Despite a new coach, Chivas de Guadalajara was unable to get back on track as they fell 1-0 to Monarcas Morelia. The result ends La Monarquía’s own long winless streak – 10 games – while extending El Rebaño’s losing streak to four and their winless streak to seven.
The game started off slowly, with both teams struggling to find a rhythm. Chivas thought they had found the breakthrough in the 26th minute, but the referee had already whistled for a foul instead of allowing play on; Javier López’s would-be goal was disallowed, and they were unable to finish off the resulting free kick.
The Disciplinary Commitee has suspended give players in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 13 games.
Rafael Baca of Cruz Azul was given a one-game suspension for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity, while Jesús Angulo of Santos Laguna was suspended for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
Alexis Pérez of Querétaro, Alexis Vega of Chivas de Guadalajara, and Luis Felipe Gallegos of Necaxa were all given one-game suspensions for serious foul play.
10-man Chivas de Guadalajara was unable to make their home-field advantage count as they fell 0-1 to Lobos BUAP. The result ends a three-game winless streak for the Licántropos, while El Rebaño has now lost three in a row and is winless in six.
Chivas started the game off with some promising chances, such as when Alejandro Mayora sent a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but no one was there to finish it off. Then the hosts were handed an early blow when Jair Periera had to be subbed out injured in the 10th minute.
Chivas de Guadalajara scored for the first time in three matches, but couldn’t do enough to earn any points as Pumas UNAM picked up a 2-1 victory. The result snaps a four-game winless streak for the universitarios, while El Rebaño has now lost two in a row and remains winless in five.
The game started off slowly, with a lot of passes but no incisive ones. Chances were few and far between, but Pumas made one count in the 26th minute, as Carlos González made it 1-0 for the hosts as he stabbed home a cross from Víctor Malcorra.
Chivas de Guadalajara and América faced off for the second time in four days – in the Copa MX and now in the league – and the result was the same: a 2-0 win for the Águilas. The result gives América back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in four, while El Rebaño are winless in four, with three losses in that span.
Chivas, having lost the first SuperClásico, looked to bounce back in this one, where they were the home team. But the hosts struggled to get into the game. Alejandro Zendejas, making his league debut on the left wing in place of the injured Carlos Cisneros, was a weak point, and Renato Ibarra took full advantage in the third minute.
Neither team could find the breakthrough in this one as Querétaro and Chivas de Guadalajara played out a 0-0 draw. The result keeps the Gallos Blancos winless in two and stuck at the foot of the standings, while El Rebaño remain winless in three heading into next week’s SuperClásico.
The visitors had the better of the chances throughout the game, but they couldn’t convert any of them. Diego Novaretti nearly scored an own-goal in the 13th minute as he tried to clear a Chivas free kick, but to the defender’s relief his header hit the crossbar and stayed out.
Pachuca remained perfect at home this season with a 3-1 victory against Chivas de Guadalajara. The result keeps the Tuzos unbeaten in five while El Rebaño saw their three-game unbeaten streak halted.
Pachuca came out attacking and they had the first chance of the game in the 3rd minute, when Óscar Murillo got his head to a corner kick, but Raúl Gudiño made the save. Then, Raúl López played in Franco Jara, but Jair Pereira made a timely intervention in defense.
Chivas de Guadalajara snagged the bragging rights in the Clausura 2019 Clásico Tapatío with a comfortable 3-0 win against rivals Atlas. The result keeps El Rebaño unbeaten in three and unbeaten at home this season, while the Rojinegros have now lost two in a row.
The game started off well for the hosts, who opened the scoring in just the 7th minute. Atlas lost the ball trying to play out of the back, with Nicolás Pareja’s attempted clearance hitting Carlos Cisneros. Alexis Vega pounced on the rebound and slotted it past José Hernández to make it 1-0 for Chivas.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Cruz Azul (10th) drew 1-1 with Toluca last weekend to remain winless in two. They’ll look to get back on track when they return home to the Estadio Azteca, the scene of their last league victory, for this one. La Máquina has had some trouble scoring this season, though, with just four goals through six games and just one goal at home. On the other hand, they’re tied for the second-best defensive record in the league with only five goals allowed and three clean sheets. They’ll look to eke out another close win here.
As for Santos Laguna (9th), the Laguneros drew 1-1 with Tijuana last weekend to also remain winless in two. Santos is winless on the road as well, with two losses and a draw on their travels, and they’ll look to change that stat here. Like Cruz Azul, Santos hasn’t been all that prolific in front of goal, and they have yet to score more than one goal in a game. Changing that against Cruz Azul’s stingy defense might prove difficult.