Club América coach Miguel Herrera and Monarcas Morelia assistant coach Esteve Padilla will both be absent from the benches for one game after earning a suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions.
América took an early lead and fought off a comeback attempt as they picked up a 2-3 away win against Tigres UANL. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten in six – and gives them a three-game road winning streak – while the universitarios saw their own six-game unbeaten streak halted.
The scoring started early in this one, with América taking the lead in just the 8th minute. Roger Martínez ran on to a deflected shot at the end line and he sent it back across the face of goal, where Bruno Valdez was lurking at the far post to make it 0-1.
Pachuca will be missing two players as Franco Jara and Jaine Barreiro were both given one-game suspensions, for serious foul play and receiving two yellow cards in the same game, respectively.
10-man América managed a stoppage time goal to give them a 2-3 away win against Puebla. The result is a third straight win for the Águilas, who are unbeaten in four, while the Poblanos saw their two-game winning streak snapped.
The visitors looked the better side from the start, and they quickly caused problems for Puebla’s defense. In the 6th minute, Anderson Santamaría was called for a handball in the box and Cecilio Domínguez scored the ensuing penalty to give América the 0-1 lead.
América beat Monarcas Morelia 2-1 in a game that saw the visitors finish with just nine men after two stoppage-time red cards. The result is a second straight win for the Águilas, who remain unbeaten at home this season, while the michoacanos have now lost back-to-back games and are winless in four.
América came out attacking and the hosts had the first good chance of the game through Henry Martín in the very first minute, but his attempt ended up just wide. The hosts had the majority of the chances with another good opportunity coming through Emanuel Aguilera in the 17th minute.
América earned a 0-2 away win against Lobos BUAP in the final game of Jornada 8. The result is a fourth straight loss for the Licántropos, who are winless in six, while the Águilas snapped a three-game winless streak and are now unbeaten in two.
Lobos were looking to get back on track on home ground, but it was América who had the first good chance of the game with an early corner kick. Guido Rodríguez connected with the set piece, but Jordan Sierra made the defensive play to preserve the draw in the 3rd minute.
Toluca vs Santos Laguna – 1:00 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes
Toluca (8th) fell 1-2 to León last weekend to give them back-to-back losses. The Diablos Rojos failed to win in midweek as well, where they drew 2-2 with FC Juárez in the Copa MX. They’ll look to get back to winning ways in this one, and they’re traditionally hard to beat at home (last week’s result notwithstanding). Toluca has one of the better attacking records in the league and they’re average two gaols a game at home this season; they’ll look to keep that pace up in this one.
As for Santos Laguna (3rd), the Laguneros drew 1-1 with Cruz Azul last weekend to keep them winless in two but unbeaten in five. They avoided defeat in midweek as well, where they drew 0-0 with Pachuca in the Copa MX in midweek. Santos has a bit of a mixed record on the road so far, though, where they’re 1-1-1. But they’re just three points out of first place and they’ll be looking for a win in this one against a Toluca side that’s been on a bit of a slide as of late.
Roger Martínez of Club América was given a one-game suspension for violent conduct, while teammate Bruno Valdez was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play.
Both players will miss the Águilas’ Jornada 8 game.
Pumas UNAM twice took the lead and twice failed to hold it as 9-man América came back for a 2-2 draw in the Apertura 2018 edition of the Clásico Capitalino. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season but winless in three overall, while the universitarios remain winless in four.
The night started off perfectly for the visitors, with Pumas taking the lead 19 seconds into the game. Martín Rodríguez found Felipe Mora, whose header beat Agustín Marchesín to make it 0-1 immediately following the kickoff.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Querétaro came back for a 1-1 draw. The result ends a two-game losing streak for the Gallos Blancos but keeps them winless in three overall, while the Águilas saw their three-game winning streak halted but remain unbeaten in four.
Querétaro had the first good chance of the game in the 13th minute when Marcel Ruiz found himself unmarked in the box, but he couldn’t put his header on target and the opportunity went begging.