América beat Querétaro by the minimum difference to remain unbeaten at home this season. The result also gives the Águilas back-to-back wins and keeps them unbeaten in seven overall, while extending the Gallos Blancos’ losing streak to four games.
The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and they found chances in the early going, primarily through Oribe Peralta. But it wasn’t until just before halftime that América was able to open the scoring.
A late goal gave América a 1-0 win against Necaxa on Wednesday night. The result keeps the Águilas unbeaten at home this season and unbeaten in six overall while the Rayos remain winless in seven.
The visitors had the first good chance of the game in the 10th minute, when Marcos González forced a good save out of Agustín Marchesín to keep the game goalless. After that, the game slowed down and there were few chances of note at either end for the rest of the first half.
It was honors even in the Estadio Caliente as Tijuana and América settled for a 0-0 draw. The result is a third straight draw for the Xolos, who are now winless in four, while the Águilas remain unbeaten in five.
The game started slowly. América, missing a number of players due to injury or suspension, came out looking to play for the draw. Tijuana’s usual high-flying attack – the highest scoring in the league – was missing its usual spark, and there were almost no chances to speak of in the first half.
América remained unbeaten at home this season with a 1-0 victory over Monterrey. The loss ends a two-game winning streak for the Rayados and keeps them winless on the road in four.
The first half was a largely even affair. Monterrey had the first chance in the 11th minute, but Agustín Marchesín sent Dorlan Pabon’s effort out for a corner kick. América then had a chance through Michael Arroyo in the 22nd minute, but after getting past César Montes he couldn’t beat Hugo González, who made the save.
América let a two-goal lead slip, but a late goal by Cecilio Domínguez gave the Águilas a 2-3 victory against Pumas UNAM. The result keeps América unbeaten in three while Pumas suffered their first home loss of the season.
The universitarios started the game off better as they looked to take advantage of América’s absentees, as well as the forced substitution of the injured Miguel Samudio. In the 18th minute, they nearly opened the scoring when Jesús Gallardo found an open Nicolás Castillo, but he couldn’t put his shot on frame.
The Disciplinary Committee has completed its investigations into Rubens Sambueza, Andrés Andrade, Pablo Aguilar, and Enrique Triverio, with three of the four facing long suspensions.
Sambueza and Andrade were involved in plays in Jornada 9 that resulted in serious injury to their opponents (Isaác Brizuela and Renato Ibarra, respectively). For causing harm to an opponent, Sambueza was given an eight-game suspension, which will end his season unless Toluca reaches the playoffs.
Tijuana beat América by the minimum difference in the Copa MX round of sixteen.
The hosts took the initiative from the opening whistle and the Xolos dominated possession and chances. After spending much of the game in América’s defensive third, Tijuana found the breakthrough in the 28th minute.
Guido Rodríguez played in Paul Arriola, who sent his low shot past Agustín Marchesín to make it 1-0.
León took the lead but couldn’t hold it as they drew 1-1 with América. The result leaves León winless in seven while the Águilas are now unbeaten in two.
León hit the crossbar in the 8th minute, but it was an injury rather than a goal-scoring opportunity that drew attention in the first half. In the 18th minute, Renato Ibarra was on the receiving end of a hard tackle by Andrés Andrade that led to the Ecuadorian leaving the stadium in an ambulance. América later confirmed on social media that Ibarra had suffered a fractured fibula.
Toluca 3-1 Celaya (Group 8)
Toluca remained atop Group 8 with a 3-1 victory over Celaya. The result sees the Diablos Rojos advance to the round of sixteen while Celaya is eliminated. Toluca was assured of first in the group regardless of tonight’s result, and although they started the game off better it was the visitors who took the lead. In the 13th minute, Celaya won a penalty kick and Rodrigo López converted it to give the Toros the 0-1 lead. Toluca thought they had tied it just before halftime, but Alfredo Moreno’s would-be goal was disallowed after it was ruled that the ball had gone out of play in the buildup.
Nevertheless, Toluca rallied in the second half. In the 62nd minute, Rubens Sambueza scored direct from a free kick to make it 1-1; then, in the 72nd minute, the referee pointed to the penalty spot again, this time in favor of the hosts. Enrique Triverio converted the PK to make it 2-1, and then Fernando Uribe sealed the victory with his goal in the 87th minute.
With the 3-1 win, Toluca reaches 10 points while Celaya still has two.