do have the second-best defensive record in the league, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home to the Estadio Azul for this one.
As for Santos Laguna (14th), the Laguneros drew 0-0 with Toluca last weekend to remain unbeaten in three but also winless at home this season. Their lone win of the Apertura came on the road, and they’ll look for another one here. They picked up an away win in the Copa MX in midweek, where they beat FC Juárez 0-3.
The nine group winners and seven best second-place teams advanced to the Round of Sixteen, where they were seeded and paired up based on the number of points earned in the group stage.
The Round of Sixteen games will be held between September 19th and 21st.
Chivas came out attacking from the opening whistle and Rodolfo Pizarro sent a shot just wide early on. Pachuca had early chances of their own, with Erick Gutiérrez’s header forcing a good save out of Rodolfo Cota.
Lobos BUAP vs Monarcas Morelia – 6:00 PM – Lobos BUAP TV
Lobos BUAP (12th) fell 3-2 to Tigres UANL last time out to extend their winless streak to four games. The licántropos have slipped down the Tabla de Cociente as a result and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return home for this one. They will be without the suspended Eduardo Tercero, however. Nevertheless, Lobos have one of the best attacking records in the league (averaging two goals a game) and if they can improve defensively they’ll be well-positioned to get a good result.
As for Monarcas Morelia (9th), the michoacanos beat América 2-0 last time out to give them back-to-back victories. Morelia will look to build on that and extend their winning streak to three when they face the vulnerable Lobos in this one. Morelia has had mixed results on the road, though, where they are 1-1-1 this season.
El Rebaño came out looking to make their home field advantage count as the reigning champions continue to try to get their season on track. But aside from a shot from distance by José Juan Vázquez in the 17th minute, which Tiago Volpi did well to save, most of the first-half chances went Querétaro’s way.