América picked up a 1-3 away win against Cruz Azul in the Apertura 2017 edition of the Clásico Joven. The result is a second straight victory for the Águilas, while La Máquina saw their season-long home unbeaten streak come to a halt.
The hosts put the ball in the back of the net in the 5th minute, but the would-be goal was disallowed for offside. Cruz Azul had several early chances, but it would be the visitors who opened the scoring.
Despite a first-half red card, América earned a 1-2 away win against Toluca. The result brings the Diablos Rojos’ season-long home unbeaten streak to a halt, while the Águilas ended their own three-game road winless streak.
The visitors started the game off better and they took the lead in the 9th minute. Santiago García’s attempted clearance of a long ball towards the box ended up at the feet of Silvio Romero, who beat Luis García to make it 0-1.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as León scored twice in the final four minutes to earn a 2-1 win. The result extends La Fiera’s winning streak to three games while leaving the Águilas winless in two.
Both teams came out looking to score from the opening whistle and the first chance of the game came in the first minute. Andrés Mosquera cut the ball back for Luis Montes, but his shot went just wide.
América took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Tijuana came back for a 1-1 draw. The result keeps the Xolos unbeaten in six, although it ends their four-game winning streak, while the Águilas are unbeaten in two.
The first 15 minutes were even as the Xolos and Águilas felt each other out, but then the pace began to pick up. The hosts had the first good chance when Gustavo Bou pressured Edson Álvarez, whose intended clearance ended up heading for his own goal; however, Agustín Marchesín was able to make the save to keep the game 0-0.
Monarcas Morelia vs Tigres UANL – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (6th) beat Lobos BUAP 1-3 last weekend to give La Monarquía three wins in a row. They won in the Copa MX in midweek as well with a 2-1 victory against Necaxa. Morelia will look to keep that streak alive when they return to the Estadio Morelos, where they have had mixed results this season – one win, one loss, and two draws.
As for Tigres UANL (5th), the universitarios did not play last weekend as their Jornada 8 game against Atlas was postponed. In their last league match, Tigres beat Lobos BUAP 3-2, a result that kept them unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in three overall. They did lose in midweek, however, as they fell 1-3 to Zacatepec in the Copa MX.
América got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Veracruz. The Tiburones Rojos finished the game with 10 men as they suffered their third road loss of the season.
The game started off perfectly for the Águilas, who took the lead in just the 5th minute. Oribe Peralta played in Silvio Romero, who got around his defenders and scored with a shot to the near post. 1-0.
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.